Looking for a different type of virtual challenge?
Introducing Climb21 - a chance to “travel” the world on your terms with the American Lung Association and raise funds to help end COVID-19 and support lung disease research, education and advocacy. For 21 days (May 2 through May 22), join us as we “climb” the steps of famous landmarks across the globe and in your own backyard.
Using our updated Fight For Air Climb app’s Activity Tracker* (available for Apple and Android devices), you can track your steps and raise money to earn great prizes while participating in Climb21, our new and exciting way to “travel” and train around the world. Complete local landmarks, take a road trip across the country or explore the world with beautiful and historic locations. The more funds you raise and steps you take for our mission, the more well-traveled you’ll be. From a Localista to a high-skies Jet-Setter to a worldly Globetrotter , you can climb the same number of steps as iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Grand Canyon and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world (a towering 2,909 steps).
Where are we headed?
Each week of the Climb21 challenge (May 2 through May 22), you’ll receive an Adventure Map with seven locations for the week - a mix of local, national and international landmarks! Pick and choose your favorites from the list (or do them all) and start working your way toward our Climb21 Adventure Clubs.
Here’s a preview of some of the 21 locations you’ll be able to climb…
International Climb Landmark Teaser:
Niesen Railway, Switzerland: 11,674 steps
Experience Level: Expert
Fun Fact: The Niesen Railway is the longest staircase in the world.
National Climb Landmark Teaser:
One World Trade Center, New York City: 2,226 steps
Experience Level: Advanced
Fun Fact: In addition to the many green features, the entire site was specially constructed to collect rainwater to help care for the plaza’s greenery, cool the building, and replenish the memorial fountain.
Local Climb Landmark Teaser:
Industrial National Bank Building (a.k.a. the “Superman Building”), Downtown Providence: 676 steps
Experience Level: Beginner
Fun Fact: The Superman Building got its nickname from its resemblance to the Daily Planet building in the Superman comic books. It’s also the tallest building in Rhode Island and the 28th tallest building in New England.
Register today and choose the "Climb Your Way" option at FightForAirClimb.org/providence to start your journey!