Saturday, February 7, 2009
We hope you are training appropriately to avoid injuries during this challenge. Training in a safe, well ventilated stairwell is ideal. Utilizing a stair master at your gym is another alternative. Pacing yourself during the stair climb is key to a successful completion. At least two days before the event, drink plenty of water and continue hydrating throughout the climb. Water stations will be strategically placed in the stairwells during the event so that you will stay hydrated for your climb to the 42nd floor. You may bring a heart rate monitor if you wish.
Training Opportunity at the Bank of America Tower
Registered participants may begin training at the Bank of America Tower (50 N. Laura Street) on Wednesdays from 5 a.m. -7 a.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-12p.m. beginning September 3, 2008. Security will have a list of registered participants only.
To learn more training and fitness tips from
Jacksonville Jaguars Head Athletic Trainer, Mike Ryan visit
You have received access to MRS, our fundraising tool, as a part of the e-mail confirmation of your registration. This is a user friendly tool and a great way to gain support from your friends and family in this event. We encourage you to fund raise over and above the $100 fundraising minimum. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The American Lung Association ® is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization.
Registration fees and donations are NON-REFUNDABLE and if you are unable to meet the fundraising minimum ($100 plus $50 registration fee), you will not be reimbursed for your fundraising.
Please make checks payable to the American Lung Association of Florida.
Please arrive at least one hour prior to your start time and be sure to visit the "Timing Chip Table" near the registration table to check in.
Start times and bib numbers will be e-mailed to each participant approximately ONE week prior to the event, so it is important you include your e-mail address when registering. Start times will be assigned as you register. Therefore, those registering first will have the earlier start times. The climb actually begins at 8 a.m. and start times will be assigned in 10-20 second intervals.
Your timing chip will coincide with your start time and bib number and will be distributed to you the morning of the event at the "Timing Chip Table."
Your bib (which must be worn and prominently displayed on your person during the climb) will be given to you when you pick up your timing chip. Please leave all other personal belongings at home as we will not be responsible for them, nor will they be allowed in the stair well. However, firefighters and police may climb in full gear if they so desire.
Teams must consist of THREE or more people. Those wishing to climb consecutively with their team members must all register together, or one after the other online, but the TEAM CAPTAIN must register first before the other team members.
All climbers should be in numerical bib order prior to your start time. Line monitors will assist you. Climbers proceed in 10-20 second intervals. Climbing a stairwell multiple times, or going "down the stairs" is strictly prohibited. While climbing, if you notice that you are "faster" than other participants, please PASS ON THE OUTSIDE.
You may run, you may walk, but please don't crawl! Please remember that the Bank of America Tower is a combination of offices, parking and recreational facilities. If you must exit in case of an emergency or you are unable to complete the climb, please seek security, volunteer or medical staff for assistance to be properly escorted. DO NOT EXIT ANY FLOOR WITHOUT SECURITY PERSONNEL.
Climb Jacksonville is a professionally timed and ranked event. On the morning of the event, participants will be provided with a timing chip. On event day, participants are required to pick up their timing chip at least ONE hour prior to their start time. The timing chip attaches to the ankle using an elastic band. Failure to wear the timing chip during the event will prevent the participant from being timed and ranked for the event. At the finish line, all timing chips and elastic bands must be returned. Participants will be billed $30 for any un-returned timing chip and elastic band.
The American Lung Association of Florida will not be responsible for any items that are lost.
Pledge Turn-In Options
You may track your individual fundraising or team fundraising totals by logging in from the homepage.
We accept: Cash, Personal/Business Checks (payable to: American Lung Association of Florida), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Monday, January 26th - Online registration is CLOSED! You can still register over the phone by calling (904)743-2933 Ext. 18
Friday, January 30th - Minimum fundraising in DUE! In order to be entered into Climb Jacksonville, you have to have raised at least the $100 minimum fundraising amount by this date.
Saturday, February 7th - An opportunity to turn in any additional pledges above your $100 minimum fundraising amount. Collected pledges can be turned in at the "Pledge Turn-In Table" near the registration table.
Friday, February 27th - You may continue to collect pledges even after event day. February 27th is the last day to turn in all money in order to be eligible for the incentive prizes.
Donations (no cash) may be mailed to:
American Lung Association of Florida
Attn: Climb Jacksonville
5526 Arlington Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Pledges may also be dropped off at our office at any time Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. until Wednesday, February 4, 2008
American Lung Association of Florida
5526 Arlington Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
**NOTE: we are moving in mid-September 2008 and our new address will posted at that time.
** You may also continue to pledge to participants online by visiting the "Sponsor a Climber" link.
It is suggested that you wear comfortable clothing, appropriate for an intense cardio workout. The event t-shirt provided to you may be worn, however, is not required, nor recommended as 100% cotton does not "breathe" well. Proper shoes are essential. Running, walking or cross training shoes are key to a successful climb. Don't forget your team pride and spirit!
YOUR BIB NUMBER MUST BE DISPLAYED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE EVENT. It is required that you securely attach your bib number to the front of your t-shirt with the safety pins that will be provided. Your bib number also serves as your re-entry pass into all "Participant Only" areas.
All security procedures must be followed. Security officers will be stationed throughout the building and the stairwells to ensure your safety. They will have radio communication during the event in case of an emergency.
Water stations will be located in strategic places i.e. Start Line, stairwells, Finish Line. Please remember to keep hydrated before, during and after the event.
Restrooms and Water Fountains
On the day of the event there will be appropriate signage for locations of both restrooms and water fountains.
Timing Results and Prizes
Join us for the Winners Circle Post-Event Ceremony where we will recognize the winning climbers in all age groups!
We will also be announcing the fastest firefighter to complete the climb in full gear.
Depending on what time everyone is done, we are planning to hold the ceremony around 1:00 p.m.
Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 overall finishers plus both females and males who place First, Second, and Third in the following Age Groups:
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
Fastest Team - First, second and third places (best times). Teams must consist of three or more people. Team ranking will be based on the finishing times of your top three climbers.
Largest Team Overall
Highest Fundraising Team Overall
Fastest Climber Award
Fastest Fire Fighter in full NFPA structural fire fighting gear- Male and Female
Trophies will be shipped approximately eight weeks later.