Saturday, February 18, 2012
Join the hundreds of individuals and teams who will climb their way to the top of the Hilton for a great cause, lung health. This is more than your same old 5K. This event is a vertical race to climb 32 floors of Springfield's tallest building. Whether climbing for a winning time or simply to cross the finish line, this event is a great way to challenge yourself physically. We guarantee that all finishers will have a newfound respect for healthy lungs!
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
- Make a contribution supporting a registrant
TWO UNIQUE CHALLENGES, ONE BREATHTAKING EVENT!
32 Floor Climb- Climb 32 floors to the top of the Hilton Springfield
Ultimate Climb- Climb 32 floors to the top of the Hilton Springfield as many times as you are able in an hour. Climbs are intended to be consecutive. Elevator time will not be recorded in your time. Your fastest individual climb time will be eligible for awards and recognition in the 32 Floor Climb.
Corporate Team Challenge- Teams or four or more will compete for the title of fastest corporate team. The top three Corporate Teams will be awarded. Fuel the fun and the competition in your work place by creating multiple teams!
Fire Department Full Gear Challenge- Teams of four or more firefighters will compete for the title of fastest Fire Department. Firefighters will climb in full gear.
Fire Department Competitive Challenge- Teams or four or more firefighters will compete for the title of fastest Competitive Fire Department. Firefighters climb in gym gear. The winning team's time will be compared to that of the winning Police Department Team and will determine the winner of the Guns vs. Hoses Challenge.
Police Department Challenge-Teams of four or more policemen will compete for the title of the fastest Police Department. Police will climb in gym gear. The winning team's time will be compared to that of the winning Fire Department Competitive Team and will determine the winner of the Gun's vs. Hoses Challenge.
Family and Friends- Invite your family and friends to step up to the challenge with you and build a team of four or more people!
Registration and Fundraising
32 Floor Climb- Registration Fee: $15 Early Bird / $25 after January 8, 2012; Minimum Fundraising/Donation: $100
Ultimate Climb- Registration Fee: $40 Early Bird / $50 after January 8, 2012; Minimum Fundraising/Donation: $100
Each Climber is responsible for his/her own individual Registration Fee and Fundraising Minimum
Fee and Donation Details
The Registration Fee is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable . Climbers have until event day to meet their Minimum Fundraising of $100. Climbers who have not met their fundraising requirement on event day will need to pay the outstanding amount in order to participate in the climb. Pledges made to the American Lung Association on behalf of climbers who cancel or do not participate in the Climb are non-refundable.
Collecting Pledges and Fundraising
Our online fundraising tools make fundraising quick and simple. You can personalize your webpage with a photo and text about what motivates you to join the "Fight for Air". Send emails to friends and family or link to your Facebook page asking for support and to receive online credit card pledges. Any offline donations (cash and checks) that are collected can be mailed to:
Fight For Air Climb-Hilton Springfield
American Lung Association in Illinois
3000 Kelly Lane
Springfield, IL 62711
Bootcamp is back! We are excited to announce FitClub as the Exclusive Bootcamp Sponsor for the 2012 "Fight for Air" Climb! The first Bootcamp is open to all registered participants as well as anyone interested in learning more about the "Fight For Air" Climb and Bootcamp. To qualify for additional Bootcamp sessions you must be registered online by the practice climb on January 14th, have $150 (does not include registration fee) in fundraising by the third session on January 21st and agree to meet a $200 fundraising goal by the sixth session on Febraury 11th. Bootcamp will be held each Saturday at 9am starting the 7th of January through the 11th of February. Two practice climbs are included in the Bootcamp incentive, as well as FitClub gym passes! Don't miss out on this great training opportunity, start fundraising today!
Event Day Information
Start Times: Participants will receive their start times prior to the event via email. Start times will also be posted online 48 hours prior to the event. Start times for the Ultimate Climb will begin at 8:00am and the doors will open at 7:30am. The 32 Floor Climb start times will begin at 9:05am. Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to their start time. Start times will be assigned in waves. Teams will be assigned the same wave: Climbers will climb individually on 10-15 second intervals in their wave time.
Packet Pick-up: Packet Pick-up will be available at the American Lung Association in Illinois office (3000 Kelly Lane) on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 8:00am-4:30pm. As well as Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Hilton Springfield in the Grand Ballroom from 4:00-6:00pm. Packets can only be picked up if $100 minimum fundraising requirement has been met.
Timing Chips: Timing Chips will be picked up before climbing on event day. All participants will receive a technical tee, goody bag and bib number.
Gear Check: Gear Check will be available to all participants on the day of the event. Please leave any valuable items at home, as we cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen items at the event.
Water Stations: Water Stations will be located in the stairwells and also at the top. Water bottles are not allowed in the stairwells as it is a safety hazard.
Coming from out of town or just want to wake up and CLIMB? Click here to book your room at Hilton Springfield for a discounted price!
Ticket to Climb
Raise more than $1,000 and be eligible to climb for FREE at any of the other Upper Midwest Region stairclimb events in 2012. No registration fee or additional fundraising required.
Individual Awards: Awards will be given to both the Male and Female Ultimate Climbers as well as Over-all-winners. Awards will be given to the top three finishers for men and women in each category. All participants will be divided into the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Team Awards: Groups of four or more can form a team and compete again other climb teams. You team may consist of men and/or women in any age category. The four fastest times on your team will be combined to determine the winners. Each team member's individual time will count toward the individual age categories. The three fastest teams in each category will be awarded.
Click here to view last year's race results.
Safety and Climber Etiquette
To ensure the safety of all climbers and allow for the best experience, please pass slower climbers on the wall without the rail, and let them know you are coming from behind to pass. You should always climb on the rail side of the stairwell. Emergency teams will be located at the bottom and top in case you need assistance. Volunteer will be available at the water stations to notify them if you need help.