Trek Up the Tower Presented by WELLCOM | February 15, 2020

Media Coverage

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Trek Up the Tower in the News

We are very grateful to the news media for their ongoing support of Trek Up the Tower, WELLCOM and all our participants!

Check back often for the latest event coverage.

MEDIA CONTACT

Justin Holes
WELLCOM Member Services Manager
Ph. 402-934-5795
jholes@elevatingwellness.org

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD | FEB. 20, 2018

Sarah Bickerstaff trudged up 20 flights of stairs and doubt crept into her head. She wondered why, once again, she signed herself up to climb the stairs of the city’s tallest building. Read More.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD | FEB. 16, 2018

Trek Up the Tower is back this year with something new for those who find that climbing the stairwells of a 40-story building once isn’t enough. Read More. 

KETV | OCT. 22, 2018

Justin Holes with WELLCOM talks about the upcoming climb with KETV News' John Oakey. View the Clip.

Going for the Record

Trekkers’ Goal to Surpass 2018 Record of First National Tower Climbs

Nebraska locals Robert Borer and Mark Adamson are repeat climbers at Trek Up the Tower, an annual vertical stair climb up the First National Tower in downtown Omaha. At 40 flights, the Tower is the tallest building between Denver and Chicago.

While Borer, known to many as "Shirtless Bob," will turn 60 on Trek Day (February 16, 2019) and Adamson will be 63, their commitment to physical fitness is reflected in their motto: You can't help aging, but you don't have to get old.

Trek Up the Tower participants seek to break record