Climb the stairs of the Calgary Tower this year on April 26 to help a good cause and to have bragging rights. This year, there are new images to be seen during the climb. The staircase has been painted with murals by amateur artists to help encourage people as they climb. It's expected that these motivating murals will be finished in time for the Climb and Run for Wilderness.
This is the 23rd year of the climb that celebrates Earth Day. It's an event that attracts people from all parts of North America and includes babies that are carried in backpacks all the way up to seniors that are 93 years old. Last year, 1,500 participants registered for the event and there were also supporters on hand to keep them encouraged.
Past athletes that have participated in the event include dignitary Ralph Klein and athletes Jonathan Heinz and Audrey Lane Cockett. Whether you have climbed the stairs before or are a first timer, you are welcome to take the challenge. This climb for Earth Day has become an international event and every year more and more people are getting involved in it.
It's an athletic event that the whole family can participate in. A vital part of the climb includes receiving an environmental education and viewing public art creation. It's a fun way to test your personal best and you are welcome to come out to the Calgary Tower on April 26 even if you don't want to climb the stairs. You can help cheer on the people that are here to climb and show your support for Alberta's wildlife.