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Event Information

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2013 Fight For Air Climb! We appreciate all of your time and dedication to the American Lung Association.

Here are race results: http://www.strictlyrunning.com/results/13ALAClimb_Chas.txt

Link to pictures: http://aaronnicholasphoto.pass.us/aaronnicholasphotographyclimb/

Donate $25 or more as a self-pledge to your fundraising goal and receive a free Climb car magnet!

The Climb consists of 1,566 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 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.  *Please note that if you have never participated in the Ultra Climb, you must join us for at least one practice before the event.

The Firefighter Challenge consists of 1,566 steps. Firefighters will climb the lower area of the Coliseum 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 Charleston t-shirt and refreshments (must be registered by July 1st, 2013 to guarantee a t-shirt). Awards will be given to the fastest climbers, fastest firefighters, and top fundraisers.

Practice Dates

Practices will be held at the North Charleston Coliseum. Please enter the building through the south entrance.

July 9th from 12pm- 2pm; Join the Charleston RiverDogs as they climb the steps of the North Charleston Coliseum!

July 13th from 8am-9am; doors close at 8:15am

July 16th from 5:30pm-7pm; doors close at 6pm

Participation

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.

Team Overview

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 Pickup

Packet pick up will be Friday, July 19th, from 9am to 4pm 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 6:30am. The Ultra Climb begins at 7:00am and the Climb will begin at 8:30am 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.

Directions

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Fundraising

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 Melanie Baker Matthews at (843)556-8451 or mbakermatthews@lungsc.org. The ALA staff is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.

 

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