375 E Exchange St, Akron, Ohio, Summit County, United States

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Please join us as we commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and pay tribute to the first responders and civilians who died during the World Trade Center attack on September 11th. Participants will climb 78 flights of stairs, which is the furthest any firefighter got that day. For those who want the extra challenge, participants can then decide to continue the course to climb all 110 stories. 

This event is not only firefighters, but for the entire community and we invite anyone over the age of 18 who is up for the challenge to participate with us on 9/11.

All funds that are raised will be used to support our local Safety Forces Support Center.

All participants will receive 4 reserved, lower-level tickets to the 3:30PM game against Temple following the Stair Climb event, courtesy of the University of Akron.

Akronym Brewing will be hosting us after the event. All stair climb participants will receive 20% off at Akronym the day of the event. You must show your event wristband to receive the discount.

  • Check in will begin at 0730
  • Program will begin at 0830 and the stair climb will start at 0846 - the time the first jetliner struck the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
  • WEARING GEAR OR WEIGHT IS NOT REQUIRED. Dress comfortably for the climb and weather.
    • Firefighters - if you are going to wear gear, you must bring your own, none will be provided. Additional tools are not permitted.
    • Civilians may wear weighted vests or backpacks. These items will not be provided.
  • All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and finisher medal.
  • Spectators are welcome and will have a designated seating area.
  • The course will close by 1100 for preparation for the Zips home game against Temple

For volunteer information, please click HERE to go to the volunteer link or contact Joe Shumaker

For sponsorship information, please contact Lori Pesci


Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

    Activity Starts: 9/11/2022 08:46 - Activity Ends: 9/11/2022 12:00
    Registration opens : 6/4/2022 20:30
    Activity type: Walking only
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 6/4/2022 20:30
      Registration closes : 9/11/2022 11:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74

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