The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge is an annual fundraiser for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). Each year firefighters from around New Zealand and international competitors from Australia, the US, Chile and Germany fundraise and compete in this amazing event at Auckland’s Sky Tower.
The next Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge is the 18th of May 2019. The 2019 event will be the fifteenth year as a fundraiser for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC).
- 51 flights of stairs
- 1,103 individual steps
- At 328 metres the Sky Tower is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere
- Firefighters will wear up to 25kg of kit
- 1000 firefighters will race up the Sky Tower in 2019
Tony Scott developed the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge event in 2005 as a fundraiser for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Over the years both FireUp Events and LBC teams have worked together to develop a comprehensive event and fundraising model, which is now consistently raising over $1 million.
The annual event is delivered jointly by FireUp Events and LBC with the generous cooperation, support and provision of the venue by SKYCITY and Auckland Airport. Support has also been received from the New Zealand Fire Service, Pacific Helmets, High Pressure Equipment, Total Care, and St. John Ambulance. Importantly, this support for the event both financial and in-kind means that every dollar raised by the firefighters comes directly to LBC.
The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge is a fun and great way of raising funds, while helping the 6 Kiwis diagnosed with a blood cancer every day. If you would like to register your interest in the 2019 event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org