Each year, too many lives are lost to lung disease and 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!
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 and flights of stairs. 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. Stair climbs 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 soon 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
- Joining as an event volunteer
- Making a contribution supporting a registrant
The 2012 Fight For Air Climb Columbus will be held on Saturday, January 28th at the Rhodes Tower 30 East Broad Street downtown Columbus. The Fight for Air Climb is 40 floors for a total of approximately 880 steps and is timed.
REGISTRATION FEES AND INFORMATION
Each participant is required to meet and/or exceed a $100 fundraising minimum. Registration fees are non-refundable. There are no exceptions. Registrations are non-transferable to another person or event. That means that once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, whatever the reason. To register as an individual, start a team or join a team, follow the links on the left side of any page.
You may register online at any time by Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at midnight by clicking here for an individual registration or here for a team registration. After online registration closes, you can still register as a walk-in on Climb Day. Walk-in registration runs from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. the day of the climb in the Rhodes Tower main lobby.
The registration fee for the Fight For Air Climb is dependent on entry date. Please check the table below for the current registration fee.
Participants are encouraged to register early for reduced registration fees.
|Climb Type||Registration Date|| Registration
|All Climbs*||Aug 1- Dec 31, 2011||$25||$100||$125|
|All Climbs*||Jan 1 - 28, 2012||$35||$100||$135|
*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 Kevin Readey at the local ALA office at (614) 324-3001 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.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 goal
A timed race against other climbers to take on Central Ohio’s tallest building the Rhodes Tower. Climb all the way to the 40th floor by climbing 880 stairs. All climbers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in addition to their registration fee.
FIRST RESPONDERS CHALLENGE
Timed challenge to the 40th floor for Firefighter, Police, EMS, EMT or Armed Forces officers wanting to compete in this. Climb in full uniform and/or gear or in bunk shirts or department or branch shirts to designate what type of first responder you are.
No firearms will be allowed into the building by any participant.
All Firefighters are encouraged to take on the vertical climb to the 40th floor 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 (sorry, no axes allowed). SCBA face pieces and hoods do not need to be worn. Firefighters will not be on air.
All climbers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in addition to their registration fee.
Please note: All Climbers are given flight times. Flight times are used to avoid congestion in the stairs and starting lines. In general, first responder flight times will follow non-first responder participants (subject to change). All participants receive an official Fight For Air Climb medal after they complete the challenge. After the climb, you can take your medal and brag to your friends. You made it!
Each participant’s $100 fundraising minimum must be met by the morning of the climb in order to participate. All participants who individually raise at least $100 will receive an official event t-shirt 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 and the Participant Resources page or by calling Kevin Readey at 614-324-3001 or emailing him at email@example.com.
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.