Hundreds will race up 27 floors to the top of 6 St. Paul Centre


Several hundred stair climbers are expected to race up the 27 floors of 6 St. Paul Centre, Baltimore's tallest building, as part of the Flight Against Cystic Fibrosis fund-raising race at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.

Participants can register for three events. The first is a race for individuals who will each climb the 540 stairs as quickly as possible. The second race is for corporate teams of five members. The third event, a relay for teams of three, divides the climb into sections of nine floors.

The Flight will use two stairwells in the building. Individual climbers will start in 30-second intervals.

Laura Gann, spokeswoman for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, says that a "fast walk" up the 27 stories takes about 10 minutes. She estimates that a "very fast run" could cut that time in half.

The entry fee is $35; many competitors will raise more in pledges. Winners will receive trophies. The person who raises the most money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, will receive a Precor Stairclimb machine.

In order to register, go to the lobby of 6 St. Paul Centre, located across from Signet Tower, before the race or call Laura Gann at 771-9000.

After the race, participants can have fitness assessments and massages and enjoy music by Marc Harris and the

Entertainment Group.

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