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Event Information

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 Fight for Air Climb, you are making the commitment to fight lung disease so everyone can breathe easier- including you! 

EVENT OVERVIEW

Fight for Air Climbs are unique fundraising events for the American Lung Association. They take place in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve climbing multiple steps and flights of stairs. Sometimes called a "vertical marathon," teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, as a challenging or racing against other people or as a great way to be active and meet new friends.  Stairclimbs are great cross training events for athletes who can not train outdoors in the winter.  Novice and expert athletes of all ages are welcome to climb.  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 find a cure.

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
  • Making a contribution supporting a registrant

Event Information

The 2012 Fight For Air Climb Cleveland will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at the Terminal Tower located at 50 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113 (downtown Cleveland).  The Climb is 42 flights and a total of 804 steps.

You may register at any time through February 28th at midnight by clicking on the choices on the left side of the website page.   After online registration closes, you can still register via phone by calling (216) 532-8203 or as a walk in on Climb Day.  You will receive your assigned start time via e-mail.  Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Climb Day.  Walk in registration is 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. only; day of event registrants receive times from the race director on site.

REGISTRATION FEES AND INFORMATION

Registration fees for the Fight For Air Climb depends on when you register.  Please check the table below for the current registration fee.  Registrations are not transferable to another person or event.  Participants are encouraged to register early for reduced registration fees. 

 Climb Type  Registration Date Registration
Fee
Fundraising
Minimum
Total
To Climb
 All Climbs*  Aug 1, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011  $15  $100  $115
 All Climbs*  Jan 1, 2011 - Event Day  $25  $100  $125
         

*THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL FEES TO FORM A TEAM

FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS

Both individual and team registration options are available.

If you have questions about registration, or online registration has closed, contact your local ALA office at (216) 532-8203 or via e-mail at pkaplan@ohiolung.org.

ONLINE SERVICES INCLUDE

• Fight For Air Climb Registration
• Sending fundraising emails from your personal fundraising page
• Viewing your donors and pledge amounts
• Measuring your progress to your fundraising goals


Training Tips

CLIMB OPTIONS

Competitive Climb
A timed race against other climbers to reach the Terminal Tower Observation Deck on the 42nd Floor—804 steps complete this vertical challenge.  All climbers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in addition to their registration fee.

Climb At Your Own Pace
Register for a personal challenge, and climb the stairs in your own time to see how you do.  You can make it and feel good; this is a great choice for first time climbers. There is opportunity to step off on designated floors for water and to catch your breath.  All climbers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in addition to their registration fee.

Firefighter Challenge
All Firefighter Challenge participants are timed during their vertical climb to reach the Terminal Tower Observation Deck, wearing full structural firefighting personal protective equipment which meets current NFPA standards.  This includes: boots, turnout coat and pants, helmet, gloves, and SCBA harness with air cylinder. SCBA face pieces and hoods do not need to be worn. Firefighters will not be on air.  If you are a firefighter not wishing to partake in this competition, you can register for the Competitive Climb and are encouraged to wear your Bunk Shirts.  All climbers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in addition to their registration fee.

Please note:  We welcome any First Responders (Police, EMS, EMT or Armed Forces officers) who want to participate in the Competitive Climb division.  All climbers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in addition to their registration fee.

FUNDRAISING INFORMATION

Each participant’s $100 fundraising minimum must be met by the morning of the climb in order to participate.  All participants who raise at least $100 will receive an official event t-shirt at Registration and receive their climber medal when they complete their climb.

The average climber raises more than $200 for the cause.  Participants are required to raise a minimum of $100 in order to participate.  It is easier than you think!  Ask 10 friends for $10.  Additional fundraising ideas are available on the Fundraising Tips page, Team Resources page, the Climber Resources page or by calling your local Climb Manager at (216) 532-8203 or via e-mail at pkaplan@ohiolung.org.   
 
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The American Lung Association ® is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Please make checks payable to the American Lung Association.
 
A Team Captain Handbook and Climber Resources page are available to help you reach your fundraising minimum.  When registering as a team captain, please make sure you select your team division type as well as entering your company name during at the time of registration.  If you need additional help in meeting the fundraising minimum requirement, please contact your local Climb Manager at (216) 532-8203, for fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

For directions and parking, click HERE  

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