Seed Times

Start times will be posted to the link below on Friday, January 19 around 10:30am.

If you register AFTER 8:30am on Friday, January 19, you will be assigned a Bib # & Start Time upon arrival to packet pickup on raceday.

Please note: If you want to start in line next to someone with a slower seed time, we allow you to move BACK in line, but NOT FORWARDS. This is to prevent the stairs from becoming congested with slower climbers.

Event Schedule

Seeded Boppers
8:30am – Single Climb begins
8:45am – Triple Step begins
9:30am – Teams begins

Unseeded Boppers
10:00am – Unseeded participants begin

Participant Shirts & Awards

Participants will receive a great looking Long Sleeve T-shirt, but first you have to Bop to the Top!

The registration date to guarantee your shirt is Thursday, January 11. Shirt sizing/availability may be limited after this date.

Raceday Site Map

Bop to the Top takes place at the OneAmerica Tower, located at
202 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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 complete their third climb by 12pm to be eligible for awards.

*Triple Steppers are NOT eligible for Single Climb or Team 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

Seed Yourself

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.

Please arrive AT LEAST 45 minutes prior to your start time, if you have been seeded. All participants must be 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 12:00pm in the OneAmerica auditorium, located on the first floor.

---SINGLE CLIMB Awards---
- Top 3 overall men and women
- Top 3 per age-group
- 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+
- Big Guy (200 lbs), Big Big Guy (225 lbs), Big Big Big Guy (250 lbs+), and Athena (female-165 lbs+)

---TRIPLE STEP Awards---
- Top 1 overall man and woman
- Top 2 per age-group
- 8 and under, 9-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

---Team Awards---
- Top 1 teams
- Open, Family, Masters, Co-Ed, All-Female, Collegiate Open, and Fire Fighters)

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

Raceday Packet Pickup

Date: Saturday, January 20
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 19.

Raceday Parking

Please use the garage or surface lot (red circle), just north of New York 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.

Fundraise for Team Riley

In the 41 year history of Bop to the Top, over $1 million has been raised for Riley Children's Foundation! For 2024, we have set our fundraising goal to $15,000.

Riley Children's Foundation receives 100% of funds raised by individuals, so please consider the difference you can make in a child's life! If you are interested in collecting donations, 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!

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

Checks/cash can be brought to the race on January 20, OR checks can be mailed to Riley Children's Foundation*.

Riley Children’s Foundation
Attn: Annie Miller
30 S. Meridian St, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204

*Be sure to include 'Bop to the Top for Riley' in the memo. DO NOT mail cash.

For sponsorship inquiries, contact Meg Osborne at!