Day of Event Details

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Event Day Schedule

  • 8:00 AM (CT): Ultimate Climb Starts
  • 9:15 AM (CT): Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:30 AM (CT): Climb Waves Begin
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CT): Post Event Celebration at Johnny's Tavern Power & Light

Join your friends, co-workers and loved ones for an epic stair climb at One Kansas City Place, the tallest building in the greater Kansas City area. Enjoy a timed-climb and partake in the post-event celebration at Johnny's Tavern Power & Light.

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 side.

Water Stations

Water stations are located throughout the Climb route in One Kansas City Place.

Safety Procedures

Trained medical personnel will be located throughout One Kansas City Place, including the stairwells, in case you need assistance. Volunteers will also be available at the water stations.

Start Times

Start times for Fight For Air Climb - Kansas City climbers have been posted online.


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. Due to building regulations and to ensure your safety and that of your child, child-toting is not allowed.


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 event weekend and details will be provided to winners for pick up. More details to be announced closer to the event.