Fight for Air Climbs are the American Lung Association’s most unique fundraisers. Climbs take place in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve walking, running or racing up hundreds of
Fight for Air Climbs are the American Lung Association’s most unique fundraisers. Climbs take place in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve walking, running or racing up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a “vertical road race”, teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, or as a great way to be active and meet new friends. 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 lifesaving education, research and advocacy so we can beat lung disease and soon find a cure.
One breath and one stair at a time, on February 21, 2016 the American Lung Association in Colorado and an anticipated 1,800 Coloradans will climb Republic Plaza, the tallest building in the Rocky Mountain West, to take steps in our fight to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. This year’s goal is to raise $418,000 for the programs and services of ALAC. Climbers will take off in 8-second intervals and climb 56 floors and 1,098 steps to reach the stunning views of Denver’s skyline. Upon completing the climb individuals will take the elevator back to the lobby for food, fun and interactive booths. Participants can climb as a team or as an individual, although everyone completes the full climb and must meet the $100 fundraising minimum. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories including fastest climbers, highest fundraisers, and best costume.
The Ultimate Climb is back this year! Register as an Ultimate Climber and you will have the opportunity to climb the building as many times as you are able in one hour! For an even great challenge, register as an Ultimate PLUS and in addition to climbing the building for an hour, you will still be able to climb it as a regular timed participant.
To learn more or register, please visit www.fightforairclimb.org.
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370 17th Street, Denver
American Lung Association