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TOP 5 THINGS TO REMEMBER, IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE:

  1. Each climber is responsible for payment of a $35 registration fee per person, as well as a $100 fundraising minimum PER PERSON, due by the date of the climb. Any climber that does not comply with National regulations will not be permitted to participate in the event.
  2. The earlier you begin fundraising, the easier it is to reach your goal. Just ask 10 friends to donate $10! All written donations can be mailed to The American Lung Association, ATTN: Heather Caisse, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108. Please ensure that the climber’s name is listed on the check or separate sheet of paper so that the donation can go directly to the correct account.
  3. Please arrive at the climb on Saturday, April 6, 2013 approximately 45 minutes before your start time. Staff members and volunteers will walk you through the check-in process of receiving your bib, timing chip, and signing the building waiver. You will be able to stretch in before you are called to climb.
  4. This is a timed event. Due to the number of climbers, however, finish times cannot be calculated and announced until the last climber has finished his or her run. If you would like to know your time immediately after completion, please feel free to utilize a stop watch or timer for accurate results. Finish times will be posted on the event website following the event, and will be showcased at the after party.
  5. Any other questions, please contact Heather Caisse, Development Manager, at hartfordclimb@lungne.org .


1. 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.

2. HOW CAN I TRAIN/PREPARE?

Please review the training tips that are included on the website. You will be given two opportunities to test your run prior to the climb. Participants and prospective climbers will ONLY be permitted inside the building during these designated times. All will be asked to sign a waiver prior to using the stairwell- Feel free to bring an iPod, water bottle, and stopwatch to the practice climb. Practice runs will not be timed.

3. IS IT A RACE?

Only if you want it to be. When registering you can sign-up to race (elite), run or walk. The elite racers will be assigned the earliest start times followed by the runners and then the walkers.

4. WHAT IS AN ELITE CLIMBER?

Elite climbers are those that can complete the stair climb in 4:35 minutes or less for males and 6:20 minutes or less for females. Those who would like to participate in the Elite Climb should select this during the registration process. Please note: It is possible for Elite Climbers' times to count toward their team time, but if you are an Elite Climber you will NOT be climbing with your team unless they are also Elite Climbers.

5. WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION FEE?

The registration fee is $35 PER PERSON, valid until April 4, 2013. All participants registering after that date will be prompted to pay the event day registration fee of $50.

6. WHAT IS THE FUNDRAISING MINIMUM?

The fundraising minimum is an amount that each participant is required to raise or pay themselves in order to participate in the event. The fundraising minimum that is required for this event is $100.00 PER PERSON. This amount is due on the day of the event.

7. WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO CLIMB?

Although there is no minimum age to climb, children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a guardian. No child of any age will be permitted to be carried by a parent while climbing. If a child is unable to complete the climb, volunteers will be stationed throughout the stairwells to assist and escort them from the stairwell to the nearest elevator.

8. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE NEEDED ON MY TEAM TO BE CONSIDERED A TEAM?

There is not a specific number of members required to be a team. However, in order to qualify for the fastest team award, your team must have at least five members.

9. HOW MANY FLOORS ARE THERE?

38 Floors

10. WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT START?

Check-in begins at 8AM and the first climber takes off at 9AM.

11. WHEN CAN I GET MY START TIME?

Climbers who register by Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by midnight will receive start times via email by Friday, April 5, 2013 at noon. Start times will also be posted on the event website. Climbers who register on the event date will receive start times at check in and will climb after all previously registered climbers have completed their run.

12. WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

It is suggested that you arrive 45 minutes prior to your scheduled start time to check- in, retrieve your bib and timing chip, and stretch.

13. WHERE CAN I PARK?

Parking is available under the building in the City Place parking garage (you can enter the garage from Pearl Street). The parking garage will be open until 3PM. Parking will be validated by security in the building lobby. The garage clearance is 6ft. If your vehicle will not fit or you will be staying later than 3PM free on street parking is available on the weekends in Hartford.

14. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

You should wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. Shorts and t-shirts or tank tops are suggested since it can get very warm while climbing.

15. WHAT DO I DO WITH MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS?

We recommend that you leave valuables at home. The American Lung Association will not be responsible for any items that are lost or stolen. Items such as a change of clothing should be placed in a duffle bag/backpack and will be stored in the coat room.

16. WILL I BE TIMED?

Yes, everyone will be issued a timing bracelet when they check-in. Due to the number of climbers, however, finish times cannot be calculated and announced until the last climber has finished his or her run. If you would like to know your time immediately after completion, please feel free to utilize a stop watch or timer for accurate results. Finish times will be posted on the event website following the event, and will be showcased at the after party.

17. DOES EVERYONE GO UP THE STAIRS AT ONCE?

No, climbers will be scheduled at twenty-second intervals.

18. WHAT I DO IF I WANT TO PASS SOMEONE?

It is ok to pass someone, please be courteous and let someone know you are coming. A slower climber should move to the outside and let the faster climber by on the inside.

19. CAN I CLIMB WITH MY TEAM?

Team members will climb in consecutive order in their division based on whether they registered as an elite racer, a runner or a walker. If team members signed up for different paces (elite, running or walking) and still want to climb together, then all team members will be placed with the “slowest” pace.

20. WILL THERE BE WATER?

Water will be available in the hospitality room before and after the event. Water will also be available at the rest stops and at the finish line. For the safety of all climbers, you are not allowed to bring water into the stairwells.

21. WHAT IF I NEED TO STOP?

If you cannot complete the climb, volunteers will be stationed throughout the stairwells to assist you and escort you to the nearest elevator. Rest stops will be located on designated floors as well at the finish line. **Please do not open the doorways of undesignated floors: It is our duty to ensure that building residents are not disturbed during this event.

22. WHAT IF I NEED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE?

EMT’s will be stationed at the finish line in the event of an emergency. If you need medical assistance, contact the nearest stairwell monitor.

23. CAN I WEAR MY IPOD/HEADPHONES?

You may wear headphones, but please be conscious of other climbers and the volunteers in the stairwells.

24. WE ARE COMPETING IN THE FIREFIGHTER CHALLENGE, IS ANYTHING DIFFERENT FOR OUR TEAM?

Firefighters will climb at the end of the event. In order to compete for the Firefighters Trophy all members of the team must adhere to the Rules and Regulations as posted on the website. Masks to not have to be worn but must be clipped to the SCBA.

25. WHEN/WHERE WILL THE RESULTS BE POSTED?

Due to the number of climbers, finish times cannot be calculated and announced until the last climber has finished his or her run. If you would like to know your time immediately after completion, please feel free to utilize a stop watch or timer for accurate results. Finish times will be posted on the event website following the event, and will be showcased at the after party.

26. CAN MY FAMILY/FRIENDS MEET ME AT THE TOP?

No, as there is very limited space at the finish line.

27. WHERE CAN I SEE PICTURES FROM THE EVENT?

Photographs will be posted on the website within several weeks following the event.

28. WHERE CAN I HAND IN DONATIONS?

All donations not previously sent in can be turned in at the check-in table upon arrival. Prior to the event, all handwritten donations can be mailed to:
American Lung Association
ATTN: Heather Caisse
45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108
Please ensure that the climber’s name is listed on the check or separate sheet of paper so that the donation can go directly to the correct account.

29. CAN I GET A RECEIPT FOR MY DONORS?

All donations are tax deductible, and all donors will receive a thank you acknowledgement via email upon online submission. These receipts can be be printed and used for tax purposes: Any questions, please contact Heather Caisse, Development Manager at hartfordclimb@lungne.org.

30. WHEN DO I HAVE TO RAISE THE $100 BY?

The fundraising minimum of $100 per person must be paid prior to climbing. It can be brought to the check-in table on the day of the event, can be raised online, or can be collected prior to the climb and mailed to:
American Lung Association
ATTN: Heather Caisse
45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108
Please ensure that the climber’s name is listed on the check or separate sheet of paper so that the donation can go directly to the correct account.

31. CAN MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS COME AND CHEER ME ON?

Guests are welcome at the after party for happy hour drink specials, free refreshments and food!

32. WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I HAVE FINISHED MY CLIMB?

All participants are encouraged to head to the after party at Black Bear Saloon (187 Allyn Street, Hartford) following the climb. Family members and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate with all climbers! Breakfast, drink specials, and music won’t stop until the last participant leaves. Expect fun for the whole family!

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