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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 clmb", 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.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER

There is a $25.00 registration fee per person.


HOW DO I SIGN UP?

You can register online by clicking here.

CAN I REGISTER ON-SITE?

Yes, in front of the building.  Once you park, take elevator to Lobby and walk towards the front door, or park and walk to the front of the building.


IS THERE A FUNDRAISING MINIMUM?

Yes, $100 (in addition to the registration fee). But don’t worry, raising $100.00 is easier then you think. Ask 10 friends for $10 or start by making a $25 sponsor to yourself, then get 3 other sponsors for $25. Coaching packets and trainings are available. Please contact our office at (619) 683-8650 for more details or click here to 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, the participant will be asked to make up the balance, either via credit card, check or cash. You also have the option of giving us your credit card, and raising the minimum in 30 days. 30 days later, your credit card will only be charged the difference between $100 and what you have raised.


WILL I BE ALLOWED TO CLIMB IF I HAVENT MET THE $100 MINIMUM

If you provide a credit card the day of then you may check in and participate in the Climb.

PACKET PICKUP

Packet Pick Up will take place on March 21st, 3:00-7:00pm. Please RSVP to Teresa at Teresa.cotnreras@lung.org or 619-683-8650 if you are able to attend. 

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?

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 kickoff. In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our team captains.

Start a Team


HOW LONG IS THE CLIMB?

The landmark One America Plaza is the tallest building in San Diego. It’s 32 stories and 657 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?

Team Captains will receive an email with the approximate Climb heat time for their team. Team Captains are then asked to share this information with their team members. Individual Participants will receive an email with an estimated heat start time.


WHERE AND HOW DO I CHECK IN?

Check in will take place in from of the One America Plaza building outside. It will consist of three parts. 

  1. Confirmation that you have met your fundraising minimum and/or turn in any donations. If you have not met your fundraising minimum, you will be asked to provide a credit card or to pay cash or check for the balance. 
  2. Pick up your timing chip
  3. Pick up your official event t-shirt. If you have guests, pick up a wrist band for each guest to meet you at the Post Climb Festival.


WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

Once you park, take elevator to Lobby and walk towards the front door. Parking will be validated for those that park in the One America Plaza Building. Please park on levels, 1, 2 or 3 in a visitor, non – marked, or non-reserved spot. If you park elsewhere, park and walk to the front of the building for registration.

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?

Gear check will be located in the building lobby


ARE WATER BOTTLES ALLOWED WHILE CLIMBING?

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. This rule is for your safety and the safety of the climbers. We don’t want anyone slipping on a water spill. This includes camelpacks. 


ARE PETS ALLOWED?

No pets are allowed at this event.

 

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