Is there a team registration and/or participation fee?
There is no fee to register a team, but each person registering for the Climb is required to pay a fee to participate.
$15 up until 12/15/11 (enter code CLIMB2012)
$25 beginning 12/16/11
How do I sign up?
Visit the "Sign Up" section on the main page and select the option that is most appropriate to you. To find step-by-step instruction guides, click here.
Is there a fundraising minimum?
Yes, $100 (in addition to the registration fee). But don't worry, raising $100 is easier than you think. Ask 10 friends for $10 or start by making a $25 sponsorship to yourself, then get 3 other sponsors for $25. Coaching packets and trainings are available. Please contact our office at (619)297-3901 for more details or click hereto be taken to the Fundraising Tips page.
What happens if I don't reach my $100 minimum?
If you have not raised your $100 minimum by the day of the Climb. If the minimum is not met, the participant will be asked to make up the balance, either via credit card, check or cash. You will not be allowed to Climb if you have not raised $100 and are unprepared to turn in the difference on the day of the event. No exceptions!
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 read inspiring stories of Why We Climb.
Where do I send my donations?
You can send your donations to:
American Lung Association
Attn: Fight For Air Climb
2750 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Click here for a pledge form to make your donation process easy.
What is a team captain?
Begin 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 their 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 are our team captains.
How long is the Climb?
The Omni San Diego Hotel is 31 stories and 451 stairs. If you can walk a 5k, you can complete this Climb!
Do I have to walk back down the stairs once I get to the top?
No, you will take a relaxing ride back down the elevator.
What time should I be there?
Registration begins at 10:00am. First wave of climbers starts at 11:00am. 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.
Where should I park?
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!
Is there a gear check for items I don't want to Climb with?
Are water bottles allowed while climbing?
Water is available on the Climb route.
Where do I get my timing chip?
Each climber will be given a timing chip at check-in to measure his or her climb time. Be sure that you securely attach your timing chip. Participants who climb without at timing chip properly attached will not register an official time.
Climbers are responsible for returning their timing chips upon completion of the climb at the finish line. There will be volunteers at the finish line to assist you in removing/returning the timing chips. Participants will be billed a fee of $30 for any unreturned chips. Please ensure you do not leave the event with your timing chip.
Will my team be climbing together?
All climbers are given start times based on their 2011 finishing time and the climb option you/your team has chosen during registration (recreational or competitive climber). 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. Elite Climbers (CrossFit) will go first and Firefighters will go in the last wave time.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are not currently allowed at this event.