Bop to the Top

in United States at OneAmerica Tower, One American Square

Online registration for this event is not yet open. You may register in person on Friday, January 17 (details coming soon), or on race morning at the OneAmerica Tower from 9:00AM-11:30AM.

  • Individual Stair climb
    Shirts are not guaranteed to those that register after Wed, January 15 at 11:59pm

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Individual - Triple Step
    Shirts are not guaranteed to those that register after Wed, January 15 at 11:59pm

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  • Join a Team
    You will need your Team Captains transaction number for registration. Shirts not guaranteed to those that register after Jan. 15

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  • 4-Person Team - Stair climb - Team Captain Registration
    Team Captains - Provide your transaction number from your confirmation email to your team members so they can Join You Team!

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  • Volunteer

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  • Withdrawn

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About Bop to the Top

Climb the 36 floors of the OneAmerica Tower on January 18 in the 37th annual Bop to the Top stair climb, benefiting Riley Children's Foundation. Take the challenge and climb all 780 steps as an individual or as part of a 4-person team! Bring the family out, as this event is open to all ages and abilities!

We will accept RACE DAY Registration from 7:30AM to 11:30AM at the event site.

2020 Riley Champion – Luke Jackson

Luke Jackson is the picture of a typical teen, going to school and dreaming of being a firefighter. What you can’t see is that he battles Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel condition. When Luke was 7 years old, his family thought he caught a stomach bug, but his symptoms kept getting worse. Luke was referred to Riley Pediatric Gastroenterologist Marian Pfefferkorn, M.D., who diagnosed him with Crohn’s disease. Since then, he has learned to manage the condition, traveling to Riley Hospital six times a year for infusions and checkups. Luke shares his story at Riley Dance Marathons and helped organize a golf tournament that raised $1,000 for Riley.

Luke will be Bopping to the Top, so come out and show your support!

Participant Shirts

Participants will receive a Long Sleeve T-shirt upon finishing. But first, you have to BOP to the TOP!

Shirts are NOT guaranteed to those that register after Wednesday, January 15 at 11:59pm! Be sure to pre-register before then!


Seed times will be posted around 10pm on Thursday, January 16. Go to

Participants will be seeded based on a previous stair climb time or a recent 5K time, provided during registration. Seeded participants will start between 8:30am and 10:30am.

If you do not wish to be seeded, or do not enter a seed time, you will be placed between 10:30am - 12:00pm.

Single Climb

Conquer all 36 floors as an individual in the Single climb! That is 780 steps and 500 feet straight up!

Triple Step Division

Is one climb just not enough? Climb the tower 3 times and we'll add your times up for a 'Total Time'*!

You will have a 3 hour time period to complete all three climbs. Your 3 climb times are added together and do not include rest time between climbs. Triple Steppers will be seeded near the 8:30AM time slot. All triple steppers must be done by 11:30am in order to be eligible for awards.

*Triple Steppers are NOT eligible for Individual Single Climb and Team Competition awards

TEAM Competition

Get a team together and do the Bop! All teams consist of 4 members, who will each climb the tower 1 time. Teams can compete in the following categories:

OPEN - Must include 4 members on a team, male or female.

FAMILY - Must consist of 4 immediate family members (Parents, children, etc.)

MASTERS - Must consist of 4 members 40 years of age or OLDER, AND at least one (1) female

CO-ED - Must include at least two (2) females

ALL-FEMALE - Must consist of 4 females

COLLEGIATE OPEN- Must consist of 4 college students, AND at least one (1) female

FIRE FIGHTERS - Must consists of 4 members of a Fire Department - male or female

Award Categories

Stick around after you're done "Bopping" for the awards ceremony at 12:30pm in the OneAmerica auditorium, located on the first floor.

---Individual Awards---
- Top 3 Individual Overall male/female finishers in the Single and Triple Step climbs
- Top 3 finishers in each division - Big Guy (200 lbs), Big Big Guy (225 lbs), Big Big Big Guy (250 lbs+), Athena (female-165 lbs+)

---Team Awards---
- Top 3 teams - Open, Family, Masters, Co-Ed, All-Female, Collegiate Open, and Fire Fighters

---Age-Group Awards---
8 and under, 9-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+

---Top fundraiser for Riley Children's Foundation---

Friday Packet Pick Up (Optional) - Only for those that register on/before January 16

Get your bib and timing tags early and avoid the lines on raceday! Remember, you don't get your shirt until you reach the TOP of OneAmerica!

Note - You must pre-register by Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11:59pm to be eligible for Friday's Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, January 17
Location: Bicycle Garage Indy (242 E. Market St., Suite #101, Indianapolis, IN)
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Free Parking

Park your vehicle for FREE in the garage or surface lot, located directly north of the OneAmerica Tower, between Capitol Avenue and Illinois Street.

Individual / Corporate Fundraising for Team Riley

Bop to the Top is proud to support Riley Children's Foundation! In the 36 year history of this event, Tuxedo Brothers has raised over $750,000 for this wonderful cause! For 2020, we have set our fundraising goal to $15,000!

If you are interested in collecting donations for Riley Children's Foundation, you can set up a personal or corporate fundraising page. Collect donations from your friends, family or co-workers by creating an online giving page at The Riley Children's Foundation receives 100% of funds raised by individuals and teams who set up fundraising pages, so please consider the difference you can make in a child's life!

You can also bring your donations to the event site on January 18th. If you bring cash or checks, please fill out and bring the pledge form below with you on January 18.

IMPORTANT: Creating OR joining a Team Fundraising page through Team Riley DOES NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THE EVENT! You must still complete this process through

For a pledge form, click HERE.

Volunteer at Bop to the Top!

Enjoy the exciting atmosphere of Bop to the Top without having to climb a single step! All volunteers will receive an event shirt, free parking, and refreshments!

You can help out in the following areas:
- Packet Pick-up (7:00am to 11:00am)
- Gear Check (7:30am to 11:30am)
- Water Station (7:3am to 11:30am)
- Floor Monitors (7:30am to 11:30am)
- Start/Finish Team (7:30am to 11:30am)
- Elevator (7:30am to 11:30am)
- T-Shirt (7:30am to 11:30am)
- Volunteer Check-in (7:30am to 11:30am)

If you're interested, register as a volunteer by clicking on the red Volunteer tab at the top of this page.


If you have any questions you can check out the event page or e-mail us at!

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