MKE Vaultfest 2017 – July 22, 2017!

Help us raise more than the US pole vault world record! The men’s world record in pole vault is 6.16m which is 20′ 2 33/64″ which equates to our fundraising goal of $20,233.64!

The Milwaukee Vaultfest is a pole vault competition on July 22, 2017 along the shore of Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee!  This competition will include amateur athletes of all ages and elite athletes competing to raise funds to benefit the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.

In our first year of partnering with the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation, GetVertical Pole Vault smashed their goal of donating $6,000 by donating over $10,000!  Last year we exceeded out goal of $12,000 by donating over $15,000.  In 2017 we are looking to raise the men’s world record for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation – $20,233.64.  You can help GVPV reach the goal in several ways:

  • Each athlete will be required to raise at least $50 in the fight against cancer
  • An on-line auction prior to and during the event
  • Continue our tradition of fourth attempts
  • Individual and corporate sponsorships

All donations are tax deductible.

The day will start with check-in at 7am and amateur competition tentatively running from 9:15am until 4 pm. The elite competition will then run from about 4:30pm until 6:00 pm.

The event will bring ~100 amateur athletes and their friends and families from across the Midwest. In addition, we are excited to offer an elite competition featuring many country’s top vaulters.  At least $5,000 in prize money will be distributed for the elite competition this year. This event will be a great athletic event in Milwaukee for both athletes and spectators!

Picture of Vault Fest 2014 Crowd