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With safety being our number one priority, we will continue to monitor and follow current CDC guidelines as well as state/local guidelines. Our event day details may evolve as needed and our climb safe commitment may include enhanced sanitation protocols and spatial distancing.

You can register online by specifying your participation type. You can climb as a team, an individual, or join us as a volunteer. Then follow the prompts to complete your registration. Please feel free to reach out to event manager Tammy Rock with any questions.

Online registration prices are as follows:
$25 Stadium Climbers and Firefighters (Through April 15th)
$35 Stadium Climbers and Firefighters (After April 15th)
$0 Climb Your Way (Virtual Participation)

All climbers, regardless of participation type are required to complete the $100 minimum fundraising requirement on or before event day. Registration fees are not included in the $100 minimum fundraising requirement.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

The Fight For Air Climb route is 1,398 steps.

Want more? During the registration process or in our Climb Store, you have the opportunity to purchase Step Up x3 for $20.00. This multi-climb pass will allow you to climb the Pitch up to three times on event day! Climb route x3 = 4,194 steps!

Yes! During the registration process or in our Climb Store, you’ll have the opportunity to select Step Up x3 for $20.00. This multi-climb pass will allow you to climb the entire route up to three times on event day!

All Climbers must meet their $100 individual fundraising minimum to pick up their packet. Race packets will be available for pickup on Climb Day, June 11th.

There will be no advanced packet pickup.

Start times will be shared at least one week prior to event day. You will receive an email link to the start times.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time.

Volunteers will be available to greet participants and teams at Children’s Mercy Park and direct them to the start line or to answer questions.

You may only bring inhalers, cell phones, and portable music players into Children’s Mercy Park. Water will be provided at water stations and the finish line. Due to building regulations, participants are not allowed to carry children while they climb.

Please leave valuables at home as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Out of an abundance of caution, there is no event day Gear Check area this year.

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

Yes, this event takes numerous hardworking and energetic volunteers to make every step count! Please contact us at KCClimb@Lung.org with any questions.

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.

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!

Contact KCClimb@Lung.org to learn more.

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 2022 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. Participants who raise $100 or more will earn a Fight For Air Climb shirt. Raise $175 or more to qualify for an additional incentive item.

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 89 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.

If you are wondering how your support impacts our community, look no further! Here are two great examples:

  • The Lung Association awarded 12 COVID-19 & Respiratory Virus Research grants in 2020. Dr. Brandon Dekosky at the University of Kansas Center for Research is a recipient of this 2-year award.
  • The Airways Clinical Research Centers, funded by the Lung Association, is led by some of the best investigators nationwide. Their research focuses on asthma and COPD research. Kansas City is home to an ACRC located at the University of Kansas Medical Center, led by Dr. Mario Castro.

These are just two examples of the many ways the American Lung Association is impacting our local community.

Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:

Fight For Air Climb - Kansas City
c/o American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City
8400 W 110th St., Ste 130
Overland Park, KS 66210

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 or in our Climb Store.

All participants who meet the minimum fundraising requirement of $100 will also receive the official 2022 Fight For Air Climb event t-shirt.

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 with friends and family cheering you on.

Virtual teams are also a great way to engage in your community and achieve a shared goal together while being physically apart.

Teams can be made up of in person climbers, virtual climbers, or a combination of both.

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 email KCClimb.org..