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Race Review: Minneapolis Fight For Air Climb

Posted on 05 December 2011

On February 25, 2012, Participants, individuals or teams, will climb 660 stairs to fight lung disease. 

Maura Studer is the Climb Director, this will be her 3rd Climb. All climbers are timed using state-of-the-art chip timing technology to ensure accurate results, but you don’t need to be a star athlete to participate. The average climb time is under 15 minutes, and all ages and abilities are welcome. Climbing to the top is only the start; you are making a difference and fighting lung disease!

Participants will receive their start times prior to the event via email. Start times will also be posted online 48 hours prior to the event. Start times for the Ultimate Climb will begin at 7:00am and the doors will open at 6:30am. The 30 Floor Climb start times will begin at 8:00am. Participants should arrive 30 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 10-15 second intervals in their wave time.

After you finish your climb, you’re welcome to relax and enjoy breakfast and refreshments at the After Party Celebration. Families can also join the celebration after the Climb. They are not allowed to watch in the stairwells.

Emergency teams will be located at the bottom and top in case you need assistance. Volunteer will be available at the water stations to notify them if you need help.

Individual Climbers: 30 Floor Climb- Registration Fee: $15 Early Bird / $25 after January 6, 2012; Minimum Fundraising/Donation: $100

Ultimate Climb- Registration Fee: $30 Early Bird / $40 after January 6, 2012; Minimum Fundraising/Donation: $100

Firefighters- Registration Fee: $15 Early Bird / $25 after January 6, 2012; Minimum Fundraising/Donation: $100

Teams – Each Climber is responsible for his/her own individual Registration Fee and Fundraising Minimum

Fee and Donation Details: The Registration Fee is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable . Climbers have until event day to meet their Minimum Fundraising of $100. 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 or link to your Facebook page asking for support and to receive online credit card pledges. Any offline donations (cash and checks) that are collected can be mailed to:

Fight For Air Climb-Accenture Tower
American Lung Association in Minnesota
490 Concordia Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103

There is a 6 week bootcamp and fitness guide on our website.

For more information, contact Tiffany Sonnek – Special Events Coordinator at tiffany.sonnek@lungmn.org

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