Sun September 29, 2019 Seattle, WA US 98109

Join the Space Needle for its fifth annual Base 2 Space: Seattle’s Most Iconic Climb on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Scale the tower’s 832 open-air stairs and take in incredible views of downtown Seattle, Mt. Rainier, and the Puget Sound region’s surrounding beauty as you ascend to the top of Seattle’s most iconic landmark. As a participant, you will receive full access to the Space Needle's new revolving glass floor, plus a swag bag, t-shirt, and finishers medal. All donations raised will benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Space Needle Foundation.


Register early! Space is limited to the first 4,000 climbers.

Adult: $60 early bird registration ends June 30 | $75 registration begins July 1 | $175 minimum fundraising required

Youth (8-17 years old): $50 registration | $100 minimum fundraising required


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Wave Types and Schedule:

To make the climbing experience unique and exciting for each participant, Base 2 Space features several wave types. All climbers must select a  Competitive Wave or a Iconic Seattle Wave. All climbers will receive a finishers medal. However, to be eligible for a Base 2 Space trophy, climbers must sign up for either the Elite, Runner or Trotter Wave. To learn more or sign up for a wave, visit the wave info page.

Competitive Waves:

  • Elite Wave: To qualify, you must be able to run a 5-6 minute mile.
  • Runner Wave: To qualify, you must be able to complete a 7-10 minute mile.
  • Trotter Wave: To qualify, you be able to do a mix of running and walking, or complete a 11-15 minute mile.

Iconic Seattle Waves: The Iconic Seattle waves are open to walkers and non-competitive participants. This year’s featured Iconic Seattle waves are:

  • Pearl Jam (SOLD OUT!)
  • Top Pot Doughnut Image
  • Dick’s Drive-In 
  • Starbucks
  • Rave Green - Sounders FC

Wave Schedule: Please note these are the estimated start times for each wave. Climbers will select and confirm a group start time (or corral) when they select their wave type. 

  • Elite: 7:30 AM
  • Runner: 8:00 AM
  • Trotter: 9:00 AM
  • Pearl Jam: 11:30 AM
  • Top Pot Doughnut: 12:30 PM
  • Dick’s Drive-In: 1:30 PM
  • Starbucks: 2:30 PM
  • Rave Green (Sounders FC): 3:30 PM

Packet Pick-Up: Beat the crowd and pick up your packet on Saturday! The first 500 climbers to check in on Saturday will receive a pair of Base 2 Space socks. 

Space Needle - 400 Broad Street, Seattle, WA 98109

  • Saturday, September 28 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 29 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Why I Climb

Why will you climb this year? Whether it’s in honor of a loved one who battled cancer, a celebratory moment for a survivor, or a personal fitness goal, we hope you will join us Sunday, September 29. We’re fortunate to have climbers like Jigna and Kiran who have made participating in Base 2 Space a family tradition. Why will you climb?

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