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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.

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 Brett Schuette with any questions.

Online registration prices are as follows:

  • General, GORUCK, and First Responder Climbers:
    • $25 until January 21st
    • $35 from January 22nd through March 24th
    • $50 Day of Event
  • Ultimate Climbers
    • $45 until January 21st
    • $55 from January 22nd through March 24th
    • $70 Day of Event

Registration fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to make the event, 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.

Climbers will scale Metropolitan Square’s 40 floors climbing 856 steps.

The average time to climb Metropolitan Square is 13 minutes 45 seconds.

Start times and “wave numbers” will be posted on March 22, 2023 You will receive an email link to the start times and it will also be posted on this website and Facebook.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your start time. This gives you time to check your gear and warm up.

  • If you enter Metropolitan Square’s lobby via the parking garage elevators. After you exit the elevators, registration will be on your RIGHT.
  • If you enter Metropolitan Square’s lobby via Market St., continue straight through entrance doors. Registration is located in the back of the lobby opposite side of Java Plus.

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


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!

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 90 cents 90 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 - St. Louis
c/o American Lung Association in MO
211 N. Broadway, Suite 2035
St. Louis, MO 63102

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.

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.