Day of Event Details

Event Day Schedule

Climbers will receive their flight start time via email by Wednesday, April 27 and it will be posted here as well. Final flight times will be based on final event registration. To help you better plan your day, we anticipate start times could fall within this window, give or take an hour, for each participant type:

  • 8:00 a.m. EST: Gates open to Climbers
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. EST: First Responder and Firefighter Division
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EST: Ultimate Climber Power Hour
  • 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST: Elite Stadium Climber & Stadium Climber

Full Event Day is schedule is subject to change. Important updates and announcements on flight times will be communicated event week via email and text. Sign up for text alerts when you text “LUNGS” to 313-572-6900.

Climber Etiquette

To ensure the safety of all climbers, please be courteous while climbing. Stay tuned for tips and guidelines to ensure a fun, competitive and safe climbing experience for all participants.

Water Stations

Water stations will be located along the route and Climbers will be permitted to carry a plastic water on the route. Guests may be permitted to bring one factory-sealed, clear plastic bottle of unflavored water per person. Learn more about Comerica Park’s policies here.


Friends and family are welcome to join Climbers on Event Day! Guests will have a great view of Comerica Park and can join in the celebration on the Pepsi Porch, sponsored by Pulmonx. Spectator entry is free, and guests are welcome to make donation to help us reach our fundraising goal. Beverages and light concession items will be available for purchase with a credit/debit card. Click here to RSVP on behalf of your spectator group.


Climbers must be at least 7 years old to participate. Any climber under the age of 18 must climb with an adult (age 18 years or older) and must not be left alone under any circumstances. For adults who climb at a faster pace, please note that your child may not be left unattended while you climb, so make arrangements accordingly. Due to venue regulations and to ensure your safety and that of your child, child-toting is not allowed.


The Fight For Air Climb is all about the challenge. Climbers and teams challenge themselves to complete the climb, raise money, beat the clock, and be the best. While raising money to fight lung disease is our top priority, we know all of our climbers and teams work hard to meet whatever challenge they set for themselves. Stayed tuned for to learn more about 2022 Firefighter Challenge, Age Group, and Fundraising Awards.

Route Map

Click here to view the map and route description for each participant type. Route is subject to change.