Tampa Police contingent to take part in weekend’s Fight for Air Climb

March 19th, 2015 by Staff

Tampa Firefighters taking part in the 2014 event at the Bank of America Plaza.

(BTLS Staff) TAMPA, Fla. – A handful of Tampa Police officers will be taking part in this weekend’s most unique American Lung Association fundraiser – Fight for Air Climbs.

The event will take place on Saturday at the Bank of America Plaza at 101 East Kennedy Blvd. In Downtown Tampa. Similar ‘climbs’ will occur at various skyscrapers, stadiums and arenas across the country.

Those taking part will walk, run or race up hundreds of flights of stairs. The fundraisers are often referred to as ‘vertical road races.’

Participants use the event to stay fit, remain active and meet new friends for a great cause.

According to an American Lung Association release too many lives are lost each year to lung disease. The Fight for Air Climbs raise much needed funds for medical research.

The Bank of America Plaza has 42 flights – 914 steps – of stairs.

As organizers are quick to point out this is not your typical 5K road race. It challenges runners to scale a high-rise building.

TPD’s contingent will include detectives and supervisors from the Criminal Investigations Divisions/Major Crimes Unit.

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