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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 Tammy Rock with any questions.
Online registration prices are as follows:
Stadium, Firefighter and First Responder Climbers
$25 thru April 15th
$35 April 16th thru June 2nd
$45 Day of Event
$35 thru April 15th
$45 April 16th thru June 2nd
$55 Day of Event
Climb Your Way
$0 for 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. If you are unable to make the event, funds raised will support the American Lung Association’s mission.
The Fight For Air Climb route at Children’s Mercy Park is 1,398 steps.
Want more? During the registration process or in our Climb Shop, you can purchase the Ultimate Climb for $45. This multi-climb pass will allow you to climb the Pitch for one full hour before opening ceremonies on event day!
Start times will be shared at least one week prior to event day. You will receive an email link to the start times. You will also receive a "wave number".
If you would like to participate in the opening ceremonies, please arrive at 8:30 a.m.
Otherwise, please arrive 30-45 minutes before your start time. This gives you time to check in and warm up.
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 venue 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
c/o American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City
8400 W 110th Street, Suite 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 Shop.
All participants who meet the minimum fundraising requirement of $100 will also receive the official 2023 Fight For Air Climb event t-shirt.
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.