The "Trek Up The Tower" Goes Virtual

"The Wellbeing Partners" announce this year's annual stair climbing fund raising event at the "Tower at First National" will take place virtually over a multi-week challenge period.

Organizers cite best practice and ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns as a reason for the decision, including coordinating an in-person event with "First National Bank of Omaha’s" timeline for reintroducing work-from-home employees to the building offices.

“This decision is out of respect for our sponsors, partners, staff, volunteers, and participants,” said Chantelle Green, "Trek Up the Tower" Race Director. “We are confident this is the best choice for 2021. We don’t make this decision lightly, since we love holding our event in the Tower and we know our participants do, too.”

Green points out the virtual format provides new opportunities to have fun and extend its reach, including developing options for whole-family engagement and ensuring ways to make the event accessible for all abilities.

The 2021 theme is “Wish You Were Here” an ode to the de-centralized location of this year’s event and acknowledgement of the desire to gather again post-pandemic.

The event period will kick off on May 8th, 2021, during which registrants can complete challenges related to familiar Tower distances, including the single-climb distance of 40 floors and the more rigorous Vertical Mile.

For more details about the virtual 2021 "Trek" changes, visit

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