Seed Times

Start times will be posted to the link below on Friday, January 20 around 10:30am.

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
10:00am – Teams begins

Unseeded Boppers
10:30am – Unseeded participants begin

Participant Shirts

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 January 13. Shirt sizing/availability may be limited after this date.

Note for Virtual registrants:
If you are competing VIRTUALLY, your shirt will be mailed late-January to the address you registered with, and will NOT be re-shipped if sent to an incorrect address! THE DEADLINE TO UPDATE/CONFIRM YOUR ADDRESS is January 27! If necessary, e-mail

Raceday Site Map

Bop to the Top takes place at the OneAmerica Tower, located at
200 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 8:30AM 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 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.

Award winners will receive one of these amazing coffee mugs!

--- Individual Awards
- Top 3 Individual Overall male/female finishers in the Single Climb and Triple Step
- 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, 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

Virtual Bop to the Top

Find out how to Bop to the Top VIRTUALLY here.

Raceday Packet Pickup

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.

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 40 year history of Bop to the Top, nearly $1 million has been raised for Riley Children's Foundation! For 2023, 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 21, 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!