2019 Bop to the top - Event Info

Climb the 36 floors of the OneAmerica Tower on January 19 in the 36th annual Bop to the Top stair climb, benefiting Riley Hospital for Children. 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.


Saturday - January 19, 2019




OneAmerica Tower - 1 American Square, Indianapolis, IN 46282


Entry Fees

Through Dec. 31
Jan. 1 - 18
Under 13
(1 time up)
$22 $25 $25
13 and Over
(1 time up)
$28 $33 $36
Triple Step
(3 times up)
$40 $45 $50
4-Person Team
(1 climb/person)
$30 $35 $38

Seeding & Start

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 11:00AM.

If you do not wish to be seeded or do not enter a seed time, you will be placed between the 11:00AM - 12:00 Noon start time block.

Participants will start one at a time, every 15-20 seconds.

Packet Pick-Up & Raceday Registration

Friday, January 18 – Participants are encouraged to ge their packets early, to avoid the lines on Saturday

Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Saturday, January 19- Get your packet on raceday at the OneAmerica Tower, from 7:30AM - 11:30AM. Please arrive AT LEAST 45 minutes prior to your start time, if you have been seeded. All participants MUST START their climb by noon.

Raceday Registration
We will take new registrations, starting at 7:30AM. Start times will be based on climbing ability - faster people will start around 8:30AM. Registration for the Triple Step division will close at 9:00AM on race day. Those who are participating in the Individual or Team divisions will be able to register until 11:30AM. Please arrive AT LEAST 45 minutes prior to your desired start time. We will do our best to accommodate you!

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 start their climb by 9:00AM.

*Triple Steppers are ineligible for Individual Single Climb and Team Competition awards

Team Competition

There will be seven (7) divisions of teams. Each team consists of 4 members whose time will be added together for a total team time. Members of the teams are eligible for individual awards.

  • 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


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.

Gear Check

Gear check will be provided to all participants and will be located in the lobby of the OneAmerica Tower.


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+)

---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

---Team Awards---

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

---The top fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children---

Riley Hospital for Children

Bop to the Top has raised more than $750,000 in the past 35 years for Riley Children's Foundation.

If you are interested in fund raising, please visit their website here!


Not up for a climb? Come out and VOLUNTEER!

Enjoy all the fun of Bop to the Top without having to climb a single step! Fill out our Volunteer Form to be a part of this awesome event.

All volunteers will receive a free event shirt!