March 2, 20249:30 AM (PT)


555 CaliforniaSan Francisco, CA view on map


Dennis CobarrubiasDennis.Cobarrubias@lung.org510-982-3197


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.

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

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Everything You Need to Know

Download the 2024 Fight For Air Climb "Everything You Need to Know Guide" for all of the important information you need to know about the event.

Download the Strava app

The Urban Climb will be tracked in real time through the Strava app for Apple and Android. Download the Strava app and join the Fight For Air Climb San Francisco Club. View our Strava information packet for all important details you need to know for the Urban Climb.

Check out the list of 22 staircases that Urban Climbers can choose from.

Packet Pick-up

  • When: Wednesday, February 28 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Where: 555 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104

Skip the check-in line on Climb Day and pick up your packet on February 28 at 555 California Street, inside the Concourse. Please read full details in the 2024 Packet Pick-up Guide.

Team Captain and Participant Contests

We have some exciting contests going on ahead of our Fight For Air Climb:

Team Captain Contest

Back by popular demand! From February 13 to February 20, the team captain who recruits the most team members will win a personal massage gun. To qualify, you must recruit a minimum of three new participants.

Top Overall Fundraiser Prize

The top overall fundraiser of our Fight For Air Climb will receive a Jade air purifier, courtesy of Surgically Clean Air. Valued at $1,200, this high-quality air purifier, will make a valuable addition to your home.

Rooftop Celebration Passes

Our top ten fundraisers will have the exclusive opportunity to win passes for themselves and a guest to our rooftop celebration. Hurry, this contest ends on February 20! Attendees must be 21 or older.

Team Tent Contest

Raise $5,000 or more with your team to get a team tent. Skip the line and have your items placed in a private tent for you and your team, enhancing your Climb experience.

Facebook Fundraiser

Participants who create a Facebook Fundraiser will get a smart rope.

Three Ways to Climb

Indoor Building Climb

Celebrating its 18th 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 2, 2024. 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.

To view the full map of designated Urban Staircases, click here.

Climb Your Way Virtual

Want to participate, but can’t make it to San Francisco on March 2? 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.

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

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at 555 California on March 2, 2024



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: $245,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Mark Di Giorgio - $5,340.00
    2. Milestone Heath Birkendahl - $3,580.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Charles Stone - $2,592.64
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Rajinder Coureas - $2,490.00
    5. Tara Ramroop - $2,039.04
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Mike Markwith - $1,615.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Marc Watrous - $1,100.21
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Edwin Linares - $1,045.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Rob Farmer - $1,030.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Laurens Vaneveld - $1,010.65

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    Top Teams

      1. Bank of America Community Volunteers - $10,100.00
      2. Donnas WAMers - $7,068.96
      3. BRAYTON PURCELL - $5,216.01
      4. NSW Angels - $5,114.16
      5. Rise Above - $4,787.64
      6. F@#k Cancer - $4,180.00
      7. Kaiser Klimbers - $3,821.00
      8. Waterhouse Powerhouse - $2,430.21
      9. Visa Asians Standing Together x Visa Climbing Club - $2,340.00
      10. All You Need Is Lungs - $2,039.04

      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

      Western Allied Mechanical
      Brayton Purcell
      Bay Area Air
      Vornado Kaiser Permanente

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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