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Event Information


6th ANNUAL FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB, LOS ANGELES

Saturday, April 6, 2013 * AON CENTER * DOWNTOWN LA 

CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT DAY OF EVENT INFORMATION

Click to view 2013 Wave Time Assignments

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!

Event Overview

The Aon Center is Los Angeles’s 2nd tallest skyscraper, standing at 850 ft. As a participant of this event, you will scale the nearly 1,400 stairs, or 63 stories, to reach the roof deck and amazing views of the city!

Families, individuals and teams join together in a climb to raise awareness for the 37 million Americans who suffer from lung disease. Since its inception, the Fight For Air Climb Los Angeles has raised awareness and over a half million dollars to support the program, advocacy and research of the American Lung Association in California.
 
Join the thousands of individuals across the nation who believe in the cause and will climb in their communities to Fight For Air.
 
You can get involved by:


Event Schedule *times subject to change.  Final schedule will be posted on Monday, April 1st.

8:00 AM            Registration opens (Hope St.)

8:00 AM            Gear check opens (Zen Garden, inside Aon Center)

9:00 AM            Opening ceremony

9:00 AM            Elite climbers 

9:15 AM            Competitive climbers

9:30 AM            Firefighters in full gear

10:00 AM           Sponsor teams

10:00 AM           Beer garden opens

10:15 AM           General teams

11:30 AM           Individual climbers (no team association)

12:00 PM           Award ceremony – main stage

1:00 PM             Beer garden closes

1:00 PM             Event wrap up

Wave Times
The event is set up with wave times, set in 15 minute increments. Climbers will be released into the stairwells in 5-10 second intervals. There are 90 people assigned to each wave time, and priority will be given to those teams and individuals who register early.  A list of final wave times will be posted on this website the week of the climb.

Award Categories

Trophies given to the winners of the following categories:

  • Top fundraising team
  • Top fundraiser
  • Fastest Male
  • Fastest Female

Medals given to the top 3 finishers, male and female in each of the following categories:

  • Age group: 7-12, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • Firefighters climbing in full gear
  • Police officers

Awards given for the following categories:

  • Fastest Firefighter team (top 4 times averaged)
  • Fastest Police team (top 4 times averaged)

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


You may register at any time leading up to the Climb, by choosing the appropriate option under “Sign Up”. You may also download and complete the Offline Registration Form and send into our office. One of our staff will register you.

Options include: Start a Team, Join a Team, Join as Individual or Volunteer.

Registration fee: $25 through April 4, 2013. $30 registration fee on the day of event.

Age limit: We accept climbers 7 years and older.


FUNDRAISING INFORMATION


Fundraising Minimum: Each participant is required to raise $100 (in addition to the registration fee) by the day of the Climb. If you have not raised your $100 minimum by the day of the Climb, we will ask if you are prepared to pay the difference. You will not be allowed to climb unless you have raised / paid the full $100 minimum.

Incentive Prizes: All participants who individually raise at least $100 will receive a complimentary t-shirt. For those who raise $250+, other incentive prizes apply.  Check out the prizes on our Incentive Prize page.

Fundraising Tips: Whether you are participating as part of a corporate team, a friends and family team, or as an individual, these quick tips are sure to help you maximize your fundraising efforts! Coaching packets and trainings are available.  Please contact our office for more details (213-384-5864) or click here to be taken to the Fundraising Tips page.

Donations: 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 in California.

Please send checks to: American Lung Association 3325 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 900, LA, CA  90010. Please include either an offline donation form or a note saying which participate you are donating to so we may give them credit.

 

TRAINING INFORMATION


Did you know that stair climbing improves the fitness level of each participant and burns more calories than walking or running. To climb successfully, the American Lung Association strongly urges all participants to train before embarking on the ascent. To help you prepare, we have assembled a Fitness Training Guide with tips, exercises, and a complete training schedule to help you do your best.

Practice climbs in the Aon Center will begin in January 2013, and be available to registered climbers only. You will be able to climb floors 4-55 and see, first hand, what you’ll be up against on April 6, 2013. Download the Practice Climb Flyer for more details.

DIRECTIONS

 
Google maps

From the 110 South:
1. take the 4th St. exit towards 6th St./3rd St./Wilshire Blvd.
2. keep left at the fork, follow signs for the CA-110
3. continue on Front Street
4. keep left at the fork, follow signs for 6th St. and merge onto S. Beaudry Ave.
5. turn left on Wilshire Blvd.; destination will be on left

From the 110 North:
1. take the 4th St./3rd St. exit
2. merge onto W. 6th St.
3. turn right on S. Flower St.
4. take the first left onto Wilshire Blvd.; destination will be on left


Mass Transit

Metro Logo

Go Metro and save $10 on registration. For more details, click here. Metro provides Bus and Rail transportation to the Aon Building. Take the Metro Red or Purple Line and exit at 7thSt/Metro Center station. For your best route or more info, visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro or (323.466.3876).


PARKING INFORMATION


Parking is available for $5 at 637 Wilshire Blvd. Entrance to the garage is between Hope St. and S. Grand Ave.  Payment method is cash only. Exact amount preferred.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

In an effort to make your visit to LA for our Fight For Air Climb easier, the American Lung Association in California Los Angeles office has secured the following rate at a local hotel exclusively for Fight For Air Climbers.
 
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S. Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90071 | 213-624-1011
www.millenniumhotels.com 
 

  • Room rate of $139 + tax for a Standard Room
  • Check in date of 4/5 and a check out date of 4/6. 
  • To make reservations, call (800) 245-8673 and ask for the American Lung Association block code: 1304AMLUNG or book online at: http://bit.ly/YXLGdq
  • Room must be reserved by March 6, 2013 to take advantage of our group rate.
     


     

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