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Event Details

General Information

FFA Climb Boise Building

How does the start work?

All team members will be grouped together with a similar start time to be announced the week of the event). We will stagger individual starts in 12 second increments. Elite climbers are scheduled to start the event prior to friends and family climbers as they will be more likely to pass fellow participants. First Responders will go last to avoid passing others in full gear.

There are five categories to choose from:

Climber: This group will make up the majority of our participants. This is for those who want to have fun and enjoy their climb for a good cause. All participants will be given a timing chip to attach to their shoe.

Elite Climber: If you're a competitive stairclimber or you are an athlete who likes to compete, this is your category. Elite category climbers will start in the first wave of the event, beginning at 9AM.

Fireman: This is for Firefighters that will participate in full gear. If you enter using this registration, you will be given specific start time toward the end of the event. If your team would like to go without gear, it is suggested that you and your team members choose the Climb or Elite options.

Other First Responder: This is for Police, Military or ETM's that will participate in full gear. If you enter with this registration, you will be given specific start time toward the end of the event. If your team would like to go without gear, it is suggested that you and your team members choose the Climb or Elite options.

Virtual Climber: This is for those who want to raise awareness and funds, but cannot attend. They can even join a team!

How many floors are there to climb?

The basic Climb route is 32 floors (16 floors per "lap"). You can do as little as one lap (16 floors) but must complete at least 32 floors to be eligible for a speed award. Route options eligible for awards are: one full circuit for 32 floors, twice for 64 floors, three times for 96 floors, or four times for a total of 128 floors!

Event Date

March 4, 2017

Registration fees:

By December 31, 2016: $25.00 (plus $100.00 fundraising minimum)

January 1 through Febuary 23rd: $35.00 (plus $100.00 fundraising minimum)

Boise 2016 Rounded

Last Day to Register On-line: March 3, 2017 by noon (only Day of Registration is available after this time)

Day of Event (at climb location): $45.00 (Plus a minimum of $100 in fundraising)

Event Day Schedule

Registration and Check-in Time: 8:30 am
       (8:00 am for Elite Climbers)

Pre-registered climbers should arrive 45 minutes prior to their scheduled start time (your start time will be emailed to you) to check- in, retrieve your bib and timing chip, and stretch. Volunteers should arrive at the building promptly at 7:15 am unless informed otherwise

Climb Starting Time: 9:00 am
       (8:00 am for Elite Climbers)

On the day of the event, climbers may come to the US Bank as early as 8 am. Individual climb start times will be announced the week before the event - we anticipate that all climbers will have started by 10:15 AM.

Prize Fundraising Deadline: Approximately 3 weeks following event date

Climb Results:

All participants who reach the required fundraising of $100 will receive a complimentary t-shirt.

Parking and Driving Directions


US Bank Plaza
101 S Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702

Click here for directions to the event.

Mass Transit

For schedules and route maps for downtown Boise visit


FFA Climb Boise Bank TowerParticipants of the Fight For Air Climb may park in downtown Boise (street parking is free on weekends) or in any of the nearby downtown self-pay parking lots such as Capitol Terrace Garage or at Eastman Garage. Please be aware that the Capitol City Market will be open that Saturday, so plan to give yourself enough time to find parking within walkable distance to US Bank Plaza.


  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for males and for females in each of the four circuit options.

This is a FUNdraiser with a registration fee (see below for more details). The minimum fundraising of $100 and the registration fee are for individuals, not teams. Each person on your team is responsible for reaching their own fundraising goal. Our goal is minimal but you can set your personal goal at any dollar amount above $100 that you would like and if you do, exclusive gifts could await you. The sky is the limit!

Once you register you will be able to download materials that contain helpful tips on fundraising. We encourage you to fundraise the $100 minimum toward the cause instead of donating the full amount yourself. This is easier than you think! It is as easy as asking 10 friends for $10. Coaching packets and trainings are available. Please contact our Idaho office for more details at (208) 789-1443 or email Nellie Schroder at

Please note: if you register on or after Febuary 18, we cannot guarantee that we will have an event t-shirt available for you on the day of the event. If you fulfill your fundraising minimum and there is no shirt available for you, we will order a shirt for you and get it to you following the event.

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The American Lung Association® is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization. Please make checks payable to the American Lung Association.

Climbers who receive over $600 worth of incentives will be issued a 1099-MISC form as required by federal law. The recipients will be required to fill out a W-9 form and then to mail a copy of the form to:

The American Lung Association
822 John Street
Seattle, WA 98109


e-mail the form to

Incentives may be held until a completed W-9 form is received.

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