FAQ

What is the Fight For Air Corporate Cup?

The Fight For Air Corporate Cup is the signature fundraising event of the American Lung Association in Nebraska. This one-of-a-kind run/walk is one of the oldest running events in Omaha. Beginner or seasoned runner, this event is a great way to challenge yourself physically while raising money to help people affected by forms of lung disease. We guarantee finishers will have a newfound respect for healthy lungs!

When is the 2017 Fight For Air Corporate Cup?

The 2017 Fight For Air Corporate Cup will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017.

When can I register for the Fight For Air Corporate Cup?

Registration is now open!

How do I sign up?

You can register online by choosing the Register option above on the toolbar and specifying your participation type (Corporate, Community or Individual). 
Cup registration button 

What is a Corporate or Commuinty Team?

A team consists of a captain and a minimum of four additional team members. A team may have more than one captain, which is a great way to share responsibilities.

Corporate teams are classified as Division A (1-99 employees), Division AA (100-499 employees), Division AAA (500+ employees).  Community teams are classified as church groups, non-profits etc. Monies raised by individuals on a team combine to make that team’s fundraising total.

Does forming a team cost more?

No. When you register as a team, you pay a “Team Fee” to the American Lung Association. Because of this one-time annual fee, your team member’s registration fees are reduced. Team fees are based on your team’s division. This fee is a one-time annual donation paid at the time of registration by your company. 

Team fees are based on your team's division. This fee is a one-time donation paid at the time of registration by your company.

  • Division A (1-99 Employees) - $250
  • Division AA (100-499 Employees) - $500
  • Division AAA (500+ Employees) - $750
  • Community Team (Church groups, non-profits) - $100

There is also a registration fee for all team participants. The earlier you register, the more money you save!

How much is the registration fee?

FY18 NE Cup Reg Fees

Use Early bird code: Earlybird2017 to recieve $5 off registration.  Ends March 31, 2017.

Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?

No, there is not a minimum fundraising requirement to participate in the Fight For Air Corporate Cup.

However, for a $33 self-pledge, you will receive a branded corporate cup coffee mug at packet pick up!

FY18 NE Cup Coffee Mug

If you fundraise $100 on or before event day, you will receive a corporate cup tech-tee at packet pick up!

FY18 NE Cup Event T-Shirt

Can I register the day of the Corporate Cup?

We will NOT be offering race day registration.  We will offer registration online up until September 7th!  

Where can I send my donations?

Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association in Nebraska office:

American Lung Association in Nebraska
Attn: Fight For Air Corporate Cup
8990 West Dodge  l  Suite 226
Omaha, NE 68114

Please make sure to attach a note stating where the donation should be placed or include your name and/or your team name in the memo line of every. We want to ensure to credit you accurately!

How do my donations help?

With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in Nebraska saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever. $.87 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.

Donations Help Pie Chart

What is a matching gift?

Many companies offer matching gift programs in which the company will match an employee's contribution to the charitable organization. During the donation process you'll have the opportunity to search for participating companies. Some companies without a formal program may still match your gift, if you ask your Personnel or Human Resources Department.

How do I train for the Fight For Air Corporate Cup?

The Fight For Air Corporate Cup is a great way to challenge yourself physically. Whether the Corporate Cup is your first race or you’re racing again to beat your time, we want to help you reach your goals. We have partnered up with Allison Kerr, Level 1 USAT Coach to ensure you have all the tools you need.  Find the official 12 Week Corporate Cup 10K Training Plan here.  To race successfully, the American Lung Association strongly urges all participants to train before embarking on the race.  

How can I honor a loved one affected by lung disease?

Corporate Cup Mission MarkersFight For Air Corporate Cup Mission Marker can be purchased to honor a loved one affected by lung disease. At the event, pick up your copy of your commemorative sign at the Finish Line. Stairwell signs cost $10.00 each. They can be purchased during the registration process, or by downloading the Order Form and send it to the American Lung Association office (address on form) with your payment, or by visiting our store. *Fees for the signs will not be counted toward your fundraising totals.

I'm a Fight For Air Corporate Cup alumni.  Is there any gear that I can order?

Yes!  We want you to show off your support to the Fight For Air Corporate Cup by wearing an official Alumni T-Shirt or Tank!  You can purchase these during the registration process or by visiting our store.  Alumni Shirts will be distributed at Packet Pick-Up or on Event Day!

Corporate Cup Alumni Shirts 

Where do I get my seeded pass if I qualify for one?

The previous two Corporate Cup events will qualify and those results are on file with the ALA. Other races serving as the basis for qualification must be within the 12 months preceding this year's Corporate Cup.  You will enter your race info at the time of registration.  

Can I volunteer for the event?

FY18 NE Cup Volunteers

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Corporate Cup. If you would like to lend a helping hand during event weekend, please call us at (402) 502-4950 or fill out the following survey.

Important Dates

Online Registration Opens
Tuesday, March 1, 2017

Registration Fee Increases
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Deadline for T-Shirt contest
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Registration Fee Increases
Friday, September 1, 2017

Registration Closes
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Packet Pick-Up
Thursday, September 7, 2017   l   7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Friday, September 8, 2017   l   7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Sunday, September 10, 2017 (Event Day)   l   6:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Location: TBD

Event Day
Sunday, September 10, 2017

What are the normal high/low temperatures in Omaha on September 10th?

Fall weather in Omaha can vary between 50 and 80 degrees. Dress in light layers! 

Will you cancel the race because of the weather?

The Fight For Air Corporate Cup will happen RAIN OR SHINE!

In the event that a cancellation or alteration will take place, the American Lung Association will advise participants through various traditional and non-traditional media channels on a timely basis.  

What are the course optons?

10K (6.2 mile) Run

  • This is a CHIP TIMED EVENT
  • Course Map coming soon.

2 Mile Fun Run/Walk

  • This is NOT A TIMED EVENT
  • Course Map coming soon.

Kids Run (100 meter dash)

  • This is NOT A TIMED EVENT

 

How many aid stations are on the course?

There are 2 aid stations on the 10k course.

Where should I park?

Parking is available at First Data, Baxter arena and any street parking around the village. As well as in and around Aksarben Village including the parking garage off of Frances Street. Other parking options are; UNO Lot 26 off of Mercy Rd. and Blue Cross Blue Shield Parking lot.  

Do you need a hotel reservation?

Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott or the Residence Inn.

Courtyard Marriott 

I can't participate anymore. Do I receive a refund?

Registration fees and pledges made to the American Lung Association are non-refundable.

Where will the results be posted after the 2017 event?

Finish times will be posted at the event and on the home page of the Corporate Cup website within 24-48 hours of the event, or as soon as possible.

I want to enter the T-Shirt Contest.  How can I?

Last year's winner:

FY18 NE Cup Last Year T-Shirt Winner

The T-shirt design contest will be based on your team’s Corporate Cup T-shirt and will produce one overall winner.  Shirt designs will be on display at packet pick up.  

The Corporate Cup logo must appear on either the front of the T-shirt or one of the sleeves to be eligible. 

A PDF of the T-shirt design must be delivered to the American Lung Association office by August 31st. Limit one T-shirt design per team.

Voting:  Participants can vote for their favorite design at packet pick up

 Click here to download the Adobe Illustrator logo file for use in your t-shirt design.

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