The 25th annual Tower Climb and Run benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation Lone Star chapter was held this last Saturday, February 20, at the Tower of the Americans in Hemisfare Park in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Over 800 people participated in the event, raising more than $62,000.
My husband participated in the climb for the third year. He was happy that he ran a few minutes faster than last year. A PTA friend did the climb for the first time with co-workers from Fort Sam Houston. She did very well, winning her age/gender division (Yay Pattie). From the pictures the stairs don’t look quite as claustrophobic as I imagined.
Event participants ran one mile around the base of the Tower of the Americas and then climbed 58 stories (952 steps) to the top of the tower. Members of the San Antonio Fire and Police Departments climbed the stairs in full gear.
The fastest time was recorded by James Bales, 30 years old. Bales finished in 11:16.4. The fastest female was Monica Taylor, 35 years old, who finished in 13:14.9. Participant ages ranged from 8 to 75 years old. Results by Redemption Timing are posted on the Soler’s Sports website.
All photos shown here were taken by Dionicio Perez. Many more photos are available on the Dionicio Perez Photography website.