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.
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.
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.
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.