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Start Times

Hustle Up the Hancock begins at 7:00 a.m. The last climber begins his/her climb at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Start times vary from 7:00 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. for the Full Climb and 8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. for the CBS2 Half Climb. All start times are final. We cannot re-assign start times. (Start times are included in race packets. They are not released prior to packet pickup days.)

In order to help you understand the process of assigning start times, below is a list of factors that affect the way start times are assigned:

  • Elite Athletes
  • Lung Health Champions
  • Special Divisions (Event Sponsors, Media, Corporate Climb, Firefighters)

Climbers are assigned to a "Wave" number. Waves begin every 15 minutes and climbers will be allowed to line up 15 minutes prior to their wave's starting times. Climbers are then released into the stairwells in 8-second intervals.

One of the benefits of forming a team in the Fleet Feet Sports Team Challenge is all team members will be assigned to the same wave.

*Due to the nature of this event, all participants should arrive one hour before their designated start time. In addition, participants do NOT have to check-in on event day. Just make sure to pin your bib on your shirt and you are ready to go!