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Base 2 Space: Kids’ Pacesetter Climb

Base 2 Space: Kids Climb the Space Needle’s 832 Stairs in Support!

_RM77991Dozens of kids recently “stepped up” to the challenge and participated in the Space Needle’s first Kids’ Pacesetter Climb. As a kickoff event for our second annual Base 2 Space stair climb on Sunday, October 2, the Space Needle preselected kids, as young as eight years old, to climb its 832 steps! This year, Base 2 Space has lowered the minimum age of participants from 14 to 8 years old.

Base 2 Space offers runners, walkers and families the opportunity to climb the Space Needle’s stairwell in support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

base 2 spaceSeahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin was on hand for The Kids’ Pacesetter Climb to take the youngsters through a warmup and congratulate them as they reached the Space Needle’s 520’ Observation Deck.

How did the kids do? The average adult climber takes about 10-15 minutes to complete the climb and the fastest kid climber finished in just over eight minutes!

One hundred percent of the donations raised for the Base 2 Space event will go directly to the life-saving research being done at Fred Hutch.

Want to climb in October? To register for the October 2 climb or to make a donation, visit base2spaceseattle.com. Climbers must pay a $100 registration fee, but if you sign up by July 15, you’ll receive the early bird rate of $75!

All climbers must be at least eight years old to participate. Climbers 10 years old and under must also be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


photos courtesy of Rod Mar

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