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5 reasons to resolve to climb the CN Tower

WWF’s CN Tower Climb for Nature is great for cardio and your quads — and helps wildlife and habitats across Canada. Not convinced? Here are five reasons to add Toronto’s tallest challenge to your New Year’s resolutions.

1. Get your fitness on track

Committing to climb the CN Tower is powerful motivation to start a new workout routine. While it may seem like a lofty goal for non-athletes, people of all ages and abilities make it to the top. You can, too. (Don’t believe us? Read Julian Backhouse’s story.)

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2. Earn ultimate bragging rights

Athletes, first responders and fitness enthusiasts looking for a more competitive experience can join WWF-Canada’s first-ever Elite Climb. Will you claim the First Up the Tower title? The time to beat is 7 minutes, 52 seconds.

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 3. Set a family fitness goal

Every year families train and climb together, with kids racing their parents up all 1,776 steps.

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4. Impress your boss and bond with colleagues

Past corporate teams can tell you about the special excitement generated when co-workers come together for the environment. The matching t-shirts and friendly competition is great for team-building. And when executives get involved, it takes it to the next level.

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5. Make a difference for wildlife

Last year, nearly 7,000 people registered for the CN Tower Climb for Nature, taking a combined 12,432,000 steps to raise more than $1.2 million for WWF-Canada’s conservation efforts. This support was vital to helping wild tiger populations rise for the first time in 2016 and advocating for the protection of caribou calving grounds in Canada’s Arctic.

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Climb it for change, because that’s what the New Year is all about. Register now for the Public Climb (Saturday April 8) or the Ultimate Climb Challenge (Sunday April 9).

Those who sign-up and start fundraising early can win a Newfoundland and Labrador cruise trip for two, valued at $27,000, donated by Adventure Canada. Earn one ballot for every $500 raised by Jan. 31, 2017.