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Trek Up the Tower Presented by The Wellbeing Partners | February 15, 2020

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Trek Up the Tower in the News

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD | FEB. 8, 2020

'They've got my back': Bellevue teachers rally around colleague to tackle Trek Up the Tower

Charles Owen will make it up the tower. His teammates have guaranteed it.

They’ll carry him up the last few flights if they have to. “Don’t worry, Charlie,” they’ve told him. “We’ll get you to the top.”

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD | FEB. 15, 2020

40 floors later, Trek Up the Tower competitors catch their breath

Counting her breaths and relaxing her muscles, Omahan Amber Dyer searched Saturday for the rest of her team after she finished running up 40 flights of stairs.

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KEEP IT UP DAVID | FEB. 2020

My One-Mile Trek Into the Sky (Trek Up The Tower Race Recap)

It takes a special kind of nutjob to compete in a vertical mile stair race, because the goal is completely nutty: to climb stairs until you reach one mile of vertical gain. It’s a lot of stairs. Think about how the second floor of your house may be 10 feet off the ground, and compare that to the finish line for this race being one mile off the ground. It’s exhausting just to think about, and as someone who accomplished a vertical mile yesterday, I can tell you it’s way more exhausting in real life. So, yea, I guess that makes me a nutjob… but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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KETV | FEB. 2020

It Displays the Best in People

Several climbed 40 floors and 870 steps up the First National Tower in Downtown Omaha, Saturday morning.

The 14th annual 'Trek Up the Tower' began at 6:30.

Elite athletes and casual walkers each have their goals but the event is all about overall wellness and strength.

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD | FEB. 16, 2019

Los Angeles firefighter Carlos Arellanes landed in Omaha at 11:45 p.m. Friday.

That allowed him four hours of rest before arriving at First National Tower to run alongside other firefighters and police officers in the 13th annual Trek Up the Tower in the Real Life Heroes division, which began at 6:30 a.m.

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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. 

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