This page contains information on the various recognition-related designations available to participants - Climb Ambassadors, Super Steppers, Summit Club, Mission First Club and a list of the Awards to be given in 2017 for for climb times, fundraising, team spirit and more.
The Climb Ambassador Program has been created to inspire and spread the word about Fight For Air Climbs by our most loyal climbers!
The Fight For Air Climb would be nothing without the tremendous support of those who are truly committed to the fight for air. This program allows those who are dedicated to building the climb to be rewarded with special climb gear, first dibs to be a part of our events, discounts and more. It is our ultimate “THANK YOU” and climb community builder!
Climb Ambassadors are a select group that have been handpicked to represent the Climb in our community. Ambassadors earn their memberships by working events to promote the climb, participating in other races as part of the “Powered by Lungs” race team, hosting events, giving feedback and promoting the climb within the community.
To learn more about the Climb Ambassador Program and to apply to be a climb ambassador click here.
EACH CLIMBER WHO RAISES $500 FOR THE 2017 CLIMB WILL JOIN THE SUPER STEPPERS CLUB FOR 2018.
Super Steppers will receive the coveted bib numbers starting from 001 for the highest fundraiser and other benefits. Below is a list of our Super Steppers from 2016 that will have VIP status for 2017. The top four are listed below. Click HERE to see the full list.
TOP 2016 FUNDRAISERS
This prestigious club is the most coveted and reserved only for teams raising over $5000 in the previous year's event. These teams will receive low bib numbers and other benefits. Below is a list of Summit Club teams from 2016 that will have VIP status for 2017. Click HERE to see the full list.
TOP 2016 FUNDRAISING TEAMS
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MEMBERS OF THE MISSION FIRST CLUB.
Each year after fundraising events like the stair climb and walk, your local ALA spends thousands of dollars on "benefits to donors" or prize incentives. These incentives are the gift certificates and other prizes that climbers and walkers earn while raising money in support of the ALA's local service programs and important medical research. Many thanks to these generous climbers and walkers who donated their prize incentive back to the ALA. They are the members of the ALA Mission First Club and have truly put the mission first!
How do I join? During registration you will be asked a series of questions before your registration is finalized. Select YES to join the Mission First Club when prompted. Already registered? Contact you climb manger to see if you are already a member or would like to join.
What do I get as a member of the Mission First Club? As a member of the Mission First Club, you will be recognized on our website for graciously donating your prize back to the American Lung Association. You will also receive special recognition before, during and after next year's climb. We could send you a T-shirt or some other prize, but that would defeat the purpose of recognizing the importance you place on putting the mission first, right?
The Fight For Air Climb is all about the challenge. Climbers and teams challenge themselves to reach the top, raise money, beat the clock, and be the best. While raising money to fight lung disease is our top priority, we know all of our climbers and teams work hard to meet whatever challenge they set for themselves.
Select Awards will be awarded the day of the climb during the post climb celebration in the Climb Expo and Celebration. Additional awards will be handed out at Awards VIP Party (date TBD). Award recipients will receive an invitation in the mail with details.
All participants will be divided into the following age groups for award purposes:
11&Under, 12-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Awards will be given to Climbers in each of the following categories: (1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall awards are based on any timed full climb race option)
Firefighter Specific Awards:
For Firefighter Award details please visit the First Responders page.
Need ideas on how to get started with your fundraising? Visit our Fundraising Tips page for more information and contact your local event manager Jessie Jimenez-Schlicht to help determine a fundraising plan right for you.