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.
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
climb with friends and family to honor a loved one
Where You'll Be Climbing
The 2022 Fight For Air Climb - Kansas City, locally presented by Empower, is returning to Children’s Mercy Park, home of Sporting Kansas City. Featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs this side of the Missouri River. Children’s Mercy Park is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.
Save your spot at the starting line and register today!
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.