Where can I find instructions on registering?
To register as an individual, start a team, or join a team, follow the links on the left side of this page. For help with the registration process, click here.
How do my donations help?
With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in Tennessee saves lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Today, our fight is more important than ever. Eighty-one cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.
What is the Fight for Air Walk?
The Fight For Air Walk is a community event intended to raise funds and awareness for the American Lung Association.
Generally, our events are 3.1 miles (five kilometers) in length and some people walk the distance and others run.
There are usually shorter walk options on event day for those who are unable to complete such a distance.
Walks are being held nationwide in an effort to bring attention to this devastating chronic disease. We know a lot about lung disease, but there is so much we don't know. Your participation will raise the funds necessary to provide life saving education, research and advocacy so we can beat lung disease and soon find a cure.
What time should I be there?
Registration starts at 8:30. It is suggested that you try to arrive as close to that time as possible. There will be many things to participate in once registered and we want you to be able to enjoy everything. We will also set aside an area where teams can meet and set up tents. (No tents poles can be placed in the ground. All tents must be weighted down with weights or sandbags. The city will not allow any vehicles on the park grounds or allow any holes in the ground.)
Where should I park?
Parking is available at the Parking deck under Public Square Park. We have arranged for parking to only be $3.00 the morning of the Walk. There is also street parking in the area and at several other decks nearby. Signs directing you to the parking deck under the event site will be located at the entrance on James Robertson Parkway.
What is a team captain?
Being a team captain is easy.
Captains gather together a few friends or family members and encourage them to participate in the event together.
Each team captain helps to coordinate the online registration of these friends, as well as setting a goal for the team overall.
Team Captains should encourage their participants to personalize their fundraising pages, send e-mails to other friends and family, hit their overall goals, show up to the event and have a great time.
Some team captains organize gatherings before or after the walk for their team members, but this is not required.
Sometimes the team captain serves as a representative at the annual event kickoff luncheon.
In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our team captains.
How far is the walk?
There will be two Walk routes, a traditional 5K and a shorter Fun Walk.
What do I bring with me on the day of the event?
Please bring any fundraising dollars you have collected and not yet turned in.
Please bring a roster of your team members if you are the captain as well as how much each person raised if not already online.
You may wish to bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen depending on the conditions for the day, but most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and lots of energy!
Are pets allowed?
Dogs are allowed if they are well behaved and crowd friendly.