FAQ

General

As your Trusted Champion of Lung Health, we have also committed to fulfilling our promise of responsible recreation. Therefore, the American Lung Association and the Fight For Air Climb events will be moving outside.

With safety being our number one priority, we are continuing to monitor current CDC guidelines as well as state/local guidelines.

 

The safest environment for gathering is outside in the fresh air, and to create that safe environment, we will be:

 

  • Spatial distancing and wearing masks
  • Controlling flow and number of people on-site
  • Following strict site sanitation protocols throughout the day
  • We are requiring that all participants and volunteers wear a mask while attending the event. Masks will be required at all times at the event. See our Climb Safe Commitment for detailed information. Let’s work together to keep everyone safe!

    Our promotional photography comes from prior year (pre-COVID) events.

    The Stadium Climb consists of 843 stairs in the lower bowl of Great American Ballpark.
    The Great American Challenge Climb is completing the entire lower bowl, and both upper bowls for an approximate 4,064 steps or 1 mile up and 1 mile down. This challenge requires $50 registration fee and minimum $250 fundraising minimum to complete.
    The First Responder Challenge is completing the upper level climb only for approximately 1200 stairs both up and down.

    Start times will be sent to you by Thursday April 22, 2021. You will receive an email link to the start times. You will also receive a "wave number".

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time. This gives you time to check your gear and warm up.

    You will arrive at the Main entrance of Great American Ballpark and proceed to registration.

    You may only bring inhalers, water bottles, cell phones, and portable music players into the stairwell with you. Water will be provided at water stations in the stairwells. Due to stadium regulations, participants are not allowed to carry children while they climb.

    Please leave valuable items at home as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items. However, personal belongings can be checked at the gear check area.

    Please refer to Great American Ballpark FAQ page for more details about Stadium Regulations: https://www.mlb.com/reds/ballpark/information/guide

    If for some reason you cannot complete the climb, someone at the nearest water station can assist you.

    Fundraising

    The minimum fundraising requirement is $100 per person. Climbers have until event day to raise the money and if, for some reason they haven’t met the minimum they will be asked to pay it before participating. For the Great American Challenge: this challenge requires $50 registration fee and minimum $250 fundraising minimum to complete.

    You can review the incentive flier here.

    The registration fee does not count toward the fundraising minimum. But don’t worry, we are here to help, and we have plenty of fundraising ideas and tips to get you started!

    The American Lung Association is dedicated, now more than ever, to providing you with the Climb experience you know and love. As your Trusted Champion of Lung Health, we are also committed to fulfilling our promise of responsible recreation. Therefore, the American Lung Association will continue to closely monitor public local health conditions and CDC guidelines. In order to appropriately protect our participants' well-being and the community at large, the American Lung Association reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or alter the 2021 Fight For Air Climb.

    Should the Fight For Air Climb be altered to be a virtual event, your registration will automatically transfer to virtual participation in our Climb Your Way program. Your registration fee, and any funds raised, will transfer with your registration. Your registration can be credited toward your fundraising. Participants who raise $100 or more will earn a Fight For Air Climb shirt. Raise $175 or more to qualify for additional incentive items.

    If the Fight For Air Climb is canceled or postponed, funds raised will support the American Lung Association’s mission. You may request to transfer your registration fee to the next event date, but please note that registration fees are non-refundable.

    Thanks to the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever, and 88 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.

    Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:

    Fight For Air Climb - Cincinnati
    c/o American Lung Association in Cincinnati
    4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 100
    Cincinnati, OH 45241

    If you are part of a team, please be sure to include your name and team name.

    Many companies will offer to match an employee's contribution to a charitable organization. For questions regarding your company’s matching gift programs, please contact your employer’s HR department or community giving department.  You can also use our company search tool below to see if your employer offers a matching gift program, as well as find information on how to get started.

     

    You can order a limited edition Fight For Air Climb alumni t-shirt, tank or long sleeve when you register. 

    You can review the incentive flier here.

    Teams

    Climbing on a team is the best way to enjoy the event. The camaraderie of the shared endeavor is priceless, and it is way more fun reaching the top together.

    To form a team, choose Register as Team Captain. Make sure you have a team name in mind: honor a loved one, make it fun or name it after your business — the sky’s the limit!

    After you register as a Team Captain, tell your team members to select Register as a Team Member and to search for your team name to join.

    Team captains rally friends, family and co-workers to form a team to work together and fundraise for the Climb. Register as Team Captain today!

    Yes! Local event managers are here to support Team Captains every step of the way. We also have several online tools for fundraising and team member recruitment.   Visit our Fundraising page or contact your event manager.

    No, the registration fee and fundraising minimum are per individual. There are no additional fees for creating a team.

    If you have other questions, please contact our Special Events staff.