June 4, 2022


Busch StadiumSt. Louis, MO view on map


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


The American Lung Association strongly recommends that all participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Participants, volunteers, and staff are encouraged to wear a mask when in high traffic areas at the event such as registration, the start line, etc.

We will continue to closely monitor public health conditions and CDC guidelines as we plan for the 2022 event.

You can view our Climb Safe Commitment here.

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

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Packet Pick-Up on Event Day is Available

Please plan for extra time to check in, turn in additional funds, pick up your packet and shirt and run any additional clothing items back to your vehicle. There is no gear check. Drawstring bags will be provided with your bib packets to store small, essential items while climbing. Water is also provided throughout both climb courses.

Only climbers who have met their individual $100 fundraising minimum will be able to participate. If you have not met your fundraising requirement you will be asked to pay to meet the minimum upon entry.

Event Day Parking The parking lots at Ballpark Village will be open. The rate is $1 for every 20 minutes. Climbers can get 3 hour validated parking by visiting the Cardinals Nation restaurant in Ballpark village and showing your bib. You will also receieve 25% your entire purchase with your bib. Click here to review the available Ballpark Village parking lots.


The entrance and registration will be at Gate 5 off Clark Street and across from Ballpark Village and the Cardinals Nation restaurant.

All climb segments will be timed. Download a printable climb map for both the 100-level route and the Ultimate route.

Celebrate with your team post-climb at the afterparty in Ford Plaza. There will be a DJ, exclusive Busch Stadium photo opportunities, and more fun activities. Cardinal's Nation restaurant will also be open starting at 10 am and offering a 25% off discount for climbers who show their bib. Busch Stadium is also offering a buy one, get one free admissions to the Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum.


Spectators are allowed in Busch Stadium, so invite all your friends and family to come watch you climb. All spectators will be asked to sign a participant liability waiver.

Weather & Climb Attire

Forecast: high of 81 degrees & mostly sunny. Dress in layers, as it may be cooler for the climbers with earlier start times. All attire must remain with you throughout the climb as there is no gear check.

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Why We Climb

  • We embrace a challenge that makes us better
  • Because healthy lungs need clean air to breathe
  • Every step gets us closer to a world without lung disease

Benefits of Climbing

  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Strengthens more major muscle groups compared to walking, running or jogging on a flat surface
  • 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 for supporting people who are fighting for every breath
  • Enjoy a unique event experience with family, friends or colleagues.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $310,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Jerry Hyde - $4,065.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Chris Scaglione - $3,000.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Jessica Seidel - $1,620.00
    4. Milestone Charlie Oldani - $1,595.00
    5. Milestone Aileen Grubbs - $1,570.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Matthew Koebbe - $1,555.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Brad Baker - $1,505.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Marcy Morris - $1,302.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Matthew Bergheger - $1,265.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Danielle Grubbs - $1,225.00

    Top Teams

      1. All Tiers, No Fears! - $5,985.00
      2. McCarthy - $4,735.00
      3. Delta Dental of Missouri - $4,485.00
      4. SWMW Law, LLC - $4,066.00
      5. Franky's Ultimate Climbers - $3,847.00
      6. Christian Hospital Steppers - $3,515.00
      7. Zelis - $2,704.77
      8. Andiamo - $2,225.00
      9. STLFD - $2,200.00
      10. Team ZTB - $1,717.00

      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 $65 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association.

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


      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      American Direct
      Ascension Charity Classic  Kindred Hospital St. Louis Kindred St. Louis Delta Dental of Missouri RSM Midwest BankCentre PGAV SWMW BJC
      Merck Mercy Lewis Rice Tierpoint Zelis JLL  Assured Partners  Greensfelder Veracyte Homelight

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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