You may register at any time on the www.FightForAirClimbUpstate.org website. The Climb will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013.
The Climb consists of 1,310 steps. The registration fee is $25 per person and the additional fundraising minimum is $100 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.
The Ultra Climb will be the entire BILO Center arena for a total of 3,743 steps! The registration fee is $25.00 per person and the additional fundraising minimum is $150.00. 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. Ultra Climbers have a time limit of one hour.
The Firefighter Challenge consists of 1,310 steps. Firefighters will climb the lower area of the arena in full firefighter gear and have the option to compete with air on or air off. For safety reasons, boots are not required for firefighters, athletic shoes are accepted. The registration fee is $25 per person and the additional fundraising minimum is $100. 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 Upstate t-shirt and refreshments (must be registered by June1st, 2013 to guarantee a t-shirt). Awards will be given to the fastest climbers, fastest firefighters, and top fundraisers.
You can register as an individual, as a member of an existing team or as the captain of a new team. Teams must consist of four or more people (this is for timing purposes). Participants registering as a member of a team, please note that the TEAM CAPTAIN has to register online first before you can.
Why climb alone? Forming a stairclimb 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 end, the celebration will be all the more sweet. You can easily manage your team's progress from your team's personal webpage.
Compete in the Firefighter Challenge! Your participation supports research, advocacy and education to study the effects of asthma, lung cancer and other lung diseases that affect firefighters. Teams of four or more firefighters will compete for the title of Fastest Fire Department or Top Fundraising Firefighter Team. Firefighters climb in full bunker gear with air tank on or air tank off. Both categories will recognize and award fastest fire fighters according to age divisions and as a team. Firefighters can also sign up as individuals if a group of four or more is not registered from his/her fire department.
Packet Pick Up
BI-LO Center, Friday, June 28 from 9am to 5pm at the VIP Parking Lot located on North Church Street.
Event Day Info
Check-in begins at 7:30am. The Ultra Climb begins at 8:00am and the Climb will begin at 9:00am with climbers starting in 10 second intervals. The Firefighter Challenge will begin immediately following the last climber. Check-in location to be announced.
Participants will receive a timing chip and a bib number. The chip will be distributed 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. (Individuals are responsible for returning their Timing Chips. Unreturned chips will cost the participant $30!)
Climbers will proceed in 10 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 rows. Therefore it is best to start with others who are similar to you in finish time. Climbing the stadium multiple times is strictly prohibited. While climbing, if you notice that you are faster than other participants, please announce yourself if on the stairs by saying "passing please" and then PASS TO THE RIGHT. If you are being asked to pass, please step into one of the rows and let them pass. Passing is preferred in the open area at the top of each of the isles on the flat part of the concession area, rather than on the narrow stairs. Passing will be minimal as participants are spaced so far apart when starting.
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.
Each Climber and Firefighter is required to fund raise at least $100 toward the cause. Each Ultra Climber is required to fund raise at least $150 toward the cause. This is easier than you think! It is as easy as asking 10 or 15 friends for $10. Coaching packets and trainings are available.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
The American Lung Association ® is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization #59-0662271. Please make checks payable to the American Lung Association.
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 Lori Penton-Shields (843) 556-8451 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The American Lung Association staff is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.