Saturday, April 16th, 2011
Join us for one of the most unique events in Miami. On April 16th, 2011 hundreds of people will huff and puff their way up all 55 floors of the Wachovia Center. This is more than your same old 5K; this event challenges you to scale a whole building!! Whether climbing for a winning time or simply to cross the finish line in honor or in memory of someone with lung disease, this event is a great way to challenge yourself physically. We guarantee that all finishers will discover a new-found respect for healthy lungs!
General event information:
- The registration fee is $25.00 per person and the minimum fundraising requirement is $100.00 per person. Registration fee and minimum fundraising goal are required per person in order to participate in the event, whether you are an individual or on a team.
- All participants are professionally timed and ranked by timing chips.
- All climbers will receive an official Fight For Air Climb Miami T-shirt, medal, towel, giveaways and refreshments.
- Fundraising incentives will be given to top fundraisers. Start early and you will easily reach your fundraising goal!
- All participants are invited to join us on the 55th floor at the Miami City Club for the fun after-party.
- Awards will be given to fastest climbers, top fundraisers and top teams.
You can register as an individual, as a member of an existing team or as the captain of a new team. Teams must consist of at least 3 or more people (this is for timing purposes). Participants registering as a member of a team, please note that the TEAM CAPTAIN has to register online first before you can. You can also register as a spectator for a $10 fee. Spectators can be there to support their climbers and join in on the after party for snacks and refreshments. *Please note spectators do not receive t-shirts. T-shirts may be purchased upon availability.
Why climb alone? Forming a stairclimb team is a fun way to share this event with family, friends and co-workers. Your team will support each other as you train, fundraise and complete the event together. When you all reach the end, the celebration will be all the more sweet. You can form a corporate team or a family team for this event. You can easily manage your team's progress from your team's personal webpage.
Corporate teams are a fantastic way to engage your employees in an activity that promotes healthy living as well as serves a good cause. This is a great way to encourage team building within your employees. Everyone will feel a huge sense of accomplishment when they reach the finish line at and raise money for the American Lung Association.
Corporate Team Benefits include:
1) Special delivery of all team participant climb packets to team captain before event day.
2) Coordinated start times so all team members can climb together.
3) Opportunity to design special "team" shirts or costumes to wear on event day.
4) The unbeatable support from your fellow team members as you climb up 55 Floors!!!
5) Fundraising coaching and support from Lung Association staff every step of the way.
Parking is free on event day in the parking garage at the Wachovia Building on SE 2nd St.
Please arrive at least a half-hour prior to your start time (START TIMES will be emailed to you and posted on the site one week before the event) in order to register and get your bib and timing chip. Registration is in the building lobby.
Again, start times will be e-mailed to you prior to the event, so it is important that you include your email address when registering. The sooner you register, the more likely we are able to accomodate your requested start time. Check-in begins at 7:30am. The climb actually begins at 8:30 am and bib numbers will be assigned with start times in 15-30 second intervals.
Your timing chip will coincide with your start time and bib number, which will be distributed to you the morning of the event at the "Bib & Timing Chip Table" in the courtyard (unless otherwise requested by your team for early pickup.) YOUR BIB NUMBER MUST BE DISPLAYED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE EVENT. (Individuals are responsible for returning their Timing Chips. Unreturned chips will cost the participant $30!)
All climbers should be in numerical bib order prior to your start time. Line monitors will assist you. Climbers will proceed in 15-30 second intervals. While climbing, if you notice that you are "faster" than other participants, please PASS TO THE LEFT OF THOSE PARTICIPANTS.
You may run, you may walk, but please don't crawl! Please remember that the Wachovia Center is am office building. 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.
POST-EVENT INFORMATION (Timing Results and Awards):
Official Results will be posted immediately following the event at the post party!!! Results can also be found at Fleet Feet Sports Orlando website after the race and on www.fightforairclimbmiami.org on April 19th, 2011.
Plaques will be given out to both Females and Males who place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the following age groups:
10-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Fastest Team – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (best times). Team ranking will be based on the finishing time of your top 3 climbers.
Highest Fundraising Team
Fastest Climber Award
Fastest Firefighter – 2 categories
Bunker Gear with tank, Air OFF
Bunker Gear without tank
An online catalog of exciting gifts in recognition of your hard work and efforts is available at http://lungusa.summitmg.com. Incentives will be awarded in several fundraising achievement levels, please go to the website for more details. The deadline to raise money for incentives is Monday, May 3rd, 2011.
The climb consists of 55 stories of stairs. Training in a safe, well ventilated stairwell is ideal. Utilizing a stair master at your gym is another alternative. Pacing yourself during the stair climb is key to successful completion. At least two days before the event, drink plenty of water and continue hydrating throughout the climb. Water stations will be strategically placed in the stairwells during the event so that you will stay hydrated. There will be medical volunteers and security on designated stairwells for your safety and convenience. If you notice that are “faster” than other participants, please PASS TO THE OUTSIDE. You may bring a heart rate monitor if you wish to use it for this event. Further training information and schedules available upon request.
It is suggested that you wear comfortable clothing, appropriate for an intense cardio workout. Proper shoes are essential. Running, walking, or cross training shoes are key to a successful climb. Don’t forget your team pride and spirit!