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June 11, 20228:00 a.m. EST

Where FieldColumbus, OH view on map


Brittany SinzingerBrittany.Sinzinger@lung.org614-279-1700

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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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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:

Stadium Climbers: This route will include weaving up and down the Lower and Upper Bowl at Field for a total of 1,910 steps- equivalent to 48 floors!

Firefighters and First Responders: This route will include weaving up and down the Lower and Upper Bowl at Field for a total of 1,910 steps- equivalent to 48 floors!

Power Hour Challenge Climbers: Tackle the stairs for ONE complete hour, during the Power Hour! Make it around the stadium as many times as you can, to complete this challenge. *Fundraising for this option is $250*

Climb Your Way (VIRTUAL): We recommend shooting for the 1,910 stairs, equivalent to the in person climbers.

Where You'll Be Climbing

The 2022 Columbus Fight For Air Climb will be held at the brand new home of The Columbus Crew, Field. Enjoy a view of downtown Columbus when you reach the Upper Bowl! Field is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge, and camaraderie.

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: $118,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Miriam Siegfried - $1,613.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Russell Gill - $1,150.00
    3. Milestone Carley Auddino - $1,140.00
    4. Milestone Josh Greenlee - $1,010.00
    5. Milestone Marissa Ohl - $1,000.00
    6. Milestone Antonio Auddino - $880.00
    7. Milestone Paul Longenecker - $640.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Danielle Boylan - $581.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Dominic Auddino - $505.00
    10. Milestone Lauriel Marbaugh - $505.00

    Top Teams

      1. Taura Strong - $4,725.00
      2. Climbing for cackles - $1,951.00
      3. One More Step - $1,848.00
      4. Climbing for Jack - $1,775.00
      5. OneAZ - $1,020.00
      6. Team TWA - $875.00
      7. Shredmill to Heaven - $845.00
      8. Team Debbie - $565.00
      9. Big Lots Climbers - $520.00
      10. All About That Pace - $465.00

      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

      Radio U
      Nationwide Children's Hospital Genetech
      US Bank Encova Insurance AstraZeneca
      Veracyte Clean Air Pros Beyond Liberty Mutual

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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