Event Day Schedule
*Event day schedule subject to change.
7:30 AM: Registration Opens
9:00 AM: Opening Ceremony
9:15 AM: Elite Climber Challenge, followed by Fire Fighter Challenge, followed by regular climbers.
9:30 AM: Finish Festival begins
11:30 AM: Awards Ceremony in the Finish Festival
*Note all climbers will be given a wave time prior to the Fight For Air Climb. It is required that climbers arrive 45 minutes prior to their scheduled wave times. Teams that raise over $1,000 will be given priority wave time. Teams that have at least 4 active participants will also be given a priority wave time.
It is suggested that climbers arrive 45 minutes prior to their scheduled start time to check- in, retrieve your bib and timing chip, and stretch. A packet pick-up will be available on a day TBD at the American Lung Association in California offices in Korea Town, where anyone who has achieved the fundraising minimum will be able to pick up all of their race materials prior to Climb day.
Parking and Driving Directions
Parking is available at 637 Wilshire Blvd. (Map)
We highly encourage participants to use public transportation. Take either the Red Line, Purple Line or Expo Line to 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Head southeast on 7th Street towards Hope Street. Make a left onto Hope Street as the festival area will be located just past Wilshire Blvd.
Individual Awards: Fastest 3 overall male and female; Fastest 3 in each age group male and female: 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+; climbers in each category will receive a medal.
Team Awards: Check out Teams page for more information.
Fundraising Awards: #1 Corporate Fundraising Team, #1 Friends and Family Fundraising Team. (Fundraising awards will be announced 30 days after the event.)
STEP UP, GEAR UP, AND BE PART OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS CHALLENGE!
The Fight for Air Climb is not only a great training exercise and personal challenge, but it is also a great way to build team camaraderie and boost team morale. Your team will also join together in an effort to raise valuable funds and awareness for the American Lung Association in California. All climbers are timed using an electronic chip timing system.
Event Safety Procedures
Trained medical personnel will be located in the stairwells and at the top of the building.
In the event that an emergency is reported in the building, you will be instructed what to do over the P.A. sound system. Please wait for instructions, do not panic.
Water stations are located throughout the stairwells, at the top of the building and in the refreshment area.
Always announce your presence and your intent to pass the slower climber. Climb on the rail side of the stairwell. Pass on the left side
Please note that all climbers must be at least 7 years old by event day in order to participate. Any climber under the age of 18 must climb with an adult, 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. Please make arrangements accordingly.