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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 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 Alessandra Crish with any questions.
Online registration prices are as follows:
$35 Stadium Climber, Firefighter, First Responder
$50 Ultimate Climber
Registration fees are non-refundable.
There are 1,190 steps going up and down the Progressive Field lower level, check out the map for more details.
As a special addition to the climb, firefighters across NE Ohio are invited to participate in the Firefighter Challenge where they will compete against each other while climbing in full gear.
The Challenge drives awareness about the lung health challenges many firefighters and first responders face, due to long-term exposure to smoke and air pollutants. Firefighters will compete in teams for the winning titles of the fastest fire department and top fundraising team.
Read more about it and see 2020 regional results in our Firefighter Challenge Newsletter
Start times will be sent Wednesday May 11 via email. You will also receive a "wave number", teams climb together, if you want to climb with someone specific, please create a team to ensure you are climbing at the same time and wave.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time. This gives you time to check your gear and warm up.
Check in will take place at Progressive Field Left Field entrance at Gateway Plaza
If for some reason you cannot complete the climb, someone at the nearest water station can assist you.
With safety being our number one priority, we are continuing to follow current CDC guidelines as well as state/local guidelines. Per CDC guidance, masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated people.
The minimum fundraising requirement is $100 per person for stadium climbers, firefighters and first responder. Ultimate Climbers are required to raise a minimum of $250 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!
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.
Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:
Fight For Air Climb - Cleveland
c/o American Lung Association in OH
5755 Granger Road, Suite 905
Independence, OH 44131
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.
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. This is the only way to ensure you climb at the same time of your friends/family.
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.