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Eureka Stair Climb 2018

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Climb many stairs and help give sight
This is an event that will require you to climb stairs! Not just any stairs, but the Eureka stairs! Not only will this do you good as the exercise will be wonderful, but it will also help those people less fortunate than yourself.

The Eureka Stair Climb is a community challenge and fundraising event for The Fred Hollows Foundation. You will climb Australia's tallest residential building, the Eureka Tower in Southbank. You probably will need some training beforehand and you can check out the suggestions at this link.

Are you able to get to the top of Australia's highest tower climb, which is 88 floors to the Eureka Skydeck? If so, you will be at the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere - quite an achievement!

You can walk with friends or you could also challenge them to be the first to reach the top! The climb is open to anyone who is 12 years of age and over.

The event is run by the Fred Hollows Foundation and will be held on Sunday, 25th November 2018. The stairs to climb are at the Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, and it will start at 6.15 am, with the climb being between 7:00 am - 1:00 pm.

You can register for this event as an individual, join a team or make up your own team. Organisers have Corporate Challenges and if your team would like to join into this, you can click here for details of events, and how to take it further.

To participate in the Eureka Stair Climb, you will need an entry fee plus a minimum fundraising pledge for The Fred Hollows Foundation. To find out details of the pledge and how to register, you will need to click here.

The online registrations close at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, 21st November 2018.

There are several categories, as follows:
Walker - social, and not timed - $50

Climber, corporate, elite and emergency services - competitive and timed - $55

Minimum individual fundraising pledge - $50

Please note - climbers or walkers who are part of a corporate challenge team will be required to raise $250 each, towards the minimum TEAM GOAL of $1,000 for a team of four to participate.

Everyone who enters into this climb will receive the following:

Race entry and event bib
Access to level 88 of Skydeck 88 (this is normally $20)
A medal when you reach the finish
The chance to win exclusive fundraising, best time, and best-dressed prizes
More exclusive offers to come from the event partners of the climb

About Categories
There are a range of event categories which would suit different levels of fitness and various types of groups.

Walker - social
The walker category is suitable for families or for social teams. If you just want to reach the 88th floor, then in this category you can climb without going fast or having to race. Walkers can, therefore, take their time and concentrate on just getting to the top. For this category, you will not receive a race time so you would not qualify for the fastest time prize. You would, however still qualify for the fundraising and the best-dressed prizes!

This is also the category for anyone who is fit and keen and is attempting to climb the tower several times between 7 am and 10 am! For this, there are no extra entry fees, and the only condition on this category is a raised fundraising of an extra $250. This amount will also need to be reached by the event day. As soon as you have been handed your bib, you can simply start going up the steps as many times as you like, or can.

Climber - competitive
A Climber is a timed participant, aged over 12 years, and in this category, you receive an official race time. You are eligible to win fastest, top fundraising and best-dressed prizes. All "Climbers" finish on Level 88 - the Eureka Skydeck.

Elite Climbers - competitive
Elite stair climbing athletes should apply for one of just 20 male and 20 female spots which are available in this group of climbers. You can find out more about this group at this link.

Teams - walkers - social/climbers - competitive
A standard team has to have four team members. You are able to enter a team in either the Climber or the Walker category. Each team member is eligible for the quickest individual time prizes, as well as the fastest team prizes but can only qualify for team fundraising prizes.

Corporate challenge - competitive
Any business can join into this category, and corporate teams must have a minimum of four climbers per team and are encouraged to go into the Corporate Challenge. All Corporate Challenge teams will be able to go into the VIP marquee on the concourse for a post-climb celebration. You can find out more about this at this link.

Emergency services - competitive
This one is for any emergency services personnel, including Fire Brigades and CFA, Ambulance, Police, SES and Australian Defence Force. You can see more about this category here.

Full kit emergency personnel - competitive
This is open to any current emergency services personnel, and they must wear their full operational kit.

Paramedics - competitive
This is specifically for ambulance services personnel /paramedics and their colleagues.

Fred Hollows Institute
This is a wonderful charity that gives sight to people less fortunate than most of us. You can read all about the organisation at this website.

For all bookings and information, click here.

Please step up to restore sight and support The Fred Hollows Foundation by attending this fun event.

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Why? To fundraise for the Fred Hollows Institution
When: Sunday 25th November, 2018
Where: Eureka Tower
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