Break the Bank 2014

2nd Annual Stair Climb Event-


Results are in and you’ll be astounded by some of the times.


Complete Results can be found at Anderson Race Management

Tell everyone about it and we’ll let you know as soon as the date is fixed for next year.





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Want to see some of the newest, high tech and downright cool technology for the treatment of kidney cancer?

da Vinci Xi system copy

We will have on hand the state of the art Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot in the Club Room after the race for participants to see and even try their hand and robotic surgery.  We will also have an ultrasound probe that plugs into a smartphone or tablet!  Check them out by clicking here.

                         Promo video to get you pumped to climb

Come climb stairs to raise money for Kidney Cancer Research in one of the biggest stair climb events in the world! (nearly 6000 steps)

Race Details Below

Where: TCF Bank Stadium, race check-in 45 minutes prior to heat and same day registration near Minnesota Tribal Nations Plaza

When: July 19th, 2014, Racing Climbers Start at 7 am (faster racers should register for earlier heats), Non-timed Climbers start at 900 am.

Who: Everyone!  If you’re a serious racer or athlete, the timed race through nearly 6000 stairs will challenge you.  If you just want to show support for kidney cancer awareness and climb stairs, set your goal and achieve it.  At anytime you can step out of the course and walk over to the elevator to the Club Room.  If you just want a fun way to spend Saturday morning, walk through and pop some kidney cancer cells and end up in the air conditioned Club Room.  Early Bird Registration ends July 10th (Adults $35, Kids 12-17 $27.50, under 12 free)

What: Break the Bank- Climb 4 Kidney Cancer, both timed (chip timers-for the entire stadium only) and non-timed options (climb what you can).  Children under the age of 12 are welcome to climb with adult supervision, but are not allowed in the race portion of the climb.

The Big Bank:Tour de Stade, Climb the entire stadium!  5893 Stairs, 3570 ft. of elevation change. Race Map

The Piggy Bank: Climb the lower bowl!  2535 Stairs, 1520 ft. of elevation change.  Race Map

The race finishes in the beautiful TCF Bank Club Room.  Look out from the best seats in the house and see your face on the famous TCF Bank Scoreboard!

100% of the net proceeds from this event will go to University of Minnesota Medical Foundation to fund Kidney Cancer research.  An example of a project this event will support is the funding of a clinical trial of an exciting new medication being developed right here in Minnesota!

Hosted by Climb 4 Kidney Cancer, a division of TeaM8, the Masonic Cancer Center and Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers at the University of Minnesota .