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Event Information


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Join the Fight for Air Climb!  Individuals and teams climb all 47 floors of the US Bank building, downtown - totaling 1,034 steps!  More than a run, more than a walk, the Fight for Air Climb is a unique event with an exciting challenge for anyone.

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:

Registration and Fundraising

Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $25
Minimum Fundraising Requirement: $100

Individual Climbers, Half Climbers and Teams
Registration Fee - $15 Early Bird l $25 after January 11, 2013
Day-of Registration - $35

Ultimate Challenge Climbers  
Registration Fee - $40 Early Bird l $50 after January 11, 2013
Day-of Registration - $60

Climbers have until event day to meet their minimum fundraising requirement of $100 per person.  Climbers who have not met their fundraising requirement on event day will need to pay the outstanding amount in order to participate in the climb. Pledges made to the American Lung Association on behalf of climbers who cancel or do not participate in the Climb are non-refundable.

Online registration will end at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE. To register after the close of online registration, please contact the office at events@lungwi.org or 262.703.4200.

Collecting Pledges and Fundraising
Our online fundraising tools make fundraising quick and simple. For fundraising assistance, please contact the office at events@lungwi.org or 262.703.4200. We can help you personalize your webpage, draft fundraising letter and create afundraising plan designed for you!

Credit card donations can be made directly to your fundraising website. Any offline donations (cash and checks) that are collected can be mailed to:

American Lung Association in Wisconsin
Attn: Fight for Air Climb
13100 West Lisbon Road, Suite 700
Brookfield, WI 53005

Climb Categories

Participate in one of the following categories:
 
Climber - Climb 47 floors of the U.S. Bank Center by running, walking or doing a combination of the two.
               -Climb as an Individual
               -Climb in the Corporate Team Challenge*
               -Climb in the Family and Friends Challenge*

*Corporate Team Challenge - Teams of five or more will compete for the title of Fastest Corporate Team.  The top three Corporate Teams will be awarded.  Fuel the fun and competition in your work place by creating multiple teams.

*Family and Friends - Invite your family and friends to step up to the challenge with you and build a team of 5 or more people.

Half Climb Challenge - Worried about making it to the top?  Then the Half Climb is for you!

Ultimate Climb Challenge - Climb the stairwell as many times as you can between the hours of 7 - 8 a.m. There are 47 floors (94 flights, 1,034 steps).

Anthem's Firefighter Challenge - Teams of five firefighters will compete for the title of the Fastest Fire Department.  Firefighters climb in full gear (mask, boots, tank, etc.) excluding their ax.  Firefighters can also climb the Individual Firefighter Challenge for the title of the Fastest Firefighter.  Police Departments, SWAT teams and other First Responders (in full gear) may also participate in Anthem's Firefighter Challenge.

Fight for Air Climb Stairwell Signs

Honor a loved one affected by lung disease.
Remember a loved one who lost their battle with lung disease.
Support a loved one who is participating in the Climb. 

   FFAC Stairwell Sign  

Signs will be placed in the stairwell for all climbers to see as they climb to the top. After the event, we will mail you a commemorative sign.

Cost: $15 donation

To place your order, contact the American Lung Association at 262.703.4200 or events@lungwi.org.

Signs may also be ordered during the registration process.

Event Day Information

March 23, 2013
 
Start Times - Participants will receive their start times prior to the event via email. They will also be posted online 24 hours prior to the event. Start times will be assigned in waves. Teams will be assigned the same wave. Waves will start at 7 a.m. for Ultimate Climbers and 8:30 a.m. for Individual Climbers and Teams.  Participants should arrive 45 minutes prior to their start time. Climbers will climb individually on 3-5 second intervals in their wave time.

Packet Pick-up

Thursday, March 21, 2013 (NEW DATES & TIMES)

4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – American Lung Association
                            13100 West Lisbon Road, Suite 700
                            Brookfield, WI 53005

Friday, March 22, 2013

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – US Bank
                              777 East Wisconsin Avenue
                              Milwaukee, WI 53202

*Packet pick-up is not mandatory, but recommended! You may also pick up your packet on event day before you climb.  Each person must be present to pick up packet. Your minimum fundraising is due when you pick up your packet.

All participants will receive a technical tee and bib.  Eligible participants will receive an Alumni Pin or 5-Year Alumni Pin!  Timing chips will be given out on event day.

 Alumni Pin                                   5 Year Alumni Pin

Beat Your Time - After you make it to the top of the U.S. Bank Center, make sure to stop at the Beat Your Time table to see if your climb time has improved from previous years.  If it has you will receive an official "I Beat My Time" ribbon to attach to your medal!  Don't forget to visit the onsite engraver located in the Lakeview Market!  For $10 you can get your climb time engraved on the back of your Fight for Air Climb medal!

Gear Check - Gear Check will be available to all participants on the day of the event. Please leave any valuable items at home, as we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items at the event.

Water Stations - Water stations are located throughout the stairwells, at the top of the building and in the refreshment area.  Water bottles are not allowed in the stairwells, as it is a safety hazard.

Ticket to Climb

   Ticket to Climb  

Raise more than $1,000 and be eligible to climb for FREE at any of the other Upper Midwest Region stairclimb events in 2012. No registration fee or additional fundraising required.

This includes the following stairclimb events:

Kickoff

Great turnout on Janaury 22, 2013 at Trinity Three Irish Pub!  Thanks for all who came!  Cant wait until next year! 

Boot Camp

Whether the Fight for Air Climb on March 23, 2013 at the U.S. Bank Building is your first stairclimb or you’re climbing again to set a new personal record, Fight for Air Boot Camp will help you reach your goals.

During Boot Camp, NX Level will provide an instructor led workout. Whether you are a Weekend Warrior or a First Time Climber, NX Level will provide a wide variety of training platforms that will best fit your needs.  Our Certified Kettlebell and Strength and Conditioning trainers are here to convert everyone’s weakness into their strengths.

Fight for Air Boot Camps will be held on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m and is based on fundraising.

Click HERE for more information on Boot Camp!

VIP Tour

Raise $500 and we will invite you to the US Bank Center weeks before the climb to learn the ins and outs of the climbing route.

Join the American Lung Association’s very own Fight for Air Climb Committee Member and Ultimate Climber Randy Hoth!
                                                                                                                               
Thursday, March 7th at 5:30PM
US Bank Center – 777 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee (meet in the Galleria Conference Room – near security desk)
RSVP to Megan Cordova at megan.cordova@lungwi.org or 262-703-4842

See the start line and learn the secrets of the first five flights
See the stairwell where you will climb learn the ins and outs of the route
Enjoy complementary appetizers, beverages and ask any questions you may have about climbing on March 23rd!!!

Awards Celebration

Check back for more information about our Awards Celebration!

Click here for the awards that will be given out this year!

Safety Procedures and Climber Etiquette

Please abide by the following: 

Safety: Trained medical personnel will be located in the stairwell and at the top of the building.

Emergency Procedures: In the event that an emergency is reported in the building, you will be instructed what to do over the P.A. sound system. Please wait for instructions, do not panic.

Water Stations: Water stations are located throughout the stairwells, at the top of the building and in the refreshment area.

Passing: Always announce your presence and your intent to pass the slower climber. Climb on the rail side of the stairwell. Pass on the left side.

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