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The Course

John Hancock Center
875 N. Michigan Avenue • Chicago, Illinois

Full Climb (94 floors) Category:
This division is for the competitive athlete looking for the ultimate challenge of 94 floors. The Full Climb has a total of 1,632 steps.

CBS2 Half Climb (52 floors) Category:
For those first-time climbers seeking a challenging workout, the CBS2 Half Climb is ideal. Participants will start on the 42nd floor and finish in 360 Chicago. The CBS2 Half Climb has 816 steps.

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Additional details:

The climbs are held simultaneously in two separate stairwells. All climbers will receive entrance into 360 Chicago and the Post-Event Expo and Celebration, a finisher medal, post climb snacks, virtual goodie bag and event technical t-shirt.

Hustle Up the Hancock is a timed event. Climbers take off in 8 second intervals creating staggered starts. Water bottles are provided in the concourse area and throughout the stairwells. The stairwells are mopped with water one week prior to the event to eliminate dust. No cleaning chemicals are used in the stairwells at any time.

John Hancock Center stairwells turn to the left. The amount of steps per floor varies throughout the building. While climbing, please pass on the right side only. Headphones and water bottles are permitted in the stairwell. Only participants, staff and volunteers are permitted in the stairwells. The carrying of infants and small children up the stairs is prohibited.