Day of Event Details

Event Day Schedule

7:30 am CST: Doors open for registration and packet pick-up

8:00 am CST: First climb wave starts

Join your friends, co-workers and loved ones for an epic stair climb at iconic Soldier Field. Enjoy a timed-climb and DJ music, refreshments, sponsor activations, and more!

Route Map

Chicago route map FFAC23

Climber Etiquette

To ensure the safety of all climbers, please be courteous while climbing. If you need to pass, please make sure to pass on the left hand side.

Climbers must follow the designated path through the stairs and sections. Walking through the seats is prohibited.

Water Stations

Water stations are located throughout Soldier Field. They will be located at the Start/Finish line and throughout the Climb route.

Safety Procedures

Trained medical personnel will be located throughout the event in case you need assistance. Volunteers (orange shirt) and ALA Staff (green shirt) will also be available at the water stations if you need help.


Climbers must be at least 5 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. No climber will be allowed to carry a child while they climb.


We appreciate the hard work and dedication of every climber and team who has raised money to fight lung disease. Participants and teams who have gone above and beyond will be recognized. Awards will be announced 30 days after event day when fundraising closes. Here are the awards we offer overall:

  • Top 3 First Responder Fundraising Teams
  • Top 3 Friends & Family Fundraising Teams
  • Top 3 Corporate Fundraising Teams
  • Top 3 Individual Fundraisers