Iconic Fight For Air Climb Returns to Great American Ballpark

Registration opens for 17th annual stair climb

Today, the American Lung Association in Ohio announced that Great American Ballpark will again be the home of the iconic Fight For Air Climb event on May 22.  

“Our participants last year loved the experience of climbing the stairs at Great American Ballpark. So we’re excited to open registration for the event and grateful to be back at the Ballpark,” said Laura Metzler, executive director of the Lung Association. “In addition, to providing a fun event for people at all athletic levels, and a great view of downtown Cincinnati at the top, we are adding a much challenging option for those that want to test their fitness even more.”

The Lung Association officially opened registration for the event, which features a new climb option, called the “Power Hour Challenge.” This new option allows participants to climb the stadium stairs as many times as possible in one hour.

The 17th annual Fight For Air Climb in Cincinnati has participation options for individuals, families, groups of friends, and corporate teams, including a special category for EMTs, first responders and firefighters:

  • Stadium Climbers: Climb the lower bowl of Great American Ballpark, totaling 843 stairs (almost one mile) which includes access to the warning track. 
    • $35 registration and $100 minimum fundraising.
  • Power Hour Climbers: Climb around the stadium as many times as possible in one hour. During this challenge, climbers run the entire warning track. 
    • $50 registration and $250 fundraising minimum. 
  • Firefighters and First Responders: Climb the upper level bowl for an approximate 1,200 stairs total.
    • $35 registration and $100 minimum fundraising.
  • Climb Your Way: A virtual option for those who can’t make it to the physical event.
    • Free registration and will receive medal and t-shirt once $100 fundraising is reached.

Money raised at the Fight For Air Climb will fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. 

For more information, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Cincinnati.

For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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