How do my donations help?
With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in FL 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 donation helps.
What is Fight for Air Run/Walk?
The Fight for Air Run/Walk is a community event intended to raise funds and awareness for the American Lung Association. The event is a certified 5K course, 3.1 miles (five kilometers) in length, and some people walk the distance and others run. There are shorter walk options on event day as well.
Run/Walks are being held nationwide in an effort to bring attention to lung disease. 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.
Where do I park?
Lowndes Drosdick, Day Building, or the Avis Garage all have opportunites for FREE PARKING; however, if they fill up, you will have the option of theThorton Park Garage and Landmark Garage for a $5 fee.
Where is the check-in and start area?
The start line will be located on Eola Drive between Central and Robinson.
Is this a timed race?
Yes. All participants must check in at either Packet Pick Up (Thursday 4/21 or Friday 4/22) or at the Registration area on Saturday morning.
What should I expect along the race route? Will there be any water stations?
There will be water stations at each mile marker for a total of 3 water stations.
Do I get a t-shirt?
Yes, all registrants are given a t-shirt that is included in the registration fee. Sizes cannot be guaranteed for registrants who signed up after Tuesday April 12.
Should I bring cash with me?
You are welcome to bring cash to make any addition donation that you feel inspired to give. Other than that, every activity is included in the registration fee.
What activities are available that morning?
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for ages 13 and below. There will be small prizes in “special eggs.” The Easter Egg Hunt will begin as soon as the first runner crosses the finish line.
There will also be inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses available, provided by Florida Hospital for Children. During the Easter Egg Hunt, there will be fun, magic, and face painting to be had!
What should I wear?
We are currently expecting a beautiful sunny day for the event on Saturday. Make sure to wear comfortable running shoes and breathable exercise clothing as it will be warm that morning. Also make sure to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen.
I signed up to be a walker. Where do I go on Saturday morning?
Walkers will line up in the same area behind the runners. All participants are starting at 7:30AM.
Prizes and Incentives
Please become a FAN of the American Lung Association on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alafcentral. We have the third highest fan base in the country behind the Chicago and Boston chapters. We are only 189 and 552 fans behind each respectively and we want to be number one. More importantly, this is a great way for you to stay in touch with us quickly and conveniently. You will see we are using our historic symbol as part of an ongoing campaign to promote the American Lung Association. If you’d like to have your photo with the Double Barred Cross posted on our Facebook page, just send us a message through Facebook and we’ll arrange it.
INCENTIVE: The picture posted between March 23 and April 23 having anything to do with the Run/Walk (You, your team, Lady Gaga in a Run/Walk t-shirt, etc) with the most overall impressions will win a $75 gift card to Latin Quarter at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk.
What is a team captain?
Being a team captain is easy. 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 before or after the walk for their team members, but this is not required. Sometimes the team captain serves as a representative at the annual event kickoff luncheon. In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our team captains.
How far is the walk?
The course is a certified 5K route, or 3.1 miles.
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 are the captain as well as how much each person raised if not already online. You may wish to bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen depending on the conditions for the day, but most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and lots of energy!
Are pets allowed?
Pets are encouraged if on a leash. Please bring plastic bags to pick up pet waste.
How do I sign up?
You can register a team or individually by clicking on the Sign Up section on the left, or you can call our office and register over the phone during normal business hours at 407-425-5864.