Each year, too many lives are lost to lung disease. This is your chance to climb, raise money and make an impact in their honor. By joining the Peak the Plaza/Fight For Air Climb, you are making the commitment to fight lung disease so everyone can breathe easier – including you!
Families, individuals and teams join together to climb to raise money and awareness for the 35 million Americans who live with chronic lung disease. In New Mexico, 260,000 people – 25% of the state’s population – have chronic lung disease such as asthma, COPD and lung cancer
About the Climb - Event Overview
The Peak the Plaza/Fight For Air Climb gives you the opportunity to say you’ve climbed the tallest building in the state – the Albuquerque Plaza in downtown Albuquerque!
It’s more than just the same old 5K. Climbers use this event, sometimes called a “vertical road race”, as a fitness target, a competitive race, an effort to support clean air and healthy lungs.
Usually, the building’s stairwell is closed to the public, but we’ll unchain the doors and let you climb all the way to the 19th floor where you will receive your medal, pose for photos and enjoy refreshments and fun. But no worries – getting down is as easy as one sweet elevator ride. All climbers are timed using state-of-the-art chip timing technology to ensure accurate results, but you don’t need to be a star athlete to participate. The average climb time is under 15 minutes, and all climbers and abilities over the age of 14 are welcome.
The Peak the Plaza/Fight For Air Climb raises funds for lung health issues that are more critical now than ever before. Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States. While the death rates from cancer and heart disease are decreasing, deaths from lung disease are increasing at an alarming rate.
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 Climb
- Joining the climb planning committee
- Making a contribution supporting a registrant
Sunday, March 4, 2012
8:30am – 9:45am – Packet pick-up, last minute registration and fun!
9:45am – 10:00am - Competitive Climb
10:00am – 1:00pm - Climb Begins
Climbers take off in 12-second intervals. Start times are assigned by date of registration and will be posted here the day before the climb.
Entry Fees and Fundraising Minimum
There is a $35 registration fee for all climbers, with a fundraising requirement minimum of $100 per climber. It’s easy – just ask ten friends for $10.
Total due at time of registration - $35
Total due date of event - $100
The Albuquerque Plaza Building is located at 201 Third Street, NW, between Tijeras and Copper Street.
From I-25, take the Martin Luther King Drive exit, and drive west to Third Street. Turn left (south) on Third, and you will see the Plaza building which is on the east end of the Hyatt Regency downtown on Third and Tijeras.
You have three options for parking:
#1: Park on the street in established parking areas for FREE.
#2: Park in the Albuquerque Plaza building parking lot, located ½ block west of Third Street on Copper. There is a fee to park in this lot.
#3: Park in the Civic Plaza underground parking lot, located across from the Hyatt and the Albuquerque Plaza building. City parking fees will apply.