Trek Up the Tower 2023 Community Event Returning in Person with a Virtual Challenge Option

The region’s leading vertical stair climb, Trek Up the Tower, will return in person on February 18, 2023. Companies and community members will come together to climb the 40 floors of the First National Tower in downtown Omaha on February 18, 2023, and/or they can virtually track their physical activity, from February 18- March 18, 2023.

Climbing to its 17th year, the community event is held each February as a fundraiser to support The Wellbeing Partners’ (TWP) mission to build wellbeing into the way communities and businesses grow through advocacy, collaboration, and education. The event was virtual the past two years due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Trek up the Tower, sponsored by TWP and FNBO, is a time-honored tradition for the community, and we are excited to have the event back in person in 2023,” Kathy Nellor, TWP board member and Trek up the Tower volunteer, said. “This event not only raises the awareness of leading an active lifestyle but also supports TWP and its mission to build wellbeing into the way communities grow and do business.”

For the in-person vertical climb, people of all fitness levels will join to conquer the challenge. Some are competitive and train to run up the stairs to challenge the record time, while others are first-time climbers with the goal of finishing. Virtual participants will track their movement on a platform called MoveSpring, an app that pairs with your phone or fitness tracker and allows participants to engage in friendly competition with friends, family, and coworkers with a real-time step leaderboard.

Participants can register as part of a team with coworkers, friends, or family. They can also dress in costume with this year’s “Intergalac-Trek” space theme.

For more details about Trek 2023, visit and find Trek Up the Tower on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Wellbeing Partners 

The Wellbeing Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to build wellbeing into the way communities grow and do business by supporting the growth of a culture of wellbeing within organizations as well as acting as a convener to address local community health challenges. Relying on expertise and evidence in worksite wellness and public health, The Wellbeing Partners bridge the good work between worksite wellness initiatives and community health collaboration for the greatest impact in our communities. Based on applied practice and partner and resident feedback, The Wellbeing Partners combines the eight dimensions of wellness with the social determinants of health model to shape its work so all people and places thrive.

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