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Where can I find instructions on registering?

Click here for information about registering.

  • Please note: if you register on or after April 18, we cannot guarantee that we will have an event t-shirt available for you on the day of the event. If you fulfill your fundraising minimum and there is no shirt available for you, we will order a shirt for you and get it to you following the event.

How do my donations help?

With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association 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.

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.

Are there any tips on training?

Yes, just download our training tips PDF - Stairclimbing 101.

How many floors do we climb?

The basic Climb goes from the 2nd to the 20th floor (there is no 13th floor) in both stairwells - a total of 36 floors. You can choose one circuit for 36 floors, twice for 72 floors, three times for 108 floors, or four times for a total of 144 floors!

How do you know when a participant has finished, if some climbers do more than one circuit?

Let us know how many floors you want to complete when you register. (You can change your mind the day of the event if you want to climb fewer or more floors.) Whenever you are done climbing, simply turn in your timing chip and return to the celebration area!

How do I find out my climb results?

For climb results just go to: http://www.hallucinationsports.com/event/show/27790500#/results::1335227130490

Do I have to raise more money if I want to climb more than 36 floors?

No: the fundraising expectation doesn't depend on the number of floors you climb.

Do all members on a team have to climb the same number of floors?

No. You can still select the number of floors you want to climb as an individual. Team speed prizes will be given for the 36 floor circuit only.

What awards are given?

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for males and for females in each of the four circuit options. Team speed prizes will be awarded to the teams whose members have the fastest speeds for the basic 36-floor circuit (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place).
  • We will also announce the names of the fastest male and female in each of the age categories for each of the four circuit options. There are nine age categories: 9 and below, 10 - 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and above.

When will the awards be given out?

At the post-event awards ceremony, beginning about an hour after the last climber has completed the course. If you need to leave before then, we will mail your medal.

What time should I be there?

Since the event starts at 9:00 am it would be good to get there between 8:30 - 7:45 am.
Those that want to register DAY OF should get there by 8:00 am.

Where should I park?

Participants of the Fight For Air Climb may park in downtown Boise or in the self-pay parking at Capitol Terrace Garage.

Team Captains

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 climb 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.

Start a Team

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 will want to bring a bottle of water, but most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and lots of energy!

Are pets allowed?

Because of unique restrictions at our location, pets are are not allowed on the climb.

How do I sign up?

ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

However, YOU MAN STILL REGISTER THE DAY OF THE EVENT, April 28th at the US Bank Plaza [MAP IT] starting at 8:00 am.

You can register online by clicking by clicking one of the links below!

Start a Team

Join a Team

Join as an Individual

Volunteer

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