Base 2 Space

Seattle’s Most Iconic Climb

Base 2 Space, Seattle's Most Iconic Climb, returns on October 1, 2023!

Presented by the Space Needle and benefiting Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Can't attend but would like to support the cause?
Donations will be accepted through October 31, 2023.

Wave Partners are Back!

We're excited to welcome Top Pot Doughnuts back as a wave partner for this year's Base 2 Space! As part of the Top Pot Wave (Wave D, 9:00AM - 9:30AM & Wave E, 9:30AM - 10:00AM), you'll get a special t-shirt designed just for your wave and a doughnut at the top of the Needle on the big day with your medal! Time slots for the Top Pot Wave are open to walkers and runners, but donut wait too long, this one is going to fill up fast!

In addition to Top Pot, PNW favorite Taco Time Northwest has also joined the mix as a wave partner! As part of the Taco Time Northwest Wave (Wave K, 1:00PM - 1:30PM & Wave L, 1:30PM - 2:00PM), you'll get a special Taco themed t-shirt and a $10 Taco Time Northwest gift card once you cross the finish line! Taco bout a great team!

Last but certainly not least, the Seattle Seahawks have signed on as our third and final wave partner! Climbers can register now for the Seahawks Wave (Wave H, 11:30AM - 12:00PM and Wave I, 12:00 PM - 12:30PM) and be entered to win two tickets to an upcoming game, a football signed by Kenneth Walker, or one Tyler Lockett signed jersey. Plus, you’ll get a special Seahawks T-shirt once you reach the top for your touchdown moment.


Scale the Space Needle’s two open-air staircases, taking in incredible views of downtown Seattle, Mt. Rainier, and the Puget Sound region’s surrounding beauty as you ascend 832 steps to the top of Seattle’s most iconic landmark! The sixth annual Base 2 Space was held in 2022. To date, Base 2 Space has raised over $3.5 million for lifesaving cancer research. All donations raised benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and the Space Needle Foundation.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center unites comprehensive care and advanced research to provide the latest cancer treatment options and accelerate discoveries that prevent, treat, and defeat cancer and infectious diseases worldwide. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is an independent, nonprofit organization and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington. We have earned a global reputation for our track record of discoveries in cancer, infectious disease, and basic research, including important advances in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services and has network affiliations with hospitals in four states. Fred Hutch also serves as UW Medicine’s cancer program.

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As a subsidiary of the Seattle Foundation, the Space Needle Foundation is committed to elevating our community’s collective future by supporting organizations who are at the forefront of transforming lives and make a positive difference in the Puget Sound region. The foundation is proud to support Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, a nonprofit National Cancer Institute dedicated to eliminating cancer and infectious diseases.

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