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September 11, 2018

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa

111 Richman Street

Black Hawk, CO 80422

Registration fees are Adult $25/Student $15. To receive student pricing, please email rblondo@cityofblackhawk.org to receive a discount code. 


9:00 AM - Check-In at the Ameristar

9:30 AM - Ceremony and Moment of Silence

9:45 AM - Climb Begins

Finish - Check-Out, Raffle, Gift Bag


On-site registration will also be available the day of the event. A maximum of 100 participants will be allowed in the stairwell at one time.

Participants must check in and sign liability waiver and wear wristband for the duration of the climb. Participants will receive a free t-shirt at check-in. Once finished, participants must visit the check-out table to receive raffle ticket and gift bag. Raffle drawings will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. Participants need not be present to win.

Discounted room rates are available at the Ameristar for participants. To take advantage of this special rate, please make reservations online using code STCI18A for discounted $99 rate on 9/10/18.


9/11 Tribute to a Heroic Journey

The City of Black Hawk 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a way for first responders and the general public to remember September 11, 2001, honor the memory of those who were lost, and support a worthwhile cause. Your individual tribute not only remembers their sacrifice, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Participants climb to pay tribute to the fallen 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, 8 EMT's, and 3 state officers whose photos and names line the stairwells.

Participants will climb a total of 116 floors in four laps in the Ameristar hotel tower, exceeding the total levels of the World Trade Center by six floors.  Each lap takes participants to the Ameristar's pool deck with majestic views of the area before descending back to ground level. This event is not a race, rather a gathering to honor the fallen, help those who were affected on that day, and let the world know we will never forget.

Participants should prepare for the drastic change in elevation and understand their personal limits. This is not a competition. Participants do not need to complete all four laps to participate. Event participants may choose to complete the climb wearing their uniform, bunker gear, SCBA or workout clothes, as desired. We ask that all bunker gear and SCBA is clean and carcinogen free.


Check out the fundraising incentives for stair climbers!!


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