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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

Families, individuals and teams join together in a climb to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma. Participants work together to fundraise.
 
Please join the thousands of individuals across the nation who believe in the cause and will climb in their communities as well.
 
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

Join us for one of the most unique events in Tulsa! On April 6, 2013, hundreds of people will huff and puff their way to the top of the BOK Tower at One Williams Center in Tulsa for a great cause. This is more than your same-old 5K. This event is a vertical race to climb 50 floors. Whether climbing for a winning time or simply to cross the finish line, in honor or in memory of someone with lung disease, this event is a great way to challenge yourself physically. We guarantee that all finishers will have a newfound respect for healthy lungs!
Important: All participants must be registered and must have a minimum of $100 in fundraising received by April 6th  to be officially entered into the race.

General Information

  • Participants can fundraise and climb as an individual or make it more fun and form a team.
  • All participants are professionally timed and ranked by timing chips.
  • The registration fee is $25. The minimum fundraising goal for all participants is $100. Registration fee and minimum fundraising goal are required to participate in the event. The registration fee is non-refundable should you choose not to climb or if you don't meet your fundraising minimum.
  • Climbers will receive an official Tulsa Fight for Air Climb t-shirt, goody-bag and refreshments.
    Fundraising incentives will be given to top fundraisers. Start early and you will easily reach your fundraising goal! The American Lung Association will be more than happy to help you accomplish your goal - just ask!
  • Each participant and team is strongly encouraged to create a personalized fundraising page which is fun and easy to do through the Tulsa Climb website.
  • Awards will be given to the fastest climbers, top fundraisers and top teams.


Participation

  • You can register as an individual, as a member of an existing team or as the captain of a new team.
  • Climbers registered as “Competitive” will have earlier start times.  “Non Competitive” climbers (who expect to be slower) will have times after all the competitive climbers.  Firefighter teams will go last.  Get together with your teammates and decide which category is best for the majority of you if you want to climb together in a group. 
  • Teams must consist of at least three or more people (for timing purposes). Please note that the TEAM CAPTAIN has to register on-line first before other team members can register.

Team Overview

Why climb alone? Forming a Climb team is a fun way to share this event with family, friends and co-workers.  Your team will support each other as you train, fundraise and complete the event together.  When you all reach the top, the celebration will be all the more sweet. You can form a corporate team or a family team for this event.  You can easily manage your team's progress from your team's personal webpage.

Team Benefits include:
~Coordinated start times so all team members can climb together.
~Opportunity to design special "team" shirts or costumes to wear on event day.
~The unbeatable support from your fellow team members as you climb up 50 stories to the top of the BOK Tower
~Fundraising coaching and support from Lung Association staff every step of the way.

Training/Preparation

  • We encourage you to train appropriately to avoid injuries during this challenge.  Training in a safe, well ventilated stairwell is ideal.
  • Utilizing a stair master or other equipment at your gym for a training alternative.
  • Pacing yourself during the stair climb is key to successful completion.
  • Drink plenty of water starting two days before the event and continue hydrating throughout the climb.  Water stations will be strategically placed in the stairwells during the event so that you will stay hydrated for your climb to the 50th floor.
  • You may bring a heart rate monitor if you wish to use it for this event.

Event Day

  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your start time.
  • For those who did not come to packet pick up, please be sure to visit the "Bib & Timing Chip Table" in the lobby of the BOK Tower to check-in the morning of the event.
  • Check-in begins at 7:30 AM.  The climb actually begins at 8:30 AM and bib numbers will be assigned with start times in 15-second intervals.
  • Your timing chip will coincide with your start time and bib number, which will be distributed to you the morning of the event at the "Bib & Timing Chip Table" in the BOK Lobby- off 2nd street (unless otherwise requested by your team for early pickup).
  • Your bib number must be displayed at all times during the event.
  • Individuals are responsible for returning their Timing Chips! Participants will be billed for the replacement value of unreturned chips.
  • All climbers should be in numerical bib order prior to your start time.  Line monitors will assist you.  Climbers will proceed in 15-second intervals.  Start times are not flexible.
  • Climbing a stairwell multiple times, or going "down the stairs" is strictly prohibited.
  • While climbing, if you notice that you are faster than other participants, please PASS TO THE LEFT OF THOSE PARTICIPANTS.
  • You may run, you may walk, but please don't crawl! If you must exit in case of an emergency or you are unable to complete the climb, please seek security, volunteer or medical staff for assistance to be properly escorted.
  • We will have at least 4 medically staffed break floors.  Signage in the stairwell will alert you as to where they are and how many flights you have until the next one.
  • DO NOT EXIT ANY FLOOR WITHOUT SECURITY PERSONNEL.

Appropriate Attire

  • It is suggested that you wear comfortable clothing, appropriate for an intense cardio workout.
  • Proper shoes are essential.  Running, walking or cross training shoes are key to a successful climb.
  • Don't forget your team pride and spirit!  It is required that you securely attach your bib number to the front of your t-shirt. (Exception: Firefighters and anyone else in uniform may use string).

Personal Belongings

  • The American Lung Association will not be responsible for any items that are lost or stolen.
  • There will be a key-check table for car keys but other items should be left at home or in your car. However, Firefighters and Police can climb in full gear.

Timing Results and Awards:

  • Results will be posted on www.timeline.com and all of Tulsa’s major race result websites. 
  • An awards ceremony will follow be held as soon as the last climber is finished and the results are tallied.  Medals and plaques will be give that day.

Overall Awards:

  • Overall fastest male
  • Overall fastest female
  • 1st fastest team
  • Overall highest fundraising team
  • Overall largest team (Teams must consist of at least three people.  For larger teams, team ranking will be based on the finishing time of your top three climbers).

Age Groups Awards (for both females and males who place 1st in each age group):
19 and younger 

  •  20 - 29
  •  30 - 39
  •  40 - 49
  •  50 - 59
  •  60 - 69
  •  70 +

 

Firefighter Awards in Full Gear:

  • Fire Fighting Fastest Team
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Fastest Individuals
  • Fire Fighting Largest Team
  • Fire Fighting Highest Fundraising Team

Firefighter & Police Awards in Plain Clothes:

  • Fire/Police Fastest Team
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Fastest Individuals
  • Fire/Police Largest Team
  • Fire/Police Highest Fundraising Team

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