Hustle Event Details

Hustle Up the Hancock takes place on Sunday, February 25, 2018 and is Chicago’s premiere winter fitness event. Each year more than 4,000 people climb to the top of John Hancock Center to raise funds for Respiratory Health Association’s lung disease and clean air education, research and policy change efforts.

Some climb for the individual fitness accomplishment. Others dedicate their efforts to honor or remember a loved one. More than 55% of our participants indicated they or someone they know has been touched by asthma, COPD, lung cancer or other lung diseases.

Learn more about Hustle Up the Hancock event details in the section below.

The Course

There are two stair climb categories, the Omron Full Climb and the CBS2 Half Climb, held simultaneously in two separate stairwells.

Start Times

All Hustle Up the Hancock participants are assigned to a 15-minute Climb Wave and start their individual stair climb within that window.

Entry Fees

Find each climb category’s entry fees and required fundraising minimum.

Hustle Fundraising Support

You can make a difference for clean air and people living with asthma, COPD, lung cancer and other lung diseases as a Hustle Up the Hancock participant. Fundraising support is available to make it easy.

Lung Health Champions

Check out the numerous benefits you’ll receive as a Lung Health Champion when you commit to raising $1,000.


Learn about the Corporate, Elite and Firefighter Climb Divisions that are part of Hustle Up the Hancock.

Fleet Feet Sports Team Challenge

Family members, friends and co-workers can join you to train and conquer Hustle Up the Hancock as a team.

Training and Injury Prevention

We’ve assembled great training tips for Hustle, provided by our friends at Fleet Feet Sports, Athletico Physical Therapy and climbers, past and present.

Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites Room Block

Extend your Hustle Up the Hancock experience and stay pre or post-event at the official hotel sponsor of Hustle Up the Hancock. Click here for more information.

Packet Pickup

Learn about packet pick-up options, dates and times.

Day of Event

Find everything you need to know to have an excellent Hustle event day experience.

Event Results & Awards

Hustle is a timed stair climb with event results and awards available.


Still have questions? Contact us via email at or call (312) 628-0200.