* Schedule subject to change
It is suggested that climbers arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to their scheduled start time to check- in, retrieve your bib and timing chip, and stretch.
Early Registration: The Registration Fee for ALL climb types, except the vertical mile, is $25 through December 31, 2016. In addition, all participants must fundraise a minimum of $100 to participate for a total of $125.
Late Registration: The Registration Fee for ALL climb types, except the vertical mile, is $35 from January 1 to February 12, 2017. In addition, all participants must fundraise a minimum of $100 to participate for a total of $135. On-line registration closes at noon on Monday, February 6th. Walk-ins will be accepted on the morning of the event.
Vertical Mile Registration: The Registration Fee for the VERTICAL MILE is $75 for all dates and has a fundraising minimum of $500 for a total of $575. All Vertical Mile climbers must contact ALA prior to registering.
NOTE FOR ALL TEAM CAPTAINS: When registering please make sure you select your team division type as well as entering your company name. Team Captains will choose the climb option for the whole team. If you have a team composed of both Competitive, Climb At Your Own Pace, Vertical Mile and/or Firefighter Challenge please note that you will not be climbing together.
All Climber Start Times will be posted on the Fight For Air Climb website no later than Friday, February 10th. On the day of the climb we recommend you arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your start time for check-in. Check back here for official start times.
All Climbers are given start times, based on their funds raised in 2016 (Super Steppers & Summit Club Teams) and race selection. Start times are used to avoid congestion in the stairs and starting lines. All participants receive an official Fight for Air Climb medal when they cross the finish line and an official participant t-shirt (with the minimum $100 fundraising requirement). After the climb, you can take your medal and brag to your friends. You earned it!
Packet Pick-Up is optional as all packets will be available on Climb Day. Climb Day Packets will be available for pick up during the sessions listed below. Please make a note as packets will not be mailed this year. Packets will include race bib, timing chip and T-shirt.
Only Climbers who have met or exceeded their $100 fundraising minimum qualify for Packet Pick-Up.
Climbers who have not reached their $100 fundraising minimum must turn in the remainder of their donations on climb day at the registration table. Climb Day Packets will be available to those climbers at that time.
Packets will not be mailed.
As a registered participant, you're responsible for raising a minimum of $100 to be eligible to climb. This is easier than you think! It’s as simple as asking 10 friends for $10. You can also utilize your personal fundraising page, which allows you to fundraise via email with the click of a "Send" button!
Our online fundraising tools make fundraising quick and simple. For fundraising assistance, please contact us at 513-985-3990. We can help you personalize your webpage, draft a fundraising letter and create a fundraising plan designed for you!
Credit card donations can be made directly to your fundraising website. Any offline donations (cash and checks) that are collected can be mailed to:
Climb the Carew
c/o American Lung Association in Ohio
4050 Executive Park Drive #402
Cincinnati, OH 45241
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 and mail to the address shown above.
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.
Awards will be given to Climbers and Team in several categories. For more award details please visit the VIP/Top Fundraiser page.
You can get involved by:
This event could not happen without our amazing volunteers who join together to help make it so successful. We need help with working registration, monitoring stairwells, handing out water, awarding medals and much more.
To register as a volunteer, please follow the link above under "Register".
411 Vine St
Cincinnati OH 45202
All Climbers start times will be posted on the Fight For Air Climb website no later than Friday, February 10th. On the day of the Climb we recommend you arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your start time for check-in. Check back here for official start times.
All Climbers are given start times, based on their funds raised in 2016 (Super Steppers & Summit Club Teams) and race selection. Start times are used to avoid congestion in the stairs and starting lines. All participants receive an official Fight For Air Climb medal when they cross the finish line and an official participant t-shirt (with the minimum $100 fundraising requirement.) After the climb, you can take your medal and brag to your friends. You earned it!
Please bring any fundraising dollars you have collected and not yet turned in. A list of specific Day of Event information will be sent to each participant via email the week of the event and additional information can be found on the Cincinnati Specific Climber FAQs. Most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and lots of energy!
You may only bring inhalers, iPods, cell phones, MP3 players into the stairwell with you. There will be water stations in the stairwells. Due to building regulations, we do not allow participants to carry children while they climb in the stairwells.
Safety: Trained medical personnel will be located in the Main Lobby and on Floors 21, 39 and 45.
Water Stations: Water stations are located in the Main Lobby and on Floors 10, 18, 21, 30, 36, 39, 42 and 45. Water bottles are not allowed in the stairwells, as it is a safety hazard.
Passing: Always announce your presence and your intent to pass the slower climber. Climb on the rail side of the stairwell. Pass on the left side.
Children: Please note that all climbers must be at least eight years old by event day in order to participate. Any climber under the age of 18 must climb with an adult, and must not be left alone under any circumstances. For adults who climb at a faster pace, please note that your child may not be left unattended while you climb. Please make arrangements accordingly. For your safety, and that of your child, child toting is not allowed.