American Lung Association’s 11th annual Fight For Air Climb Detroit

Location: Renaissance Center

February 26, 2017: 8:30am - 12pm

American Lung Association of Michigan is looking for challengers to take on the steps of the Detroit Renaissance Center
 
The American Lung Association’s eleventh annual Fight For Air Climb Detroit.
The Fight For Air Climb Detroit is a competitive stair climb held by the American Lung Association in Michigan.
The event challenges participants to climb 71 Floors (1,050 stairs) or 40 Floors (585 stairs) of Michigan’s tallest building, the Renaissance Center.
More than 2000 participants and spectators are expected to race the Marriott Tower of the Renaissance Center and finish with a 360 view of the city from Coach Insignia.
The event’s goal is to raise $350,000 for lung disease research, advocacy and education.
The event will also host its annual Firefighter Challenge and First Responders Challenge. Firefighters will wear full gear weighing approximately 60 pounds during their vertical climb to the top of the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
 
This event sells out – register early. Registration is maxed at 1,500. There is no day of event registration.
 
WHEN: Sunday, February 26, 2017. Check-in at 8:30 am, first step at 10 am.
 
WHERE: Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center and GM Wintergarden
 
WHO: Novice and expert athletes are welcome to participate as individuals or on a team. Race, walk and first responder registration options are available. Volunteers are also needed.
 
The Fight For Air Climb Detroit is a stair climb challenge to help increase awareness and raise money for the American Lung Association’s fight against lung disease. When you register for the Fight For Air Climb, you are representing nearly 1 million people in Southeast Michigan suffer from some form of lung disease.
 
For more information, please visit www.ClimbDetroit.org or call 1.800.LUNG.USA.
 
Registration is $25 through December 31, $35 starting January 1 with a $100 donation minimum.
 
For interview and media partnership opportunities, please contact Jessie Jimenez-Schlicht at 248.784.2018 or jessie.jimenez@lung.org.