Race Records of the Stair Titans

Have you ever wondered, while climbing up a building, what the fastest time is for that building? Some of times you probably already know (especially the major ones, or the recent record breakers) but wouldn't it be fun to know a bunch of them? Well, thanks to George Grena and his research, now we know over 60 of those records! Click the "Stair Titans" link below to see the PDF of the races compiled so far and if you have any corrections (including you George, who might have caught some … [Read more...]

49ers Crush Young Broncos in San Diego


The San Diego Towerthon was owned this year by Jeff Dinkin, 49 years old, in the two-hour power climb, and PJ Glassey, 49 years old, in the sprint event. Second and third place in both events went to a couple young broncos in their 30's, namely, Josh Duncan and Jason Larson. Jason got second in the sprint, with Josh coming in third, and Josh won second in the power climb, with Jason coming in third. The official results are here: [Read more...]

Virginia Hilton Race

Lakeside setting, within view of the Nation's Capitol, the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center is just ten minutes from the Smithsonian, Pentagon, and historic monuments of Washington, D.C. Five miles from the quaint waterfront galleries and shops in Old Town Alexandria, and seven miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Our hotel is conveniently located for business needs in Tysons Corner/McLean, VA, Washington, DC and the City of Alexandria.

Guest re-cap by California resident & Virginia native, G.M. Grena: The Mid-Atlantic branch of the American Lung Association (ALA) held its first staircase race in 2014.  They chose the 30-story Hilton Alexandria Mark Center (AMC) hotel in Virginia (just outside DC), though the race only spanned 29 floors since the top floor has luxury accommodations.  The nice thing about ending on floor … [Read more...]

Big Climb Seattle 2015


They call it the Big Climb, not because it's a super tall climb, but because it's the biggest participation of any climb in the world. This stair race sells out every year with 6,000 participants (4,000 racers and 2,000 non-timed "climbers") and this time it filled up in a matter of hours. Why so popular? I don't know. Perhaps it's because the climb is 29 years old. Or it could be that climbing the tallest … [Read more...]

VUE climb 2015


The 50 floor climb up the VUE luxury apartment building in Charlotte NC was a new one for me. It went quite well, which is to be expected since it was an ALA climb in its 2nd year. The view atop the VUE was indeed amazing, being one of Charlotte's tallest buildings. The floors were relatively consistent, right turn and residential height, with one flight being 8 steps and the other being 9 most of the way. This … [Read more...]

Wamu Race 2014


We didn't have our usual "ringers" from out of town, or even many of our local super stars this year at the Wamu race on Dec 4th, but since our X Gym team is so deep with talent, we still won it by an obscene margin. Here is the link to the official individual results:  [Read more...]

2014 AON LA Race Results

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Fun times! Lots of laughs and mostly locals this year at the AON LA 4/5/14. Here is the results link: http://raceresults.eternaltiming.com/index.cfm/20140405_Fight_For_Air_Stair_Climb_-_Los_Angeles.htm?Fuseaction=Results&Class=Stair+Climb+Individual~All You may notice that a girl won. That actually … [Read more...]