May 19, 2024


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Your Detroit TeamEventsMI@Lung.org248-784-2000


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Detroit

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.

At the American Lung Association, we are dedicated to reducing the impact of lung disease and lung cancer and to ensuring a world with healthy lungs and clean air for all. Our mission is vital; when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.

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The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in 2024 with the American Lung Association

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Where you'll be climbing

The Fight For Air Climb - Detroit, is returning to Comerica Park, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs in the city. Comerica Park is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

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

Registration Fees:

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all First Responders, Firefighters, Elite and Stadium climbers, Ultimate Climbers fundraising minimum is $250 to participate at Comerica Park on May 19, 2024.


Flight Times Are Set

Day-of-Event Guide

Please review the Day-of-Event Guide for important information regarding event day. Here, you’ll find information like event-day race start times, hours for the Comerica Landing “Party Zone,” parking info, Comerica Park considerations, and lots more!

Packet Pickup

Packet Pick-Up will occur Friday, May 17 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at our Southfield office in Conference Room 300. Participants must meet the fundraising minimum in order to be allowed their race packet. Donations can be made on-site.

Last Year's Timing Results

View last year’s timing results so you can begin preparations to Climb higher and faster this year!

Pre-Event Volunteer Opportunities

It takes many hands to bring this special event together! Visit our Sign-Up Webpage to learn about how you can help and to sign up for these opportunities. They include helping with event preparations, Packet Pickup support, event setup at Comerica Park, and more!

Stay Connected!

Stay connected to local American Lung Association in Michigan events and Climb Detroit activities by joining our American Lung Association in Michigan Facebook Group, following our Instagram page, and texting “LUNGS” to 313-572-6900.


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: $440,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Kathy Reno - $13,495.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Jim Krueger - $5,270.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Janice Edwards - $3,525.72
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Jonathon Faber - $3,402.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Heidi Eversole - $3,141.56
    6. Milestone Personal Gift David Pedersen - $2,567.53
    7. Milestone Sweet Phil - $2,000.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Kristina Galba Phillips - $1,740.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift John Schnorberger - $1,680.22
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Mark Tremel - $1,580.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Crum & Forster's Team Mercury Rising - $23,390.00
      2. Social Climbers - $16,043.43
      3. Troy Fire Department - $13,291.32
      4. The Blues Climbatize - $7,911.56
      5. East Lansing Firefighters - $5,711.57
      6. Use The Handrail - $5,405.00
      7. Cooney's Climbers - $4,621.83
      8. Faith Climbers of FC - $3,625.72
      9. Steppin out on faith - $2,920.00
      10. Marathon Emergency Response Team - $2,778.23

      Can I Do This? Yes, You Can!

      Here’s why: we’ve designed the Climb to accommodate every type of Climber, whether you want to climb competitively or push yourself to the limit or just make it to the top at your own pace. Here’s the best part: our experienced Climb team is here to support you every step of the way to get your ready for the Climb.

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      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Platinum Sponsor

      Henry Ford Health System

      Gold Sponsor

      Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union

      Silver Sponsors

      Michigan Legacy Credit Union Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan

      Supporting Sponsors

      Monitored Therapeutics Athletico O'Toole Scrivo Maram Financial Pulmonx

      Media Sponsor

      FOX 2 Detroit

      In-Kind Sponsors

      Mike Staff Productions Ka'Chava

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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