It is a first-time event from the foundation named for Dayton native Norris Cole, now a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team.
"I participated in the Tackle the Tower in Cleveland last February," said event coordinator Katy Crosby. "(I) did some research and we didn't have one here, so we thought it would be different and (it) fell in line with Norris's values around fitness, health and wellness, and family. Being able to have events that the entire family can participate in is important to him."
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With 30 floors, Kettering Tower is the tallest building in Dayton.
Race day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and costs $40.
The event also includes a timed race, kid’s climb, team competition and a police and fire challenge.
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There will be awards for top overall females, overall male, overall firefighter, and for the top three teams in each division. For more information, call (937) 265-8681.
The Norris Cole Foundation aims to encourage "academic achievement, health and well-being, community service and leadership and development."