May 6, 20226:30 p.m. EST


Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL view on map


Steve RiddleTampaBayEvents@Lung.org813-712-2307


Online registration has closed. Day-of registration will open at 6:00PM on FRIDAY, May 6, 2022, at Raymond James Stadium, Gate A ("Ford Gate"). Walk-ups Welcome!

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Climb Higher in 2022

Whether you're new to stair-climbing or a veteran Climber, you can choose your adventure—how you climb is up to you:

  • climb for the top time
  • race for your personal best
  • take it at your own pace

We have participant options for every type of Climber, including special categories for EMTs, First Responders and Firefighters.

Where You'll Be Climbing

The 2022 Tampa Fight For Air Climb will be held at historic Raymond James Stadium, home of the Super Bowl Champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Featuring one-of-a-kind views and iconic stairs, Raymond James Stadium is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Join our local Climb Tampa Facebook Group to stay in communication with your fellow Climbers!



Do Good, Feel Great

  • You are supporting people with lung disease who are fighting for every breath.
  • You are stepping up for clean air across the country and in your community.
  • You are doing something positive for yourself and for people in need.

Health Benefits

  • Improves balance and coordination.
  • Strengthens more major muscles, including your glutes… you’re welcome!
  • Consistent stair climbing as a daily activity helps lower mortality risk.

What You Get

  • Every climber receives an official Fight For Air Climb t-shirt.
  • A sense of accomplishment in a supportive, celebratory atmosphere.
  • A safe, enjoyable event experience with a complimentary pick-me-up snack and water.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $200,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Jeff Ottmann - $6,491.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Amy Wodzinski - $3,683.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Kristen Niemi - $3,646.16
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Lori Fitzpatrick - $2,735.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Susan Olds - $2,050.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Cheryl Ryder - $1,780.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Celia Merritt - $1,770.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Gina Ricard - $1,700.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Jen Shedler - $1,700.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Joseph Mannino - $1,615.05

    Top Teams

      1. Team Slartibartfast - $12,519.00
      2. Team Pops - $5,611.00
      3. RJ Bulls - $5,450.00
      4. The Climbin Crew - $4,025.00
      5. Flight Club - $3,646.16
      6. Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Local 2980 - $3,485.00
      7. SPFR/Local 747 - $3,442.00
      8. Hillsborough County Firefighters - $3,130.00
      9. Foley - Egg - $3,078.00
      10. Hillsborough Community College Climbers - $2,640.00

      Why We Need You in the Fight

      In March of 2020, 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 12 years, the Climbers have raised more than $71 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association.

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


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      Kindred Hospitals

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