2017 Results

The 2017 Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge held on August 11 raised a record $450,773.18 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

100 teams from around New Zealand took part in this year’s event, garnering huge fundraising support from their workplaces and local communities.

Melissa Tia from Bridgestone NZ – Fitted and Balanced was named the top fundraiser for 2017 with an outstanding total of $22,200. Michael Kyriak from Auckland Seido Karate Kids was second with $7,620, followed closely by Tim O’Connor from Auckland Grammar Teachers & Alumni with a total of $6,195.

The top fundraising team for 2017 was Bridgestone NZ – Fitted and Balanced, raising an outstanding $30,430 for LBC. Coming in second was Farmers Home on $25,681 and in third was Fulton Hogan – Civil with $12,360.

Two special fundraising team spirit awards went to Wait a SEC from Westport Solid Energy Centre and Auckland Seido Karate Club.

In the race time awards, Jacson Kluts from the Speed of Fire team took first place reaching the top of the tower in an incredible 6 minutes and 49 seconds. The fastest woman up the tower was Amy Robson from the Blood.EY team with a time of 8 minutes and 17 seconds.

A massive thanks to all the incredible teams that took part and SKYCITY for their huge support of  the event.

Check out our Facebook photo album from the day

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Winning Race Results


  1. Amy Robson, Blood.EY
    8 minutes, 17 seconds
  2. Nicky McCool, Bell Gully Battlers
    8 minutes, 32 seconds
  3. Michelle Herrick, Speed of Fire
    8 minutes, 57 seconds


  1. Jacson Kluts, Speed of Fire
    6 minutes, 49 seconds
  2. Luke Longdill, Southern Cross – Stairing is Caring
    7 minutes, 15 seconds
  3. Alex Nicholson, Speed of Fire
    7 minutes, 16 seconds


  1. Speed of Fire
    41 minutes, 17 seconds
  2. Bell Gully Battlers
    44 minutes, 54 seconds
  3. BNZ Level 6
    46 minutes, 26 seconds