Fight For Air Climb Columbia - Saturday, June 1, 2013
The Capitol Center
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. Join us for one of the most unique events in Columbia. On June 1, hundreds of people will huff and puff their way up 479 steps in the Capitol Center. This is more than your same old 5K; this event takes people with stairs!
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 new-found respect for healthy lungs!
Families, individuals and teams join together in a climb to raise awareness for the millions of people fighting lung disease.
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
You may register at any time on the www.fightforairclimb.org website. The climb will be held on June 1, 2013 at the Capitol Center in Downtown Columbia.
The registraion fee is $25.00 per person and the minimum fundraising requirement is $100.00 per person. Registration fee and minimum fundraising goal are required per person in order to participate in the event, whether you are an individual or on a team.
All participants are professionally timed and ranked by timing chips.
All climbers will receive an official Fight For Air Climb Columbia t-shirt, giveaways, and refreshments.
Fundraising incentives will be given to top fundraisers. Start early and you will easily reach your fundraising goal!
All participants are invited to join us at the Capitol Center Building for a continuous after-party, which will include food, music and the award ceremony!
Awards will be given to fastest climbers, fastest firefighters, top fundraisers and top teams.
Check-in begins at 8:00am. The climb actually begins at 9:00am with climbers starting in 30 second intervals.
You will receive a timing chip and a bib number, the chip will be distributed to you the morning of the event at the Registration table. YOUR BIB NUMBER MUST BE DISPLAYED ON THE FRONT OF YOUR SHIRT AT ALL TIMES DURING THE EVENT.
Climbers will proceed in 30 second intervals. Climbers will be divided into one of three categories upon receiving their chip the morning of the event: those climbing to win (fastest), those climbing who expect to have a good time (faster), and those climbing to cross the finish line (fast). Start times are flexible, but passing is difficult in the narrow stairwell. Therefore it is best to start wtih others who are similar to you in finish time.
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 a volunteer or medical staff for assistance to be properly escorted.
Packet Pick Up will be available on the Friday before the event at the American Lung Office from 9:00am-6:00pm or the morning of the event during registration at the Capitol Center Buildilng from 8:00am to 8:45am.
The Capitol Center is located downtown Columbia:
1201 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Free Parking will be available in the parking garage beside the Capitol Center on Assembly St. Please enter the Capitol Center through the Main St. entrance for registration and sign-in.
For more information please contact our office via phone
at (803) 779-5864 or via email at MidlandEvents@lungsc.org
We encourage you to fundraise at least $100 toward the cause. This is easier than you think! It is as easy as asking 10 friends for $10. Coaching packets and trainings are available. Please contact our office for more details (803) 779-5864.
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 of South Carolina.
A fundraising packet is available to help you reach your fundraising minimum. Check out the "Fundraising Help" page on the main menu. If you need additional help in meeting the fundraising minimum requirement, please contact our office at 803-779-5864. The ALA staff is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.