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911 Tower Challenge
Hundreds of first responders and their supporters will climb 2,071 stairs, the same number of stairs as it took to get to the top of one of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, on Saturday, September 11, at Gila River Arena.
In honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001, and in continued honor of our first responders and military who protect us from foreign and domestic threats, we gather to pay our respects at the annual 911 Tower Challenge.
The World Trade Center’s Twin Towers each consisted of 110 floors and 2071 steps, and each year thousands of people across Arizona walk, climb and run the stairs to remember. Firefighters in full gear, Police, Military and Bomb Squad personnel march steadily alongside civilians of varying ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Photographs of our fallen heroes line the stairs, and participants pause briefly to read the names to recognize the sacrifice each made while serving others. This powerful morning will reconnect you to the kindness, strength and bravery exhibited on that dark day.
Registration is $45. Proceeds benefit the 100 Club of Arizona.
To learn more about the 911 Tower Challenge, visit secure.qgiv.com.