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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 McKenzi Redohl with any questions.

Online registration prices are as follows:
$35 Early Bird through November 6th at 11:59pm PT
$50 Registration starting November 7th

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.

Registration closes on Thursday, February 23rd at 12:00 p.m. PT and will reopen on event day at 7:00 a.m. PT at the check-in tent. Those who wish to register on event day will be asked to pay the $50 registration fee + $100 fundraising minimum for a total of $150.

Climber: Approx. 1400 steps.
Elite Climber: Approx. 2500 steps.
Stadium Walker: One lap equals approx. of a mile. Choose how many laps you want to do. 😊

Yes, both the Climb route (approx. 1400 stairs) and the Elite route (approx. 2500 stairs) include steps up and down.

No, every participate can choose the course that is right for them. Team members will be assigned the same wave time, so everyone starts their chosen course at the same time.

Start times will be posted on the Fight For Air Climb website on February 22nd. You will receive an email with a link to the start times and your "wave number".

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time. This gives you time to check your gear and warm up. If you would like to be a part of our opening ceremony, please arrive by 7:30 a.m. PT.

Please visit the check-in tent on event day to receive your event-day t-shirt and bib number. Packet pickup will be on Friday, February 24th for those who would like to pick up their gear early. Those who opt for packet pickup do not have to check in again on event day.

If for some reason you cannot complete the climb, please look for a nearby volunteer or staff in a marked t-shirt to assist you.

Climbers must be at least 8 years old to participate. Any climber under the age of 18 must climb with an adult (age 18 or older) at all times.

We welcome friends and family to support and cheer you on from the spectator section. The music, activities, and snacks at the festival area will be available to all.

Navigate to 3911 S. Figueroa Street. Parking is $20 for the day at the California Science Center lot (Blue lot) on your right after you’ve entered Exposition Park from Figueroa Street. From there, walk to Gate 29 to check-in and enter the Coliseum perimeter.

To avoid traffic and parking fees, we encourage you to go Metro! Both the Expo Park/USC station and the Expo/Vermont station of Metro’s Expo Line are a short 5 minute walk from the stair climb entrance at Gate 29 on the east side of the Coliseum.

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!

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 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
c/o American Lung Association in CA
5757 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 505
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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.

 

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.

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! We are here to support you 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.