2022 Break the Bank – Mpls.

October 15, 2022


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Location: Huntington Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN. (420 SE 23rd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55455)

Time: 7 AM- 12 PM

Race check-in: 30-45 minutes prior to event time near Minnesota Tribal Nations Plaza (West end of the stadium).

Same-day registration: is possible at the race check-in location.

Parking: is available around the stadium, $4-$6 | Parking Map

Public Transit: The Metro Transit Green Line stops right next to the stadium.

Purpose: 

FUN! And to help in the fight against kidney cancer! This year we want to raise $79,000 (one dollar for each new person diagnosed with kidney cancer in the United States) to fund research scholarships to help attract some of the brightest young minds in Minnesota to pursue a career in kidney cancer and present their findings at national meetings. Our goal is to have 790 participants register. Each registered person represents 100 patients diagnosed in the US each year

Who likes this event? Everyone!

If you’re a serious racer or athlete, the timed race through 6,054 stairs will challenge you (3,027 up and 3,027 down). If you just want to have fun, come climb as many or as few stairs as you please or do the summit stroll. Every little bit helps us to #conquertogether The lower bowl has half-stairs and handrails and at any time you can step out of the course and walk over to the elevator to the Club Room. Be sure to pop some kidney cancer cells (balloons).

Competitive Options

The Piggy Bank: Climb the lower bowl! Smaller steps. Great for kids, families, and those that just want to take it easy and have fun. 2,536 Stairs (1,267 up and 1,267 down), 760 ft. of elevation rise. Average finishing times are around 41 minutes, winning time 17 minutes.

The Big Bank: A Tour de Stade, Climb the entire stadium! 6,054 Stairs (3,027 up and 3,027 down) 1,785 ft. of elevation rise. Average finishing times are around 54 minutes, winning time ~30 minutes.

The Burly Bank: Climb the entire stadium over and over until your calves just can’t take it anymore. Must climb the Big Bank completely and then return to the starting point. You can start as early as 7 am and the last time through the stadium must be started by 11 a.m. and conclude by 12 noon. Your fastest lap will be considered for Big Bank placing. The record is 6 laps through the stadium!

Fun Options

Casual Climb: Climb any course you want as many or as few stairs as you want. It will be timed, but not eligible for the placing in the competitive climbs above.

Virtual Climber: Back this year! Have a medical condition that prevents you from climbing? Or you’d just rather stay in the shade or the clubroom? You can still join in the fun and support the cause. Registration is only $30! You can still get the great C4KC shirt, but must you pick the shirt up at the stadium on the event day.

Summit Stroll 2K: Leisurely stroll, or run, along the top of the stadium, then around the mezzanine to cross the finish line. This option is great for those who have challenges with stairs but still want to do something active.

All participants will take home a performance T-shirt.  Extra T-shirts can be purchased on the day of the event.