March 25, 2023


Metropolitan SquareSt. Louis, MO view on map


Brett SchuetteSTLClimb@lung.org314-627-1025


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in St. Louis

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

How you climb is up to you: 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.

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The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in 2023 with the American Lung Association

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Start Times are Now Posted

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Event Day Info

  • Registration will close at midnight on Thursday, March 23rd.

    Registration will be available on event day; however, we encourage you to register online.

A few reminders before heading for the Met Building:

  • Fundraising Reminder: All Climbers are required to raise a minimum of $100 (not including your registration fee) by event day (March 25th) in order to participate in the Fight For Air Climb. Any additional donations you have collected may be turned in at the registration table.
  • Packet Pickup/Event Check-In: Please provide yourselves enough time to pick up your packets and t-shirts. Both will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. onsite at the Met Building. We encourage you to arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time.
  • Start Times: Wave Times will be sent out via email and posted here by end of the day on March 22nd. Timing results will also be posted here following the event.
  • Event Guide: The 2023 Fight For Air Climb Event Guide will be posted here once start times have been posted. The event guide contains details on event day, the venue, finish line celebration, and more. To view our full Event Day Participant Guide, click here.
  • Gear Check: There will be Gear Check available at the event, but Climbers are encouraged to leave any valuables at home.
  • Spectators: Invite friends and family to cheer you on. Spectators will have access to the lobby area, but will not have access to the starting line, stairwell, or celebration area on the top floor.
  • Parking: Attached to the Metropolitan Square Building is a parking garage off of Pine Street that will be free for climbers to park in on event day.

See you at the top!


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: $338,600.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Nora Manian - $5,000.00
    2. Milestone Jerry Hyde - $4,580.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Jeff Collins - $2,075.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Matthew Koebbe - $1,900.00
    5. Milestone Charlie Oldani - $1,640.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Melodie Bostic - $1,620.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Brad Peters - $1,595.00
    8. Milestone UmaShanker Sampath - $1,420.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Amy Feranec - $1,415.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Cypress Garrett - $1,350.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Delta Dental of Missouri - $5,300.00
      2. SWMW Law, LLC - $4,299.00
      3. McCarthy - $3,945.00
      4. Central County Fire - $3,790.00
      5. Team HB - $3,625.00
      6. Franky's Ultimate Climbers - $3,290.43
      7. Breathless Buddies - $2,475.00
      8. All Tiers, No Fears! - $2,305.00
      9. Emerson Steppers - $2,123.60
      10. The Lung and the Breathless - $2,000.00

      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

      Ascension Kindred St Louis Kindred St Louis South Baker Tilly
      Delta Dental St Lukes SWMW PGAV zelis Merck
      Mercy Tierpoint Lewis Rice Greensfelder BJC Healthcare Assured Partners

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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