High Rise Challenge


High Rise Challenge

The High Rise Challenge is a physical test that sees participants raise funds to support Canadians impacted by neuromuscular disorders (NMD). Muscular Dystrophy Canada uses these funds to advance research, provide programs and services, and advocate on behalf of the NMD community.

This event was established in 1997 by a Montreal Fire Fighter, Denis Harel, who climbed the stairs of 30 buildings in downtown Montreal. In 1998, he passed the torch to Yan Lefebvre, a Pointe-Claire Fire Fighter, whose performance was certified in the Guinness Book of Records. Since then, the challenge has been met by Fire Fighters from over 300 different fire departments across Quebec and has grown to include departments from across the country.

Check back soon for details about our upcoming 2021 High Rise Challenge.