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!
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
The Climb and Firefighter Climb consist of 1,566 steps. The registration fee of $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 North Charleston Coliseum for a total of 5,044 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.
All participants are professionally timed and ranked by timing chips.
All climbers will receive an official Fight for Air Climb Charleston t-shirt and refreshments (must be registered by July 1, 2012 to guarantee a t-shirt).
Awards will be given to the fastest climbers, fastest firefighters, and top fundraisers.
You may register at any time on the www.fightforairclimbcharleston.org website. The Climb will be held on Saturday July 28, 2012.
All participants who individually raise at least $100 will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
July 17 from 11 am- 12:45 pm; doors close at 12:15 pm
July 19 from 5:30 pm- 7 pm; doors close at 6:00 pm
July 22 from 2 pm- 3 pm; doors close at 2:15 pm *There will be a special group fitness class hosted by East Shore Athletic Club with a $1 donation.*
July 24 from 11 am - 12:45 pm; doors close at 12:15 pm
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 4 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. You can also register as a spectator. Spectators can be there to support their climbers. *Please note spectators do not receive t-shirts. T-shirts may be purchased upon availability.
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 disaproportionately affect firefighters. Teams of four or more firefighters will compete for the title of Fastest Fire Department. 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.
Family & Friends Teams
Lung disease touches families from all walks of life. Whether it is asthma, emphysema, tobacco addiction or lung cancer, lung disease can be devastating. If your family has been touched by lung disease or knows someone who has, join the Lung Association by forming a stairclimb team. This fun event is a great way to raise awareness and funds to help save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Invite your family, friends, neighbors and others to join your team and make a difference!
Corporate teams are a fantastic way to engage your employees in an activity that promotes healthy living as well as serves a good cause. This is a great way to encourage team building within your employees. Everyone will feel a huge sense of accomplishment when they reach the finish line at the North Charleston Coliseum and help the American Lung Association saves lives.
Packet pick up will be Friday, July 27, from 9 am to 5 pm at the South entrance (same side as practices but use Southeast ramp) of the North Charleston Coliseum. More details to follow for location specifics.
Packets may also be picked up race day morning.
Event Day Info
Check-in begins at 6:30 am. The Ultra Climb begins at 7:00 am and the Climb will begin at 8:30 am 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.
For more information please contact our office via phone
at (800) LUNG-USA or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Please contact our office for more details 864.561.0720.
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.
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 843.556.8451. The ALA staff is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.