May 1, 20228:00 AM


Comerica ParkDetroit, MI view on map


Leah DiederichsEventsMI@Lung.org248-784-2000


Climb Higher in 2022

22249_inset.pngWhether 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 Fight For Air Climb Detroit will be returning to Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. Located in the heart of The District Detroit, this landmark features one-of-a-kind views of the city skyline. We can’t wait to return to Comerica Park for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Registration is Now Open!

In honor of our return to Comerica Park, early bird registration is just $19.01* No discount codes are needed to get the early bird rate. Register today to secure the lowest rates of the season! If you have a discount code, please note they are not stackable. If you have any issues during registration, please contact the Climb Detroit Team at EventsMI@Lung.org | 248-784-2000.

*The Ultimate Climb early bird registration will be $36

2022 Route Highlights:

  • Stadium Climbers: This route will include weaving up and down the Lower Bowl at Comerica Park. We are hoping to expand the Lower Bowl route adding a few more sections from our 2021 route, stay tuned for full route details.
  • Elite Stadium Climbers: Taking the same path as the Stadium Climb, this group will be in a separate flight. Ideal for the Climber ready to race against the clock the average times in 2021 was 10 min or less! If you are an athlete or experienced Climber, this group is for you!
  • Firefighters and First Responders: This route will be the same route as last year. This route includes weaving up and down the Upper Bowl and includes an exclusive Upper Bowl Section for an estimated total of 2,123 stairs and equates to about one mile.

New this year: Firefighters and First Responders will be climbing first in the morning to avoid the afternoon heat.

  • Ultimate Climbers: New this year, the Ultimate Challenge will be a “Power Hour”. Ultimate Climbers will have an opportunity to race the clock and will be challenged to see how many laps of the 300 Level they can complete in just one hour. Stay tuned for full route details.
  • Climb Your Way: This is a VIRTUAL climb option to climb your way at any location you like with as many steps as you prefer.

Stay connected to local American Lung Association events and Climb Detroit activities by joining our American Lung Association in Michigan Facebook Group and by texting “LUNGS” to (313) 572-6900.

Save your spot at the starting line and register today!

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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: $375,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift David Lehner - $1,095.00
    2. Milestone Julie Lefevre - $780.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Heidi Eversole - $700.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Stephanie Weingartz - $630.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift David Pedersen - $500.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Daniel Ptaszek - $410.00
    7. Milestone Wendy Doute - $390.00
    8. Milestone Deborah Savalle - $385.00
    9. Milestone Melissa Stratton - $360.00
    10. Milestone Jenelle Carlson - $275.00

    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.

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    Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

    Signature Sponsors

    Michigan Legacy Credit Union

    Media Sponsors

    FOX 2 Detroit

    National Sponsors

    National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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    Kindred Hospitals

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