April 1, 20239:00 a.m. EST


Hartford 21Hartford, CT view on map


Janeene CatalanoHartfordClimb@Lung.org860-838-4362


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Hartford

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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Where you'll be climbing

The Fight For Air Climb is returning to our signature indoor venue at Hartford 21 featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs in central Connecticut. Hartford 21 is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie. Get ready to tackle the stairs of Hartford 21 at Connecticut’s biggest stair climb!

After Party and Awards Ceremony

We are so excited to be bringing back our After Party with our debut at Vaughan’s Irish Public House. Join us for the After Party you all know and love! At Vaughan’s, we will have a raffle, DJ, and our Civillian and Firefighter combined Awards Ceremony.

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

Registration Fees:
$35 Through March 29th
$50 Day of Event

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Hartford 21 on April 1, 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: $100,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Brian Woodford - $6,680.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Joseph Corbett - $2,335.00
    3. Milestone Miranda Gallagher - $1,775.00
    4. Milestone Tim Kussow - $1,760.00
    5. Milestone Ben Shapiro - $1,650.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Steven Petrella - $1,260.00
    7. Milestone Douglas Clarke - $1,205.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Todd Kelley - $1,110.00
    9. Milestone Jeremy McDonald - $1,000.00
    10. Milestone Stephanie Barry - $955.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Bristol Firefighters Local 773 - $11,201.00
      2. Fire - Task Force 51 - $6,147.00
      3. Simsbury Fire - $6,090.00
      4. Team McCants - $2,927.13
      5. Avon Fire Dept - $2,090.00
      6. Mansfield Fire Department - $1,760.00
      7. In Memory of Lynn Ingvertsen - $1,665.00
      8. Christina's Angels - $1,515.00
      9. East Hartford Fire Department - $1,210.00
      10. HIIT it With Kim - $1,210.00

      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

      Apple Rehab KIA of East Hartford Northland Real Estate
      Tito's Handmade Vodka Petit Family Foundation
      Hartford 21 B Entertained Vaughan's Irish Public House

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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