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