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 Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge taking place on Saturday 19 May, 2018, will be in its fourteenth 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
- 950 firefighters will race up the Sky Tower in 2018
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.
Now in its fourteenth year the 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, The Better Drinks Company, 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. Registration for the 2018 event has now closed, but if you would like to register your interest in the event please email email@example.com