June 19, 2021


Busch Stadium (STL)Springfield, IL view on map


Hannah Rae WarrickHannahRae.Warrick@Lung.org314-449-9148

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $60,000.00


Please complete your health screening

All registered participants are required to complete this screening and present the results to an American Lung Association staff member at the event.

Don’t forget! Stadium Climbers have a $100 fundraising minimum and Climb Your Way Virtual Climbers have a $100 fundraising minimum due in order to receive your race packet. Create a Facebook Fundraiser for your climb fundraising or download the FFA Climb App to fundraise on the go!

buschstadiumstl.pngImportant Event Week Information

  • Find your Stadium Climber Start Times: Download your start times, sorted alphabetically by climber name or by team name.
  • Event Guide: Our 2021 Fight For Air Climb Event Guide is live! Read for everything you need to know for Event Day at Busch Stadium.
  • Mask Policy: Per CDC guidance, masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated people in public spaces. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, to ensure the safety of our immune-compromised participants and volunteers, masks are required in official event spaces when in close proximity to other attendees. If you are fully vaccinated and still would like to wear a mask, you are welcome to do so. Read our Climb Safe Commitment to learn more.
  • Route: The Fight For Air Climb at Busch Stadium Route has 1,075 stairs. Click here to view the route map.
  • Health Screening Survey: Our mandatory Health Screening Survey will be posted online and sent via email on Friday, June 18th. Proof of completion (screen shot of results or print out) will be required for all participants and volunteers in order to enter the event.
  • Spectators: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions this year, spectators will not be allowed unless accompanying a participating minor.
  • Gear Check: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, there will be NO GEAR CHECK at this year’s event. Anything that you bring into the stadium must be carried with you while you climb. You can use a fanny pack, small backpack, or runners waist belt to carry items while climbing.
  • Timing: The Fight For Air Climb will not be professionally timed this year. We invite you to download the Fight For Air Climb App and utilize the new activity tracking feature to time your climb and count your steps! Report your climb results in our Timing & Activity Tracker. Download the App: Apple App Store | Google Play
  • Parking: Parking lots, garages, and street parking will be available for a fee. We encourage carpooling with those in your immediate family and/or pods.

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Our Climb Safe Commitment

Our Climb Safe Commitment includes spatial distancing, health screenings, sanitation protocols, and face masks.

The American Lung Association is committed to the health and safety of our participants and volunteers. We will continue to closely monitor public health conditions and CDC guidelines as we plan for the 2021 event.

Click here to download our Climb Safe Commitment document.


Thank you to all our fundraisers!

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Stephen Paca - $1,211.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Brian Hayes - $835.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Ron Clark - $825.00
    4. Milestone Chad Way - $745.00
    5. Milestone Tammy Felton - $575.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift John LoGrasso - $490.00
    7. Milestone Garen Emery - $480.00
    8. Milestone Kristine Holtman - $470.00
    9. Milestone Jill Reich - $460.00
    10. Milestone Beth Emery - $420.00

    Top Teams

      1. Geninatti Gym - $3,415.00
      2. T.A.C.O. - $2,766.00
      3. No Drama Llamas Keep On Steppin - $1,745.00
      4. All You Need Is Lung - $1,620.00
      5. Team Huff N' Puff - $1,065.00
      6. Ageless Fitness - $1,010.00
      7. Firstimer Climbers - $995.00
      8. COPD - $945.00
      9. The Steppets - $916.00
      10. Frisina's Subluxators - $800.00

      Why We Need You in the Fight

      In March, the American Lung Association launched a $25 million initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. At the same time, we're continuing our advocacy work to support clean air and redoubling our long-term commitments to lifesaving research.

      Over the last 11 years, the Climbers have raised more than $60 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association. Last year, more than 26,000 participants from 43 Climb events across the country came together last year to raise more than $7 million.

      Join us. Because Every Step Counts and every step makes a difference.


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