Checking in | Last-minute registration | Fundraising minimum | Food and water | What to wear | Bib and timing chips | Hands-free climbing and coat check | Not feeling well?| Climbing etiquette | Starting line protocol | Extreme Climbers | 86-Floor Climbers | Photography at the event
Climbers and virtual climbers will check in outside on 47th Street, near Lexington Avenue.
Staff and volunteers will check in on the 23rd floor of the building.
If you have any problems, please see the Help Desk in the Lexington Avenue-side Lobby of the building.
. $300 registrations will be handled by the Help Desk, in the Lexington Avenue-side lobby, that evening.
There is a $100 fundraising minimum for all participants. Participants must have personally raised, contributed or pledged at least $100 in order to climb. Please read the full details about this requirement.
We ask all participants to raise or contribute $100 via the Story by Story® event web site no later than October 14, 9:00 am, when online registration closes. If climbers wish to personally donate the $100, they should donate this amount directly to their own account (through their personal fundraising page).
The $100 fundraising minimum is in addition to your registration fee. Your fee will also show up on your web page tally of funds raised.
Participants who have not satisfied the fundraising requirement by the deadline can bring payment with them to the event, checking in at the Help Desk. Desk (inside the Lexington Avenue-side lobby). Do not wait on the general line (on 47th Street) for checking in.
If a registrant has raised or donated the $100 online between the deadline and the event day, this information will be confirmed by a Help Desk staff person when the registrant checks in.
Any registrant who fails to raise/donate $100 in advance or to provide payment information at the event will be turned away. This rule also applies to "virtual climbers."
Maintaining a well-balanced diet will give you optimal energy for the stair climb. Avoid large meals the day of the Story by Story climb. You may want a 200–300 calorie snack prior to the start time. Snacks will be available along the climb route, in the rest areas. More refreshments will be available during the finish line party beginning at 7:15 pm. If you have dietary restrictions or needs, please plan accordingly.
Staying hydrated while stair climbing is also very important. A key to successful workouts and climbs is keeping well hydrated before, during and after exercise. Start hydrating early by drinking 1–2 cups of water in the morning. Keep a water bottle with you all day long. Drink 1–2 cups before you exercise, and drink ½–1 cup of fluid for every 15 minutes of exercise. Water will be available when you check-in, throughout the Story by Story route, at the rest areas and at the finish line.
During the event, please wear walking or running shoes and comfortable, flexible clothing suitable for exercise. We advise all climbers to arrive at Story by Story already wearing their climbing-appropriate clothing. There will be some changing areas, but space will be limited.
All registered climbers will receive a Story by Story t-shirt at the check-in area.
You may want to wear a light-weight top and add the Story by Story shirt over it—or you can stash your Story by Story shirt in the coat check area.
Upon checking in, climbers will receive their bib numbers and timing chips and can confirm their route length. Please arrive early and give yourself extra time to make any changes to your registration.
Climbers will write their emergency contact information on their bibs. Timing chips will be attached to climbers' shoes. We advise climbers to wear shoes with laces, which works best for attaching the timing chips.
Your pre-assigned timing chip and bib number are linked. Your timing chip and bib color are also dependent on your climbing route/category.
If you need to change your route or climber category, please contact Her Justice no later than Monday, October 14, 5:00 pm.
A link to climbers' times will be emailed to all participants a few days after the climb. Due to the complicated structure of the stairwells, some timing chips may malfunction, and we cannot guarantee a timing chip result for all climbers.
For the safety of all participants, climbers will not be allowed to carry anything while climbing stairs. Story by Story will provide free baggage and coat check services in the lobby.
Please arrive early and allow yourself extra time to check any personal items.
Climbers must check all bags and other personal possessions, so we recommend that you limit any valuables you bring to the event. Her Justice is not responsible for lost or stolen items left at the baggage/coat check area. Because of the "hands-free" policy, if you get a drink or snack at a rest area, you should refrain from climbing until you have finished your refreshments and disposed of the items.
During Story by Story, you can take as many breaks as necessary in the rest areas (23rd and 32nd floors), which have bathrooms. Medical personnel will be located in the rest areas, as well as stationed throughout the building. An elevator will be available to anyone who is not able to continue climbing stairs. Climbers are not required to finish their route, just to do the best they can. If you choose to discontinue your climb for any reason, we do ask that you leave the stairwell and go to a rest area, for your safety and the safety of other climbers.
If you are worried about your physical condition at all, it is strongly recommended that you secure your physician's approval to participate in Story by Story. Please be sure to know and understand the potential side effects of all medications and supplements you will be taking on the day of the event.
If you will be climbing slowly during Story by Story, please stay on the right side of the stairwell, similar to driving etiquette. Faster climbers should use the left side of the stairwell, to pass slower climbers on the right side.
If you are an elite athlete, please indicate that on your Story by Story registration. 43-floor Elite athletes will be among the first groups to start climbing.
Every five seconds, event staff will cue a single climber to enter each stairwell (two stairwells in total). Some climbers may experience a wait of 25–35 minutes in order to insure the safety of all participants.
We will do our best to accommodate late-arriving climbers, but we cannot guarantee participation for climbers who arrive after 7:00 pm.
Team members may not be able to climb together if members have signed up for routes of different lengths or if a team member arrives late.
When the climb begins, participants will be organized into their climber/route categories. 43-floor Elite Athletes, 86-floor Climbers and Extreme Climbers will be the first groups to start climbing.
All climbers will finish their climb on the 43rd floor, inside the building. Unfortunately, we cannot allow climbers on the roof, for safety reasons. After the climb, everyone will take an elevator to the lobby, for the Finish Line party.
If your team wishes to take photos together, but members are finishing at different times, you should plan to meet at the Finish Line party or lobby once you complete your climb. All photos will take place in the Park Avenue-side lobby, NOT at the Finish Line itself.
Weighted belts will be reserved for registered Extreme Climbers. If there are extra belts available, other climbers can change their category on-site to become Extreme Climbers.
Extreme Climbers will be picking up their weighted belts on the Park Avenue Plaza, where the Opening Ceremony is taking place
Weighted belts will be collected on the 43rd floor.
If necessary, Extreme Climbers—if they are not feeling well—can give their belt to a Safety Assistant in the stairwell.
86-floor climbers will climb from the lobby to the 43rd floor, as their first lap. On the 43rd floor, they will be directed to an elevator back down to the lobby.
86-floor climbers may not wear a weighted belt during their climb.
Only climbers registered for 86 floors may climb twice. If you are not registered, your timing chip will not work correctly.
Her Justice photographers will be present during registration, the opening ceremony, the stair climb and the finish line party.
Please be aware that by consenting to be photographed at Story by Story, you are giving Her Justice permission to use your image on its web site and print pieces and to share your image with media outlets. If you do not wish to be photographed, please alert Her Justice's photographers during the event.
Checking in | Last-minute registration | Fundraising minimum | Food and water | What to wear | Bib and timing chips | Hands-free climbing and coat check | Not feeling well? | Climbing etiquette | Starting line protocol | Extreme Climbers | 82-Floor Climbers | Photography at the event