Families, individuals and teams join together in a climb to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma. Participants work together to raise money to support the American Lung Association's mission, to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Please join the thousands of individuals across the nation who believe in the cause and will climb in their communities as well.
You can get involved by:
-Registering as a Team Captain
-Joining an existing Team as a new registrant
-Signing up as an individual registrant
-Sponsoring the event
-Joining the event planning committee
-Making a contribution supporting a registrant
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Location: Bank of America Tower
50 North Laura Street Jacksonville, FL
42 Floors 838 Steps
Registration is $25 and Climbers are asked to raise ($100)
-Training in a safe, well ventilated stairwell is ideal or use a stair master at your gym
-If you are new to stair climbing, pacing yourself during practices sessions is key to a successful training schedule
-At least two days before the event, drink plenty of water.
Training Opportunities at the Bank of America Tower
Beginning September 15, 2011, registered participants may begin training at the Bank of America Tower (50 N. Laura Street) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Security will have a list of registered participants only.
You have received access to CONVIO, our fundraising tool, as a part of the e-mail confirmation of your registration. This is a user friendly tool and a great way to gain support from your friends and family in this event. We encourage you to fund raise over and above the $100 fundraising minimum. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The American Lung Association ® is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization. Please note ALL participants must meet the $100 fundraising minimum to climb, even if you are on a team!
Registration fees and donations are NON-REFUNDABLE. If are unable to meet the fundraising minimum ($100), you will not be able to participate.
Rules for practice climbs:
-ALL climbers will have to sign in at the SIGN IN TABLE by stairwell entrance (in front of Bank of America) before they start climbing and sign out when they leave
-Climbers ARE NOT ALLOWED on tenant floors between the Lobby and the 42nd floor
-You must enter the stairwells from the Lobby and exit from the 42nd floor
-If you are unable to make it to the 42nd floor you MUST climb down the stairs to the Lobby
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MINORS PARTICIPATING IN BANK OF AMERICA TOWER TRAININGS: Participants 17 and under are not allowed to climb the stairs more than THREE times in a practice session. Participants 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult while in the stairwells and cannot climb the stairs more than THREE times in a practice session.
The Omni Hotel is once again partnering with the American Lung Association to offer a special REDUCED rate for those wanting to stay downtown on Friday, February 3, 2012 and Saturday, February 4, 2012. They are offering 20 rooms at a standard room rate of $79 per night. Reservations need to be made no later than January 14, 2012 to guarantee a room. Please click here to reserve your room(s) TODAY!
DAY-OF Climb Information
-Start times will be announced on Monday, January 30. Bibs will be given out on day of the event.
-The Climb will begin at 8:00 a.m. and start times will be assigned in "waves". You will be given a 15 minute window of time to be at the START line and begin climbing. Climbers will proceed up the stairs in 20-30 second intervals.
-Your timing chip will coincide with your bib number and will be distributed to you the morning of the event at the "Timing Chip Table." The "Timing Chip Table" will be located in the same area as the START line.
-Your bib (which must be worn and prominently displayed on your person during the climb) will be given to you when you register the day of the event.
-Please leave all other personal belongings at home as we will not be responsible for them, nor will they be allowed in the stair well.
-Firefighters and police officers may climb in full gear if they so desire. Police officers are ONLY allowed to carry their side arms. No riffles will be allowed.
Teams must consist of FOUR or more people plus a team captain. The TEAM CAPTAIN must register first before the other team members.
During the normal race, climbing a stairwell multiple times, or going "down the stairs" is strictly prohibited. While climbing, if you notice that you are "faster" than other participants, please PASS ON THE INSIDE near the rail. Slower climbers please move to the OUTSIDE to allow faster climbers to pass.
You may run, you may walk, but please don't crawl! Please remember that the Bank of America Tower is a combination of offices, parking and recreational facilities. If you must exit in case of an emergency or you are unable to complete the climb, please seek security, volunteer or medical staff for assistance to be properly escorted. DO NOT EXIT ANY FLOOR WITHOUT SECURITY PERSONNEL.
Fight for Air Climb Jacksonville is a professionally timed and ranked event. On the morning of the event, participants will be provided with a timing chip. On event day, participants are required to pick up their timing chip prior to their start time. The timing chip attaches to the ankle or shoe using a Velcro band. Failure to wear the timing chip during the event will prevent the participant from being timed and ranked for the event. At the finish line, all timing chips must be returned. Participants will be billed $30 for any un-returned timing chip and elastic band.
The American Lung Association in Florida will not be responsible for any items that are lost.
It is suggested that you wear comfortable clothing, appropriate for an intense cardio workout. The event t-shirt provided to you may be worn, however, is not required, nor recommended as 100% cotton does not "breathe" well. Proper shoes are essential. Running, walking or cross training shoes are key to a successful climb. Don't forget your team pride and spirit!
YOUR BIB NUMBER MUST BE DISPLAYED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE EVENT. It is required that you securely attach your bib number to the front of your t-shirt with the safety pins that will be provided. Your bib number also serves as your re-entry pass into all "Participant Only" areas.
All security procedures must be followed. Security officers will be stationed throughout the building and the stairwells to ensure your safety. They will have radio communication during the event in case of an emergency.
Water stations will be located in strategic places i.e. Ground Floor, Start Line and Finish Line. Please remember to keep hydrated before, during and after the event.
Safety stations will be located at certain floors where volunteers will assist you in case of an emergency.
Restrooms and Water Fountains
On the day of the event there will be appropriate signage for locations of both restrooms and water fountains.
POST EVENT INFORMATION
Timing Results and Prizes
Join us for the Winners Circle Ceremony where we will recognize the winning climbers in all age groups! We will also be announcing the fastest firefighter and police officer to complete the climb in full gear.
We will hold the Winners Circle Ceremony after everyone is finished climbing and the race results are tallied.
Official Results can also be found on www.fightforairclimb.org on Sunday, February 5, 2012 by noon.
Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in the following age groups. Certificates will be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers in the following age groups as well.
10 - 18
19 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
Trophies will also be awarded to the following:
Fastest Team - Team ranking will be based on the finishing times of your top three climbers.
Largest Team Overall
Highest Fundraising Team Overall
Fastest Climber Award
Fastest Fire Fighter in full NFPA structural fire fighting gear- Male and Female
Fastest Police Officer in full gear - Male and Female
Please visit the "Directions" tab on the Homepage.
Parking will be available at the Forsyth Parking Garage.
You may also park at any of the meters. Parking is free on the weekends.
Pledge Turn-In Options
You may track your individual fundraising or team fundraising totals by logging in from the homepage: www.fightforairclimb.org.
We accept: Cash, Personal/Business Checks (payable to: American Lung Association in Florida), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Donations (no cash) may be mailed to:
American Lung Association in Florida
Attn: FIGHT FOR AIR Climb Jacksonville
6852 Belfort Oaks Place
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Pledges may also be dropped off at our office at any time Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.