Event Day Schedule
8:30 AM: Registration opens
9:15 AM: Opening Ceremony
9:30 AM: Elite Climbers Challenge , followed by Fire Fighter & Law Enforcement Challenge, followed by Sponsored Teams, followed by all other climbers.
9:30 AM: Finish Festival Begins
10:00 AM: Beer Garden Opens
11:30 AM: Awards Ceremony in the Finish Festival
(Subject to change, continue to check back for updates.)
We are excited to have Steve Atkinson, Co-Anchor of 10News, as our 2016 event emcee.
The Fight for Air Climb is set up with wave times, set in 15-minute increments. Climbers will be released into the stairwell in 5-10 second intervals. There are 20-25 people assigned to each wave time, and priority will be given to those teams and individuals who register early. A list of final wave times will be posted the week of the Climb.
It is suggested that climbers arrive 45 minutes prior to their scheduled wave time to check-in, retrieve your bib and timing chip, and to stretch.
Enjoy afterparty festivities with your friends, family members and supporters behind One America Plaza once you are done with your climb. Here you may find:
- Jumbo screen featuring a live feed from inside the stairwell and finish line
- Stage where the opening and closing ceremonies will be held
- Beer garden (10 AM - 1 PM) MUST SHOW AN ID TO ENTER
- Food and refreshments
- Sponsor booths with free giveaways
Parking and Driving Directions
Complimentary parking is available at the One America Plaza building. The entrance is located on the left-hand side of Columbia Street. Be sure to pick up your validation from the American Lung Association booth.
We highly encourage participants to take public transportation. Take the Green Line to the Santa Fe Depot station, as One America Plaza is right on that corner.
One America Plaza
600 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Click here for directions to the event.
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.
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