ADDITIONAL CLIMBER FAQ - CLICK HERE
Please see the Event Information page for details on current registration fees. All participants are required to raise a minimum of $100 in addition to their registration fee by the morning of the climb in order to participate.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
You can register online as part of a team by clicking here or you can register online as an individual by clicking here or you call our office and register over the phone during normal business hours at (513) 985-3990.
WHAT IS A TEAM VS. INDIVIDUAL CLIMBER?
Teams are groups of four or more climbers that want to participate together. They increase awareness and make fundraising and training easier and more effective, plus they have more fun! Each member is responsible for his/her own individual registration fee (there are no team registration fees) and his/her own $100 fundraising minimum.
Individual climbers can be anyone interested in supporting the ALA, fighting lung disease or seeking a new challenge. You will register, fundraise and climb on your own, but you always have the option of starting your own team later.
WHAT IS A TEAM CAPTAIN?
Captains gather together a few friends, family members and/or co-workers 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.
Click Here for Additional Team Captain Resources.
If being a team captain interests you, click here to Start a Team
WILL MY TEAM BE CLIMBING TOGETHER?
All climbers are given start times based on their funds raised in 2012 (Super Steppers and Summit Club) and the climb option your team captain as chosen. Start times are used to avoid congestion in the stairs and starting lines.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?
The registration fee is $25 on or before December 31st. From January 1st to the day of the climb, the fee is $35. All participants are required to raise a minimum of $100 in addition to the registration fee by the morning of the climb in order to participate.
NOTE: Vertical mile climbers have a $75 registration fee and $500 fundraising minimum. All vertical mile climbers must qualify for this event.
IS THERE AN AGE MINIMUM OR ANY RESTRICTIONS?
All participants must be a minimum of 7 years of age on climb day in order to participate. Younger children or infants are not permitted to register and participate. Furthermore, registered climbers are not permitted to carry young participants or infants or by using harness devices.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH THE CASH/CHECK DONATIONS THAT I COLLECT?
Donations raised prior to the event can be brought or mailed to the American Lung Association. Please to not send cash in the mail. A pledge tracking sheet can be found on the Participant Resources page with directions on how to send in your donations. Donations can also be brought to packet pick-up or to check-in on the day of the climb.
HOW DO TEAMS SPLIT DONATIONS?
Cash and check general team donations can be divided among team members. When turning in a cash/check general team donation indicate how much of the donation should be allocated to each team member. For example one $1000 check may be split evenly among 5 team members. Donations made via credit card or online cannot be divided among participants.
MY TEAM HAS RAISED OVER $100 PER TEAM MEMBER, DO I STILL NEED MY FUNDRAISING MINIMUM?
Each team member is responsible to reach his or her $100 fundraising minimum individually, regardless of overall team fundraising.
HOW DO I EARN A T-SHIRT?
Participants who meet or exceed their $100 fundraising minimum will receive an official climb t-shirt.
WHAT IS THE DISTANCE OF THE CLIMB?
All climbers will attempt to climb up the Carew Tower 45 flights for a total of 804 steps.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE CLIMB?
Competitive Climbers typically finish in 5 – 10 minutes. A Climb at Your Own Pace participant will finish in less than 20 minutes. Firefighter Challenge Climbers will finish in 10 – 20 minutes. Vertical Mile climbers are given 3 hours to complete the challenge.
IS THERE A PACKET PICK UP?
Yes, there is an optional Packet Pick Up available to climbers who have met or exceeded their $100 fundraising minimum. Climbers who have not met their fundraising minimum will receive their packets on climb day. See the Schedule of Events page for specific times and full details. No packets will be mailed this year.
WILL THERE BE WATER AND MEDICAL SERVICE AVAILABLE?
Yes, water is located at designated stations throughout the climb. Signage will be posted to direct you to the nearest water station. Medical staff will also be on-site for those who need any assistance throughout the event. Any volunteer can assist you and put you in contact with medical personnel. If you must exit in case of an emergency or you are unable to complete the climb, seek assistance from event staff or volunteers and you will be escorted properly. Do not just exit on any floor; there are procedures in place for your safety.
WILL THERE BE A MARATHON START OR A RELAY?
The Fight For Air Climb does not have a marathon start and it is not a relay. Climbers will start in 10 second intervals and teams will be grouped together.
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. A list of specific Day of Event information will be sent to each participant via e-mail the week of the event and additional information can be found on the Climber FAQs page. Most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and lots of energy!