BASE 2 SPACE
1 memorable climb.
For just the third time in the Space Needle’s 55 year history, the public will have the opportunity to climb the landmark tower’s stairs as part of the 3rd annual Base 2 Space stair climb. Taking one of two intertwining, open-air stairwells, climbers will ascend 832 stairs to the Observation Deck located 520’ above ground. During the climb, participants will be able to look out at downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay, Lake Union and all of the area’s surrounding beauty as the Space Needle’s elevators glide up and down the tower. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will receive 100% of all donations raised.
We’re happy to announce that Base 2 Space has reduced its registration fee and fundraising minimum this year. To sign up, each participant will pay a registration fee (an early bird rate of $60 until July 31, and an increase to $75 beginning August 1) and must also raise a minimum of $175 in donations.
As an added incentive, the top ten fundraisers, the fastest male and female climbers, and two additional participants chosen at random will have the opportunity walk around the Space Needle’s Halo, next April. Only a handful of people have walked the Halo since the Space Needle was built in 1962. Participants must be 18 years old or older to qualify for the Halo Walk.
In just two short years, Base 2 Space has raised nearly $1 million for Fred Hutch! Help us reach a new fundraising record this year at Seattle’s Most Iconic Climb!
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Thank you to Gore-Tex!
The fastest male and female in their age category (18–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–69, 70–79, and 80+) will receive a Base 2 Space trophy. Plus, our friends at Gore-Tex have agreed to give each winner a pair of Gore-Tex running shoes!
The Walker Wave Is Now the Top Pot Doughnut Wave
Base 2 Space is excited to announce that we have teamed up with Top Pot Doughnuts - a company that is as iconic to Seattle as the Space Needle! With the help of our doughnut-making friends, we’ve changed the Walker Wave to the Top Pot Doughnut wave! Participants in the Top Pot Doughnut wave will receive an exclusive Base 2 Space/Top Pot Doughnut t-shirt! Best of all, you’ll get a Top Pot Doughnut on the Observation Deck when you finish the climb!
Base 2 Space Teams Up With Pearl Jam
Seattle's Most Iconic Climb is proud to partner with one of the city's most iconic bands to bring you the first ever Base 2 Space Pearl Jam Wave! This wave is open to all fitness levels, but you MUST LOVE Pearl Jam! All participants in the Pearl Jam Wave will receive a limited edition Base 2 Space/Pearl Jam t-shirt and (if 18+) will be entered into a drawing to win an autographed Pearl Jam poster (signed by the entire band) or a Pearl Jam gift basket(shirt, hat, DVD, vinyl, poster).
Form A Climbing Team
Recruit co-workers, friends and family to take on fundraising and the Space Needle’s 832 stairs as a team!
Teams need a minimum of two members and can have as many members as you like. One of the benefits of forming a team is that you can fundraise collectively. To determine the minimum amount your team needs to raise, simply multiply the number of team members by the fundraising minimum of $175. If you have two team members and one person raises $350 and the other raises nothing – no problem! You both get to climb since your team met the minimum. Forming a team is simple. All you need to do is:
- Have each member of your team register for Base 2 Space.
- Pick a team captain to create the team and come up with a clever, fun, or meaningful name.
- Click the “Create a Team” button on the right side of your fundraising page if you’re the team captain and follow the instructions. After the team captain has created the team, team members should click the “Join a Team” button on their individual fundraising pages and follow the instructions.
Team Members can climb together if they all sign up for the same wave. However, that certainly isn’t required if you have some team members that want to sprint up and others that would rather walk to the top.