This Sunday: Firefighters Kickoff Climb at Comerica Park at 8AM

Climb first, instead of last at Lung Association’s event to help end lung disease

Firefighters will be among the first participants to take the stairs at the American Lung Association in Michigan’s Fight For Air Climb at Comerica Park this Sunday, May 1st. The annual event raises awareness and funding to help end lung disease through research, education and advocacy.

WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 8:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. **Gates open to climbers at 8:00 a.m. but media can enter the gates at 6:30 a.m.

WHAT: Thousands of Michiganders residents will take the stairs at Comerica Park. Participants will have several options to choose from.  

  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m: First Responders and Firefighters will weave up and down the 300 and 200 upper level for an estimated total of 2,123 stairs (about three quarters of a mile).
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Ultimate Climbers (new this year) will race the clock and will be challenged to see how many laps of the 300 Level they can complete in just one hour. 
  • 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Elite Stadium Climbers & Stadium Climbers will weave up and down the Lower Bowl for more than 1,000 stairs (about half of a mile).

WHY: Funds raised at the Fight For Air Climb will support the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, and will contribute toward its COVID-19 Action Initiative, a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. 

WHO: Thousands of climbers of all fitness levels, families and corporate teams from across Michigan and the region.

WHERE: Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

For more information, and to register, visit

SAFETY: As the trusted champion of lung health, the Lung Association closely follows CDC guidance related to COVID-19. The organization’s COVID-19 safety protocols may shift in response to updated COVID-19 local conditions and local ordinances. Everyone is encouraged to check the Fight For Air Climb website leading up to the event. 

For more information, contact:

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

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