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FAQ

Where can I find instructions on registering?

Click here for information about registering.

 

Where can I find event information?

For Event Information, click here.

 

How do my donations help?

With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in California saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air.  Today, our fight is more important than ever.  Eighty-one cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.

Click here to see how your donations directly help the Sacramento region.

 

What is Fight for Air Climb?

Fight for Air Climbs are unique fundraising events for the American Lung Association. They usually happen in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve climbing multiple steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, with you challenging yourself or you racing against other people, or as a great way to be active and meet new friends.  We know a lot about lung disease, but there is so much we don't know. Your participation will raise the funds necessary to provide life saving education, research and advocacy so we can beat lung disease and soon find a cure.

 

What time should I be there?

Registration begins at 8:00am. First wave of climbers starts at 8:45am. We ask that you arrive 1 hour before your wave time. This gives you time to check your gear, warm up and find your team. Start times will be assigned the Thursday prior to the event and will be posted online, as well as e-mailed to you. An e-mail will go out that day to participants with a direct link to start times. Each participant will also be assigned a "wave number" along with their start time. It is important to remember both your start time and wave number. Teams will receive the same start time and wave number.

 

Can I request a preferred wave time?

You can request a preferred wave time when you register.  You can also email the Event Manager if you need to make any wave time requests. 

NOTE: All requests for wave times are NOT GUARANTEED.  We will do our best to accomodate you, but we can't guarantee anything.  You must request your preferred wave time 30 days before the event to be considered.

 

Where should I park?

All day event parking is available at the Wells Fargo Center building, starting at 6:00am for $8.  There is 1-hour street parking all around the building as well.

 

What is a team captain?

Being a team captain is easy.  Captains gather together a few friends or family members and encourage them to participate in the event together.  Each team captain helps to coordinate the online registration of these friends as well as setting a goal for the team overall.  Team Captains should encourage their participants to personalize their fundraising pages, send e-mails to other friends and family, hit their overall goals, show up to the event and have a great time.  Some team captains organize gatherings before or after the climb for their team members, but this is not required.  Sometimes the team captain serves as a representative at the annual event kickoff luncheon.  In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our team captains.

Start a Team

 

What do I bring with me on the day of the event?

Please bring any fundraising dollars you have collected and not yet turned in.  Please bring a roster of your team members if you are the captain as well as how much each person raised if not already online.  You may wish to bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen depending on the conditions for the day, but most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and lots of energy!

 

Are water bottles allowed while I climb? 

Due to safety concerns, water bottles are not allowed in the building while you climb. There are plenty of rehydration stations in the stairwells to get adequate water, as well as at the top and bottom of the tower. This rule is for your safety and the safety of other climbers. We don't want anyone slipping on a water spill. This includes Camelpacks.

 

Where do I get my timing chip?

There will be a packet pick-up on Thursday, April 4th from 9:00 am - 7:30 pm at the American Lung Association in California office downtown Sacramento: 1531 I Street, Suite 201, Sacramento, CA 95820

Additionally each climber will be given a timing chip at check-in to measure his or her climb time. You will receive your timing chip at the Climb when you check-in if you did not make it to packet pick-up.  Be sure that you securely attach your timing chip. Participants who climb without at timing chip properly attached will not register an official time.

 

How do I sign up?

You can register online by clicking here or you can call our office and register over the phone during normal business hours at 800-LUNG-USA

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