Bop to the Top 2023

in United States at OneAmerica Tower - 200 N. Illinois Street

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  • Individual - Single Climb
    Register by January 13 to guarantee your shirt!

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  • Individual - Triple Step
    Register by January 13 to guarantee your shirt!

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  • Team Captain - 4-Person - Single Climb Only
    Team Captains - Provide your transaction number from your confirmation email to your team members so they can Join You Team!

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  • Join a Team
    You will need your Team Captains transaction number for registration. Register by January 13 to guarantee your shirt!

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  • Virtual Stair Climb
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  • Volunteer
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About Bop to the Top

Climb the 36 floors of the OneAmerica Tower on January 21 in the 40th annual Bop to the Top Stair Climb, benefiting Riley Children's Foundation! Bring the family out, as this event is open to all ages and abilities!

Take the challenge and climb all 780 steps as an individual or as part of a 4-person team! There is also a Triple Step event where you can complete the climb three different times!

We will accept RACE DAY registration from 7:30AM to 11:30AM at the OneAmerica Tower.

Event Schedule

Seeded Boppers
8:30am - Single Climb begins
8:45am - Triple Step begins
10:00 - Teams begin

Unseeded Boppers
10:30am - Unseeded participants begin

Participate VIRTUALLY from January 21 - 31

Can't make it to the race? Climb VIRTUALLY from January 21 - 31! At the end of January, we'll send you a link to submit your total results. And, we'll mail your shirt!*

Challenge yourself to climb as much as you can, and track your progress in the following ways:
- Flights
- Stairs
- or Total time

Here are some ways you can climb:
- Outdoor stairs
- Parking garage stairwell
- Permitting indoor facility**
- Stair climber
- Step mill
- Jacob's Ladder

*The deadline to guarantee a shirt is Friday, January 13 at 11:59pm
**It is the responsibility of the registrant to gain permission to use any private facility

Participant Shirts

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

Shirts are guaranteed to those that register by Friday, January 13 at 11:59pm! Don't delay - register NOW!

Single Climb

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

Triple Step

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 total time for the 3 climbs does NOT include rest time between climbs. Triple Steppers will be seeded near the 8:45am time slot. All triple steppers must be done by 12:00pm in order to be eligible for awards.

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

4-Person Team Competition

Get a team together and Bop to the Top! Teams consist of 4 members, who will each climb the tower ONE time. Teams can compete in the following categories:

--- OPEN - Any gender combination
--- FAMILY - Any gender combination of immediate family members (Parents, children, etc.)
--- MASTERS - Minimum age of 40, AND at least one (1) female
--- CO-ED - At least two (2) females
--- ALL-FEMALE - Females only
--- COLLEGIATE OPEN- Only college students, AND at least one (1) female
--- FIRE FIGHTERS - Any gender combination from the same department.


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.

Start times will be posted on Friday, January 20 around 10:30am - CLICK HERE.

Please arrive AT LEAST 45 minutes prior to your start time. All participants MUST START their climb by noon.

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

Overall & Age-Group Awards

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 and above

Top fundraiser for Riley Children's Foundation

Raceday Packet Pickup & Site Map

Due to renovation in the OneAmerica Tower, the 1st floor cafeteria we have always used will be CLOSED. Packet Pickup/registration will now be done in the 1st floor Auditorium. See Site Map, below.

Date: Saturday, January 21
Location: OneAmerica Tower
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

You are welcome to pickup packets for friends/family members.

There will NOT be a packet pickup on Friday, January 20.

Free Parking

Please use the FREE garage or surface lot (red circle), located directly north of the OneAmerica Tower, between Capitol Avenue and Illinois Street. Enter from the west side (green circle) as you are heading south on Capitol Avenue.

Once parked, you can enter the OneAmerica Tower from ground level, or the 3rd floor Skybridge that connects the garage and the OneAmerica Tower.

Individual / Corporate Fundraising for Team Riley

Bop to the Top is proud to support Riley Children's Foundation! In the 40 year history of this event, Tuxedo Brothers has raised nearly $1 million for this wonderful cause! For 2023, 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 here - CLICK HERE.

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 21. If you bring cash or checks, please fill out and bring the pledge form below with you on January 21.

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 11:30am)
- Volunteer Check-in (7:30am to 9:00am)
- Gear Check (7:30am to 12:00pm)
- Water Station (8:00am - 12:00pm)
- Floor Monitors (8:00am - 12:00pm)
- Start/Finish Team (8:00am - 12:00pm)
- T-Shirt (8:00am - 12:00pm)

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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