$35 for U.S. Cellular Field Stair-Climb Race from Storm the Stadium on September 6 (Up to $75 Value)

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Climbing stairs is good exercise and lets you avoid awkward conversations with the coworker who lives in the elevator. Ascend the stairway to health with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $35 for charity stair-climbing race entry for one (up to $75 value)

Stair-climbers dash up and down some 6,000 steps as U.S. Cellular Field is filled with cheers and rocking music. Afterward, they meet up at Chi Sox Bar and Grill for a post-race party with drink specials. The event benefits Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, and the Special Olympics.

Climbers leave the starting gate every eight to ten seconds. Some teams will be captained by participants from CBS's Survivor:

  • The elite wave at 8 a.m.
  • The Survivor Jenny/Artis team at 8:30 a.m.
  • The Survivor RC/Andrea team at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Survivor Mallory/Spencer team at 10:30 a.m.
  • The half climb at 11:30 a.m.

The full distance of the race is 6,000 stairs; the half-climb is 3,000 stairs.

After purchase, participants must register online here. Packet pickup occurs on September 2 in Chicago, and September 3 in Schaumburg.

Storm the Stadium

One of the longest consecutive-stair challenges in America, Storm the Stadium invites racers to tackle a 3,000- or 6,000-stair course that crisscrosses Chicago's beloved U.S. Cellular Field. Groups of 350 racers launch every 10 seconds beginning at 8 a.m., spurred on by pumping music and fueled by samples of food or drink from vendors. Climbers can also opt to purchase more food and alcoholic beverages from the stadium's concession stands. In addition to individual participants, elite racing teams also make the climb; the team with the best average time earns a first-place finish and a thumbs up from a guy who once saw Buzz Aldrin at a mall. Storm the Stadium’s organizers help interested participants raise money for charities of their choice through race pledges; racers may choose to climb for a charity and donate an amount of their choosing.

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    U.S. Cellular Field

    333 West 35th Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60616

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In a Nutshell

Scale 6,000 total steps with hundreds of fellow racers as music rocks U.S. Cellular Field in a charity event that benefits local kids

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 5th, 2014. Limit 1 per person. May buy 3 additional as gifts. All Storm the Stadium participants must pick up their registration packets. Either fill out and bring in the signed waiver or fill out on site at packet pickup. There will be no race day packet pick up. Online registration required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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