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 Saturday, March 19, 2011 - U.S. Bank Center 

 US Bank Center
 

Join the hundreds of individuals and teams who will climb their way to the top of the U.S. Bank Center for a great cause, lung health.  This is more than your same-old 5k.  This event is a vertical race to climb 47 floors.  That's 1,034 steps!

Whether climbing for a winning time or simply to cross the finish line, this event is a great way to challenge yourself physically.  We guarantee that all finishers will have a newfound respect for healthy lungs!

View the video and photos of the 2010 Fight for Air Climb!  

You can get involved by:

    • Registering as a Team Captain
    • Joining an existing Team as a new participant
    • Signing up as an individual participant
    • Sponsoring the event
    • Joining the event planning committee
    • Making a contribution to support a participant

Fight for Air Climb - One Breathtaking Event
Participate as an individual or create a team to climb the U.S. Bank Center. That's 47 floors and 1,034 steps! Walk, run or sprint the vertical climb.

Climb Categories
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 - 8am. 

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.
 

Fire Department 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 Department Challenge - Teams of 5 or more policemen will compete for the title of the fastest Police Department.
 

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.

Registration and Fundraising
Individual Climbers and Teams 
Registration Fee - $15 Early Bird l $25 after January 7, 2011  
  
Half Challenge Climbers 
Registration Fee - $15 Early Bird l $25 after January 7, 2011  
 

     
Ultimate Challenge Climbers   
Registration Fee - $40 Early Bird l $50 after January 7, 2011 
   
No matter if you are doing the Half Climb, the Ultimate Climb or climbing on a team, each person must raise the $100 fundraising minimum requirement.    
   
Fee and Donation    

The registration fee is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable.  Climbers have until event day to meet their required minimum fundraising requirement.  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.   
    
Collecting Pledges and Fundraising   
Our online fundraising tools make fundraising quick and simple.  You can personalize your webpage with a photo and text about what motivates you to join the Fight for Air.  Send emails to friends and family asking for support and to receive online credit card pledges.  Any offline donations (cash and checks) that are collected can be mailed to:  
    
American Lung Association   
Fight for Air Climb   
13100 West Lisbon, Suite 700   
Brookfield, WI 53005    
   
Ticket to Climb    
Raise more than $1000 and be eligible to climb for FREE at any other Upper Midwest Region stairclimb events in 2011!   
    
This includes the following stairclimb cities:   
    
Indianapolis, IN - March 12, 2011  
Oak Brook Terrace, IL - February 13, 2011   
Springfield, IL - February 19, 2011   
Minneapolis, MN - February 26, 2011 
Chicago, IL - March 27, 2011 
Des Moines, IA - March 27, 2011 
   
  
 Ticket to Climb   
   
    
   
    
   
     

  

  

 

 

Climb Boot Camps    
Watch for more information on Climb Boot Camp!    

Event Day Information
Start Times: Participants will receive their start times prior to the event via email. Start times will also be posted online 24 hours prior to the event. Start times will begin at 7:00 am and the doors will open at 6:00 am. Participants should arrive 45 minutes prior to their start time. Start times will be assigned in waves. Teams will be assigned the same wave. Climbers will climb individually on 10 second intervals in their wave time.

Packet Pick-up: Check back for packet pick-up dates and locations. Timing chips will be picked up before climbing on event day. All participants will receive a technical tee, goody bag & bib.

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 throughtout 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. 

Awards
Individual Awards: Awards will be given to the top three finishers for men and women in each category. All participants will be divided into the following age groups:
13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ 
 

Firefighter Challenge: Fastest Firefighter Team will receive a traveling trophy.

Safety & Climber Etiquette
To ensure the safety of all climbers and to allow for the best experience, please pass slower climbers on the wall without the rail and let them know you are coming from behind to pass. You should always climb on the rail side. Emergency teams will be located on the top floor and on the Galleria Level in case you need assistance. Volunteers will be available at the water stations to notify them if you are in need of help. 

 

 

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