May 15, 20218:00 AM (CT)


Principal ParkDes Moines, IA view on map


Heather Johnson Heather.Johnson@lung.org515-802-3195

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $147,000.00


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.

Don't forget! There is a $100 Minimum Fundraising Requirement for all participants. Create a Facebook Fundraiser for your climb fundraising or Download the FFA Climb App to fundraise on the go!

Important Event Week Information

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We're taking the Fight For Air Climb outdoors at Principal Park so we can come together safely and enjoy the day.

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  • Our 2021 Fight For Air Climb Event Guide is Live! Download and read for everything you need to know for Event Day at Principal Park
  • PACKET PICKUP will be non-contact, drive-through at the American Lung Association Office (2539 73rd St. Urbandale, IA 50322) on the dates below:
    • Wednesday, May 12th 11:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday, May 13th 11:00am-5:00pm
    • Please email Heather.Johnson@Lung.org with questions
  • The CDC has updated their outdoor MASK GUIDELINES, so we have too! Since we will be climbing outside, you are able to pull your mask down while actively climbing and 6ft away from others. Masks will still be required upon event entry, at the start line, finish line, and all other areas throughout the event. Read our Climb Safe Commitment to learn more.
  • Curious about the STADIUM CLIMB ROUTE at Principal Park? Check out our Climb Route Map!
  • Our mandatory HEALTH SCREENING SURVEY will be posted online on Thursday, May 14th. Proof of completion (screen shot of results or print out) will be required for all participants, volunteers, and spectators, in order to enter the event.
  • Find your Stadium Climber Arrival and START TIMES!
  • Due to COVID-19 safety precautions this year, SPECTATORS will not be allowed unless accompanying a participating minor.
  • 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.
  • The 2021 Fight For Air Climb Des Moines at Principal Park is a Tobacco Free and Nicotine Free Community Event.
  • 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: FFA Climb App in Apple App Store | FFA Climb App in Google Play.

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Thank you to all our fundraisers!

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin Palmer - $3,768.33
    2. Milestone Maria Steele - $2,310.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Dominique Zelman - $1,980.00
    4. Milestone Kyla Routson - $1,805.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Marilee Westergaard - $1,755.00
    6. Milestone Thomas Gross - $1,500.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Matt Glenn - $1,470.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Kris Whetstone - $1,420.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Denise Waddingham - $1,408.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Jessica McLeran - $1,160.00

    Top Teams

      1. Kevin's Krazy Klimbing Krew - $6,444.82
      2. EMCares - $6,140.00
      3. To the TOP for POPS & GMA - $5,939.70
      4. Team 27 - $5,371.00
      5. Team Marcia, Marcia, Marcia - $4,222.00
      6. Team Steele - $3,931.00
      7. Team 23:10 - $3,163.00
      8. Team DMACC - $2,600.00
      9. Baker Electric Climbers - $2,345.00
      10. Burning Daylight - $2,316.00

      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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      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Presenting Local Sponsor

      EMC Insurance Companies

      Event Sponsor

      Van Meter Inc. American Equity Insurance UnityPoint Clinic FBFS Mercy One

      Contributing Sponsors

      Ruan Transportation Management Systems YMCA of Greater Des Moines Scheels Otis Elevator Above + Beyond Cancer Central Iowa Radon Iowa Cubs Scott Insurance Services Baker Electric Collins Community CU Community Choice Lumbermans Drywall & Roofing Supply Broadlawns Medical Center

      Media Partners

      Business Record Mediacom KIOA

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Healthcare

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