March 4, 2023


555 CaliforniaSan Francisco, CA view on map


Development TeamFightForAirClimbSF@lung.org510-982-3054


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in San Francisco

Our Fight For Air Climb is designed for every type of climber, from beginners to competitive climbers.

How you climb is up to you: indoors, outdoors, or virtually. Race to the top or take it at your own speed.

Assemble your crew: for the best Climb experience, form a team of friends and family, coworkers or neighbors.

For inquiries regarding sponsorships or corporate team registration, please contact Dennis Cobarrubias at Dennis.Cobarrubias@lung.org.

Visit our Fast Facts page for the most important information all in one place!

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Three Ways to Climb

Indoor Building Climb

Celebrating its 17th year in San Francisco, the vertical race will be back in the stairwells of the iconic 555 California Street Building. Climbers can once again race up the 1,197 stairs to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the Bay.

Outdoor Urban Climb

Prefer to climb outdoors? Our Urban Climb is back by popular demand and will run simultaneously with the Building Climb on March 4th, 2023. In this version climbers will participate in an exploration of the many beautiful outdoor staircases in the City by the Bay. You and your team (and even your dog!) can get outside and race up stairways throughout town as you raise money for the American Lung Association.

View the full map of designated Urban Staircases.

Climb Your Way Virtual

Want to participate, but can’t make it to San Francisco on March 4th? If you are registered as a virtual “Climb Your Way” participant, you can pick when and how you want to “climb” (run, walk, swim, lift weights, bike, etc.) as well as the distance you want to travel.

Stay Connected

Join the Fight For Air Climb San Francisco Facebook Group and Strava Club to connect with other Climbers and get live updates from the Development Team!

Registration Fees:
$35 Thru Nov. 6
$50 After Nov. 6

Space on the stairs is limited, so save your spot and register today.

*Register as a Team Captain for any participation type (Building, Urban, or Virtual) and meet the $100 fundraising minimum to receive a complimentary Tesla jacket!

*(As supplies last. Sizes are limited.)

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate on March 4, 2023


Do Good, Feel Great

  • You are supporting people with lung disease who are fighting for every breath.
  • You are stepping up for clean air across the country and in your community.
  • You are doing something positive for yourself and for people in need.

Health Benefits

  • Improves balance and coordination.
  • Strengthens more major muscles, including your glutes… you’re welcome!
  • 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 in a supportive, celebratory atmosphere.
  • A safe, enjoyable event experience with a complimentary pick-me-up snack and water.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $240,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Tze-Ming Chen - $500.00
    2. Personal Gift Laurens Vaneveld - $500.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Julina Moy - $500.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Edwin Linares - $500.00
    5. Personal Gift Tushar Agarwal - $400.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Michael Carreiro - $335.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Wendy Leung - $275.00
    8. Personal Gift John Blaney - $250.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Gioia McCarthy - $250.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Pamela Colon - $245.00

    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 $71 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

    Bay Area Air Quality Management District Western Allied Mechanical

    National Sponsors

    National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


    Become a Sponsor

    National Corporate Team Partner

    Kindred Hospitals

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