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Event Information

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!

EVENT OVERVIEW

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.  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 soon find a cure.

You can get involved by:

  • Registering as a Team Captain
  • Joining an existing Team as a new climber
  • Signing up as an individual climber
  • Signing up as a volunteer at the event
  • Sponsoring the event
  • Making a contribution supporting a climber

EVENT INFORMATION

The 2013 Fight For Air Climb Columbus will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Rhodes Tower, 30 East Broad Street, in downtown Columbus.  Full Climbs are 40 floors for a total of 880 steps and is timed.

Each participant is responsible for their registration fee and 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 view the registration information, see the sections titled Registration Fees and Climb Options below.   

You may register at any time by Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at midnight by clicking here to join as individual; here to start a team; or here to join an existing team. After online registration closes you can still register as a walk-on on Climb Day.  Walk-on registration runs from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. the day of the climb in the lobby of the Rhodes Tower.

  REGISTRATION FEES AND INFORMATION

  • Registration 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
Fee

Fundraising
Minimum

Total
To Climb
 All Climbs*  Web Open 2012-Dec 31, 2012  $25  $100 $125
 All Climbs*  Jan 1, 2013 - Feb 2, 2013
 (Online Registraion Closes)
 $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 your local ALA office at (614) 279-1700 or via e-mail at kreadey@midlandlung.org

 CLIMB OPTIONS

TEAM CAPTAINS - When registering please make sure you select your team division type as well as entering your company name.  If you have a team composed of members participating in different event divisions (ie Standard Climb and First Responder) please note that team members from different divisions will not be climbing together.

STANDARD CLIMB - Timed 40 floors, 880 steps.

FIREFIGHTER FULL GEAR CHALLENGE - Current full time, part-time and volunteer firefighters.  Timed, 40 floors, 880 steps.  Firefighters are to wear full structural firefighting personal protective equipment which meets current NFPA standards, including tanks, boots, lining, etc.  No axes.  Firefighters will not turn on air packs.

FIRST RESPONDER NATURAL CHALLENGE - Fire (partial/no gear), Police, EMTs or Military climbing in uniform.  Plain clothes or bunk, branch, station shirts.

Please note:  All Climbers are given flight times, based on their funds raised in 2012 (Super Steppers & Summit Club Teams).  Flight times are used to avoid congestion in the stairs and starting lines.  All participants receive an official Fight For Air Climb medal when they return to the Rhodes Tower lobby and an official participant t-shirt (with the minimum $100 fundraising requirement). After the climb, you can take your medal and brag to your friends. You made it!

FUNDRAISING

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 Climber Resources page or by calling your local climb manager. 
 
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. 

Team Resources and Climber Resources pages are available to help you reach your fundraising minimum, train for the event and help you along the way.  If you need additional help in meeting the fundraising minimum requirement, please contact our office at (248) 784-2000.  The ALA staff is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

For directions and parking, click HERE.

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