Step Up to the Challenge

Fight For Air Climb. Step Up to the Challenge!

April 22, 2017 |

Bank of America Plaza | Atlanta, GA

Fight For Air Climb - Atlanta


By joining the Fight For Air Climb Atlanta, you are helping make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support research, patient education and advocacy efforts of the American Lung Association while training to climb 55 floors - over 1300 steps at Bank of America Plaza Atlanta.

Online registration is now closed.  Race day registration is available for $35 plus the $100 minimum fundraising.


Parking and Driving Directions

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS: due to lane closures on 85 and I-20 we HIGHLY encourage taking MARTA Saturday morning. The North Ave., MARTA station on the red and gold rail lines exit directly across the street from Bank of America Plaza Atlanta.

Click here for map and walking directions from parking to the event area.

Free parking is available in the BoAP parking garage.  Enter garage from West Peachtree Street.

The one and only dance lovin, beard sportin, photo bombin, 50 mile runnin, hug givin DJ - Mr Inspiration himself will be inspiring you all the way to the top!

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7:00 am Registration Opens

8:30 Non-Firefighter Climb

9:30 Firefighter Rapid Dress Drill - Firefighters who want to participate in the Rapid Dress Drill must meet $100 minimum fundraising requirement

10:30 Firefighter Start Time

Contact us as we are here to help answer any questions you may have.


CHECK IN AND REGISTRATION:  Registration and event day activities are in the plaza off Peachtree Street.  Every participant is required to sign a waiver on event day.  To help expedite the registration process download waiver here.  If you have money to turn in please go to the Cashier/Race Day Registration table before you check in to receive your bib.

CHAMPIONS CLUB CHECK IN:  Participants who raise $500 or more will check in at the Designated Champions Club Area inside the BoAP lobby (exit elevator lobby left towards Starbucks – Champions Area will be to the left of Starbucks).  You DO NOT need to go to the registration area.

FUNDRAISING REMINDER:  Participants are required to meet the $100 fundraising minimum by the day of the climb in order to participate.  Donations can be made here online or brought with you to the Climb.

START TIMES: Top 3 Fundraisers and Champions Club members in each category will line up at the designated Champions Club starting line. We ask that participants arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow for check-in, gear check, etc. Climbers will climb individually in 10 second intervals. Firefighters will climb in 15 to 20 second intervals. **Special Note: Champions Club membership is based on individual fundraising of $500 or more. Members may choose to start in the Champions Club line or with team.


8:30 AM     Top 3 Fundraisers and Champions Club  

8:45 AM     All Climbers

**Recruits currently employed full time by department and enrolled in certified fire recruit training who are not climbing in bunker gear will line up after climber division.


10:30 AM     Top 3 Fundraisers and Champions Club (times may vary depending on non-firefighter finish)

10:45 AM     All Firefighters 

Firefighters must be registered by 9:30 am.

More day of event details here.

  • Our Progress
  • Our Goal $320,000.00
  • Together, We've Raised

Top Teams

    1. Gwinnett Fire Jakes - $17,081.50
    2. Breathe EZ-Piedmont Healthcare - $16,846.00
    3. EMORY Pulmonary Iron Lungs - $14,269.00
    4. JoAnna Ward Fitness, Inc. - $9,406.43
    5. Scare Climbers - $8,079.00
    6. The Refreshments - $7,095.22
    7. Fayette FIRE - $6,350.00
    8. Schrobie's Squad - $5,696.00
    9. Hall County Fire - $4,689.00
    10. CDC Goal Getters - $3,846.00


    Top Participants

      1. Milestone Personal Gift Srihari Veeraraghavan - $7,750.00
      2. Milestone Personal Gift Gerald Staton - $6,196.00
      3. Milestone Personal Gift Luis Aguilar - $5,452.00
      4. Milestone JoAnna Ward - $3,307.00
      5. Milestone Personal Gift Jennifer Cobb - $3,226.00
      6. Milestone Personal Gift Jane Gaboury - $2,746.00
      7. Milestone Douglas Kerns - $2,551.00
      8. Milestone Personal Gift Jessica Leonard - $2,056.00
      9. Milestone Personal Gift Bobby Ogletree - $1,857.00
      10. Milestone Personal Gift Karen McClelland - $1,746.00


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