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FAQ

Where can I find instructions on registering?

Click here!

How do my donations help?

With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in Florida 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 learn more about how your donations help!

What is the 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, 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. 

What is a team captain?

Being a team captain is easy, but it also requires leadership and organization.  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 like fundraising happy hours, bake sales, or car washes, before or after the climb for their team members, but this is not required. In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our team captains. 

Click here to start a team!

How do I sign up?

You may register to climb at any time at www.fightforairclimbmiami.org.   Click here for registration instructions! If you have any difficulties getting registered, don't hesitate to call (954) 745-8409.  Please remember that a team consists of 3 or more people and the Team Captain MUST register FIRST! If you want to come to the event to support a climber and hang out for the post-party, you can register as a spectator for a $10 fee.

Do I have to fundraise?

If you are registered as a Climber or a Firefighter, you are held to a $100 fundraising minimum in order to be eligible to climb on Saturday, May 11th.  Spectators and Volunteers have the ability to fundraise, but are not required to do so.  If you have any questions regarding the fundraising mininum, please feel free to email rreed@lungfla.org.

What time should I be there?

Registration and check-in will open at 7:30 AM and the first climber will begin at 8:30 AM. Participant start times will be assigned the week-of the event and posted on the website. Start times are assigned in 15-30 second intervals. We advise climbers to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their assigned start time.

Will awards be given to participants?

Yes! The race is professionally timed by Split Second Timing and the top 3 participants and teams in specific age and gender categories will be awarded with personalized plaques.  Plaques are mailed to the winning participants & teams within 2-4 weeks of the event. The top fundraising individuals and teams will also receive personalized plaques. ALL participants will receive a medal and an official event t-shirt for their participation and support.

Age Categories for both male and female participants are as follows:

10-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60+

 

Firefighters will also be awarded in the following categories:

Fastest Female Firefighter- Full Gear, No Tank
Fastest Male Firefighter- Full Gear, No Tank
Fastest Female Firefighter- Full Gear with Tank (Air Off)
Fastest Male Firefighter- Full Gear with Tank (Air Off)

 

Team Awards will be given to the 3 fastest teams.  In order to be eligible for team awards, at least 3 team members must complete the climb!  The 3 fastest times from each team will be combined for the team's overall time.

Top Fundraising Awards will also be given to the 3 highest fundraising individuals, and the 3 highest fundraising teams. Furthermore, the "Rookie Team of the Year" and "Team Captain of the Year" will also be awarded!

Where should I park?

Parking is free in the Southeast Financial Center parking garage for event participants. Visit the Event Information page for more detailed directions and parking information.

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're the captain as well as how much each person raised if not already posted online.  You may wish to wear sunscreen depending on the conditions for the day, but most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and lots of energy! We will not have a designated area for your personal items to be stored while you climb.  If you don't have anyone that will hold your belongings while you're in the stairwell, please leave items in your car, or carry them in a satchel that won't inhibit you during the race (drawstring backpack, fanny-pack, etc.). Bottled water and snacks will be provided in the courtyard, but if you wish to bring your own, you are welcome to do so.

Are pets allowed?

No.

 

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