Participant Info

The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge is one of Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s largest fundraising events, now in its thirteenth year. Each year firefighters from around New Zealand, Australia and the USA gain sponsorship and compete in this amazing event at Auckland’s Sky Tower. The event has consistently raised over $1 million the last two years.

If you are taking part in the event, here are some important things you need to know.

Registering for the event

General entry opens in November 2016. If you are interested in taking part please email firefighters@leukaemia.org.nz.

Race and fundraising categories

For a full list of race categories and eligibility criteria, see Participant Rules.

Team fundraising categories are based on the number of people in a team:

  • 1 = individual
  • 2 – 5 = small team
  • 6 – 9 = medium team
  • 10+ = large team

There will be a first, second and third place within each fundraising category and then an overall team winner announced based on the total fundraising divided by the number of members.

Firefighter of Steel

The Firefighter of Steel category is a category that was introduced in 2015. This category is to acknowledge the challenge of climbing with a steel cylinder as opposed to a carbon cylinder. Are you tough enough?

To enter this category participants must be donned and started. There are no age categories, only male and female. View full event rules here.

Note: Steel cylinders are around 9kg heavier than carbon cylinders and around 6kg heavier than alloy.

Accommodation offer

SKYCITY are once again generously offering a discounted room rate for the 2017 Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge. Check back here for more details closer to the event.

Proudly supported by:

  • Farmers
  • Sky City
  • Fidelity Life
  • Suzuki
  • PWC