The 6th annual Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday, Sept. 12 will give climbers the unique opportunity to climb at Bristol Motor Speedway, the Last Great Colosseum. The event consists of individuals climbing 110 Floors, the height of the World Trade Center. Each climber will carry an ID tag of a fallen hero from 9/11, and will ring a bell to announce the name of their hero.

Since the event’s inception in the Tri-Cities, nearly $150,000 has been raised for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The proceeds benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the programs provided by the NFFF to support our nation’s fallen firefighters.

By relocating our event to a large outdoor facility and by implementing procedures including hand sanitizing stations, social distancing, and masks being worn in common areas, we are planning the event with safety at the forefront. 

“The Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is an opportunity for anyone in the community to demonstrate respect and admiration for these courageous men who gave their lives trying to save others. We are excited to work with Bristol Motor Speedway to show the community that we will NEVER FORGET,” said Andrew Catron, climb coordinator. 

“We are honored to have Bristol Motor Speedway serve as the location for this year’s Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager, Bristol Motor Speedway. “We are proud to do our part to help pay tribute and remember all of the men and women who selflessly gave their lives while trying to save others at the World Trade Center on that fateful September day in 2001.”

The event is limited to 343 climbers, and more information can be found by clicking here