The 5th Annual Fight For Air Climb
The 5th Annual Fight for Air Climb, formerly known as Tackle the Tower, will take place on February 27, 2010 at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Salt Lake City. The Fight For Air Climb is a 23 floor climb, which is a fundraiser for the American Lung Association in Utah. The funds raised help to support and sustain our programs: N-O-T on Tobacco, Open Airways for Schools, Camp Wyatt Asthma Camp, Workplace Tobacco Policies, as well as help fight for clean air.
During our event the Wells Fargo Center opens its stairwells to the ALAU and participants. Take advantage of the chance to climb the stairs of Utah's tallest building while raising money for a good cause. Since the event has a limit as to how many participants can climb, we ask each climber to raise a minimum of $100 to help support our programs.
Where and When
When: Saturday, February 27, 2010
Where: Wells Fargo Center: 299 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City
Time: 9AM-12PM
Starting times will be assigned in advance and will be emailed to participants, posted on the event web site and available at packet pick-up.

Online registration will close on February 25th at Midnight.  Individuals can register at the event for $35, but early registration is encourage to allow time for fundraising.  All registered participants will receive an event t-shirt, medal, food, drinks, goodie bag and more.

Start Times
Start times are assigned in advance and will be emailed to participants and posted on the event website.  All team members will climb in consecutive order.   CLIMBERS will be sent in to the stairwell every 10-15 seconds.  This will allow for spacing between climbers.  Once you have made it to the top plan to stick around! There will be a party going on to celebrate your climb and pass out prizes!
Pre-event Packet Pick-up
You can pick-up your event t-shirt, bib and goodie bag at the American Lung Association (1930 S. 1100 E., SLC, UT) on Thursday, February 25th from 8:00a-6:30p OR Friday, February 26th from 8:00a-6:30pm
A minimum $100 is highly encouraged for all climbers. Ask 10 friends for $10! It's EASY!
We encourage you to continue to raise donations over and above the minimum $100 until March 31, 2010, to be eligible for the outstanding incentive prizes.  In addition, for every $50 raised, your name will be entered in the day-of-event raffle.
Donations are tax-deductible. Checks should be made payable to the American Lung Association in Utah. Donations can be mailed to: American Lung Association in Utah, c/o Spencer Slade, 1930 S. 1100 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84106. When mailing, please make sure to include the climber's name so the donation is credited to the correct place!
We encourage you  to make use of the e-fundraising tools found on this website. Friends and family who support your climb can make immediate tax-deductible donations with a credit card online.
Gear Check
Do NOT bring valuable belongings to the Fight for Air Climb!. Gear check must be minimal to ensure a speedy process. Please leave any unnecessary items in the car, with your supporters or at home. 
Climbing Instructions
1. You may run. You may walk. Hand rails are on either side; you pass ONLY on the right. 
2. You are welcome to wear iPods or other media devices.  However, please keep the volume low  or one earpiece out so that you can hear if others need to pass. 
3. You will not be able to exit the stairwell during the climb.  If you need assistance, volunteers will be on the 8th and 16th floors.  Exiting is only allowed on the 1st and 23rd floor per security for the tenants of the Wells Fargo Center.
Appropriate Attire
Wear comfortable clothing, which is appropriate for a workout or run. Proper shoes are essential. Running, walking, or cross-training shoes are key to a successful climb. Bib numbers should be pinned on the front of your shirt. Anklet timers will be provided.
Water Stations
Water stations will be located on various floors throughout the stairwell and at the finish line. 
Medical Assistance
Gold Cross Ambulance will be on site for those who may need any assistance within the stairwell and at the finish line.
Age Restriction
Participants of all ages are welcome.  A parent or guardian will be asked to sign a waiver to verify that their child is healthy enough to make the climb.
Do you want your team name on the back of the event t-shirt?
Any team that raises $1,000 by February 11th will have the opportunity to have their team name printed on the back of the t-shirt.  For more details or questions, please contact Spencer Slade at 801-931-6995.