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A fundraising event for the National MS Society

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ELEVATOR?

WHAT ELEVATOR?

Climb to the Top: Coast to Coast is a vertical 5K* that lets you choose how you “climb” some of the tallest and most iconic buildings in the country. These virtual challenges are not only a total blast , but an impactful way to raise funds for the nearly 1 million people living with MS in the United States.

You ready to get this party started?

Select one of our incredible climbs below to learn more and get registered. Then, gather with us for a virtual kickoff at 9 a.m. ET/PT on August 15 before you start your personal climb.

There are 2 ways to "climb":

> Run or walk a 5K for every building you want to climb

> OR climb vertically (your stairs, a hill, a park bench) for an average of 25 minutes for every building you want to climb.

We'll be there to support you every step of the way – with fundraising support and a cheering section that spans coast to coast. Download the Charity Miles app to track your activity, view the leaderboard and see the view from the building you "climbed" on event day (virtually of course). (Details on app downloads can be found on the Climb to the Top: Coast to Coast website.)

Competitive tower runner?

You’d better believe we have a challenge for you!

Register for the Trifecta and climb the equivalent number of stairs of all THREE of our Climb to the Top buildings (that’s 3,692 stairs) or run a 15K. The best part – you can do this from anywhere! No need to fly from New York to San Francisco and back.

*Train like you’re training for a 5K. An actual vertical 5K would be epic, but no one has built a building that tall…yet.

 
Climb Boston

Coast to Coast

We’re going virtual for 2020 Climb to the Top!

Get Virtual!
Climb Boston
Climb NYC

New York City

Get Vertical!
Climb SF

San Francisco

Get Vertical!
Don't just take our word for it. Climb to the top is awesome!
Don't just take our word for it. Climb to the top is awesome!
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"I was diagnosed with MS in 2017. This inspired me to get back into shape and kick MS in the butt!"
~ Christine
"I was diagnosed with MS in 2017. This inspired me to get back into shape and kick MS in the butt!"
~ Christine
Don't just take our word for it. Climb to the top is awesome!
Don't just take our word for it. Climb to the top is awesome!
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"I climb in this event every year so that one day the research, awareness and funds raised will help END MS!!!"
~ Crystal
"I climb in this event every year so that one day the research, awareness and funds raised will help END MS!!!"
~ Crystal

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Climbs

 
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COAST TO COAST

// Virtual

We’re going virtual for 2020 Climb to the Top! And, because it’s virtual, anyone, anywhere can participate in Climb to the Top: Coast to Coast. Have a cousin in St. Louis? Invite them to climb with you! Friends looking for something to do in Bozeman, Montana? Invite them to climb with you! Oh, and because we’ve gone virtual, there’s no age limit. Bring the whole family!

You will be able to virtually climb any of the three buildings in the Climb to the Top Series. Or, if you’re feeling like a total superstar, you can select the Trifecta – all THREE of our buildings. Register today!

 

 
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Boston

// 200 Clarendon

61 Flights. 1,200 Stairs. A World Free of MS.

Challenge yourself in a new way by “climbing” 100 floors to the top of the tallest building in New England. Feel the excitement as you ascend 1,200 stairs to the top of 200 Clarendon Tower and change the world for people living with MS. Register as a virtual participant today!

200 Clarendon Tower
Boston, MA

 
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New York City

// One Bryant Park

51 Flights. More than 1,000 stairs. A World Free of MS.

Challenge yourself and “climb” to the top of one of the top 10 tallest and most energy-efficient buildings in the United States for unparalleled views of New York City’s iconic landmarks. See the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and One World Trade Center from an aerial panoramic. Feel the excitement as you ascend more than 1,000 stairs to the top of One Bryant Park and change the world for people living with MS. Register as a virtual participant today!

One Bryant Park
New York, NY

 
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San Francisco

// SALESFORCE TOWER

61 Flights. 1,762 stairs. A World Free of MS.

Challenge yourself and “climb” to the top of the tallest building in San Francisco for 36—degree views of the San Francisco Bay Area from the world-famous Ohana Floor. See both of San Francisco’s bridges, Alcatraz and the expansive Pacific Ocean from an aerial panoramic. Feel the excitement as you ascend 1,762 stairs to the top of the Salesforce Tower and change the world for people living with MS. Register as a virtual participant today!

Salesforce Tower
San Francisco, CA

 

For the

Number
Crunchers

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5,123,456

stairs climbed in 2019

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$

1,100,456

raised in 2019

At least

2,200

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Your Fundraising Changes Lives

The National MS Society is the largest gathering in the MS movement and raises funds to change the world for people with MS.

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#ThisIsMS

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Breakthroughs to a Cure

Funding 360 research initiatives to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.