02.22.2011 / First National Tower to Host Premier Vertical Challenge Race to the Top

The fifth annual Trek Up the Tower, the premier vertical challenge race, will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at the First National Tower in downtown Omaha. Participants will climb 40 floors and 870 steps to the top of Omahas largest skyscraper and the tallest building between Chicago and Denver.

"Participants will climb 40 floors and 870 steps to the top of the largest skyscraper in Omaha"

Sponsored by First National Bank, proceeds from Trek Up the Tower benefit the Wellness Council of the Midlands (WELCOM) in its quest to help build a healthier community through worksite wellness and health promotion.

The 2011 race will mark the fifth year for the annual event, which has reached capacity prior to the registration deadline each of its first four years. In 2010, approximately 1,200 climbers representing 10 states and dozens of companies participated in the race.

“In just four years, Trek Up the Tower has quickly become a popular regional event, attracting people from across Nebraska and surrounding states,” said Howie Halperin, executive director of WELCOM. “It really represents what WELCOM is all about – empowering individuals to adopt healthy behaviors, like taking the stairs. Our goal is to improve the overall health of our community through wellness promotion at the workplace.”

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