FAQ

If you have questions about Fight For Air Climb - Southern California, here's everything you need to know.

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General

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 Jenna Slabodnick with any questions.

Online registration prices are as follows:
$35 thru November 5th
$50 after

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.

  • Climber: Approx. 1400 steps. This challenge is equivalent to one quarter of the stadium bowl.
  • Elite Climber: Approx. 2500 steps. This challenge is equivalent to half of the stadium bowl.
  • Ultimate Climber: This option is for the endurance athlete or anyone who is up to the challenge of climbing the entire Coliseum bowl. Exact step count to be confirmed.
  • Stadium Walker: One lap equals approx. of a mile. Choose how many laps you want to do.

Yes, all Climb routes 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 21st. You will receive an email with a link to the start times and your wave time.

Please arrive 25 minutes prior to your start time. This gives you time to check in 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. Event day t-shirt and bib number can also be picked up in advance at Packet pickup.

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 eight 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.

Parking details and entrance gate will be released closer to event day. To avoid traffic and parking fees, we encourage you to go Metro or carpool! Take the Expo Park/USC station or the Expo/Vermont station of Metro's Expo Line.

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 - Southern California
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! 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.