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!
One breath and one stair at a time, the American Lung Association in Colorado and an anticipated 2,400 Coloradans will climb Republic Plaza, the tallest building in the Rocky Mountain West, to take steps in our fight to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. This year's goal is to raise $450,000 for the programs and services of ALAC. Climbers will take off in 8-second intervals and climb 56 floors and 1,098 steps to reach the stunning views of Denver's skyline. Upon completeing the climb individuals will take the elevator back to the lobby for food, fun and interactive booths. Participants can climb as a team or as an individual, although everyone completes the full climb and must meet the $65 fundraising minimum. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories including fastest climbers, highest fundraisers, and best costume.
Packet Pick-up Times and Locations
Packet pick-up will be available on climb day. However, you can also pick-up your packet in advance at following times and locations:
Friday, February 22nd
American Lung Association in Colorado (5600 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 100, Greenwood Village)
7:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Friday, February 22nd
Republic Plaza (370 17th Street, Denver)
Lobby Level, 17th Street side of Republic Plaza
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 23rd
Sports Authority (370 S Colorado Blvd., Glendale)
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
REMINDERS: Registration will CLOSE on Wednesday, February 20th at 10:00 a.m. Also note, if you will be picking-up packets for your teammates, please let Ashlie (firstname.lastname@example.org) know by Thursday, February 21st at 10:00 a.m. so we can pre-bundle your packets. By letting us know, the packet pick-up process with run more smoothly.
When to Arrive and Where to Go
Check your START TIME first. In order to ensure that climbers do not miss their start times and have plenty of time to prepare for the climb, we encourage all participants to arrive at the Republic Plaza at least 60 minutes prior to their scheduled start time. Additionally, all climbers are expected to report to the stairwell area 20 minutes prior to their start time. The start line will be located on the lower level of the Republic Plaza. All participants will be required to enter the building from the 16th st. side If you will be turning in pledges day-of to meet the minimum, please plan to arrive 90 minutes prior to start time.
Free covered parking will be provided on the day of the event. The parking garage is located at 15th and Tremont, approximately two blocks from the building entrance. And remember, please leave extra belongings in the car as gear check space is limited!!
Reminder: $65 required to Climb!
We want to make sure everyone is able to climb in support of lung health. As a reminder, all participants must each raise $65 in pledges in order to pick up their packet and participate in the climb. Please try to have the $65 minimum met by Thursday, Feb. 21st by 10:00 a.m. to avoid any delays when picking-up your packet. You may turn in pledges at the event; however, we strongly encourage you to turn pledges in ahead of time to avoid long lines and possible delays in your start time.
Gear check will be available and located on the concourse level of the building at the climb. Space is very limited so please leave all bulky items as well as valuables in the car.
Come celebrate your fundraising & climbing accomplishments at the post-event celebration. The party will take place 4-6 weeks following the event. Please check back for an exact date and location.