OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Trek Up the Tower is going virtual this year due to ongoing coronavirus-related safety concerns.
“This decision is out of respect for our sponsors, partners, staff, volunteers, and participants,” said Chantelle Green, Trek Up the Tower Race Director and the Marketing and Communications Specialist with The Wellbeing Partners. “We are confident this is the best choice for 2021. We don’t make this decision lightly, since we love holding our event in the Tower and we know our participants do, too.”
Organizers say the virtual format provides new opportunities to have fun with the event and extend its reach, including options for whole family engagement and making the event accessible for all abilities.
“The virtual format will continue to support aspects that make Trek a beloved community event: workplace and community teams, individual performance goals and achievement, community camaraderie, volunteerism, friendly competition, and personal and organizational wellbeing,” organizers wrote in a press release.
This year’s theme will be “Wish You Were Here,” a reference to the de-centralized location of the event and a desire to get together again after the pandemic.
The event period will kick off on May 8, during which registrants can complete challenges related to familiar Tower distances, including the single-climb distance of 40 floors and the more rigorous Vertical Mile.