Each year, too many lives are lost to lung disease and this is your chance to climb, raise money and make an impact in their honor. By joining the Fight for Air Climb, you are making the commitment to fight lung disease so everyone can breathe easier- including you!
“What is the Fight For Air Climb?”
The Fight For Air Climb is a stair climb event. Or as some like to call it a “vertical foot race”. This is a timed event that can be done by the serious or “elite” athlete as well as friends, family and coworkers.
The Anchorage Fight For Air Climb will be held at the Anchorage Downtown Hilton. Participants will climb the 35 flights (556 steps) in the two towers of the Hilton.You will run up the two sets of stairs, taking the elevator down in between. The race ends in the Chart Room at the top of the Hilton. Here friends and family will be invited to join you as you cross “the finish line”.
There are three categories to choose from.
Elite: if you feel you would like to participate competitively this is the category to choose. Every participant will be given a timing chip to attach to their shoe. Elite athletes will be going in the first wave of the event. With start times beginning at 8:00am.
First Responder: if you are firefighter you could select this category. This is for Firefighters that will participate in full gear. If you enter as a first responder you will be given specific start time toward the end of the day. If you are a firefighter team that would like to go without gear you would create a team or sign up individually as a “friends and family” or “elite” participant.
Friends and Family: this group will make up the majority of our participants. This is for those who want to have fun and enjoy their climb for a good cause.
How the start works: All team members will be grouped together with a similar start time (to be given the week of the race). We will stager individual starts in 12 second increments. Elite Athletes are scheduled to start the event prior to friends and family as they will be more likely to pass fellow participants. Also, First Responders will go last to avoid passing in full gear.
This is a FUNdraiser with a registration fee (see below for more details). The fundraising amount and registration fee are for individuals not teams. So, each person on your team would be responsible for reaching their own fundraising goal. Our goal is minimal but you can set your personal goal at any dollar amount you would like. The sky is the limit!
You can get involved by:
- Registering as a Team Captain
- Joining an existing Team as a new registrant
- Signing up as an individual registrant
- Making a contribution supporting a climber
- Sponsoring the event
- Joining the event planning committee
May through August 30: $25.00 (plus $100.00 fundraising minimum)
September 1 through October 5th: $35.00 (plus $100.00 fundraising minimum)
Day of Event: 50.00 (plus $100.00 fundraising minimum)
Date: October 15, 2011
Climbers who register online by October 5, 2011 (Wednesday) will be e-mailed to them by October 10th.
Climbers who register on-site eceive the start time at check-in.
Your Climb Results:
Just go to http://onlineraceresults.com/event/view_event.php?event_id=7628... and find out your time results!
Location: Anchorage Hilton
500 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Register NOW- join us for this fun and challenging stair climb, and start fundraising today to be eligible for great prizes!
All participants who reach the required fundrasiing of $100 will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
Remember to join us for the Post Event Celebration and Awards Ceremony on October 19th at the Hilton Bruin’s Bar from 630pm-800pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For schedules and route maps, view the Municipality of Anchorage People Mover
Participants of the Fight For Air Climb may park in the Dimond Parking lot at 3rd Avenue and H street free of charge. October 15th from 7am-12pm
We encourage you to fundraise your minimum $100 toward the cause. This is easier than you think! It is as easy as asking 10 friends for $10. Coaching packets and trainings are available. Please contact our Alaska office for more details (907-644-6411) or email Nellie Schroder at email@example.com.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The American Lung Association ® is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization. Please make checks payable to the American Lung Association.
A fundraising assistance is available to help you reach your fundraising minimum. Check out the "Fundraising Made Easy" page on the main menu. If you need additional help in meeting the fundraising minimum requirement, please contact our office at 800-LUNG-USA (in Alaska) or (907) 644-6411. Our staff is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.