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September 11, 2019

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa

111 Richman Street

Black Hawk, CO 80422



8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Onsite Registration

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

Post-Climb Reception

Registration fees are Adult $25/Student $15 

Participants must check in and sign liability waiver. Participants will receive a free t-shirt and raffle ticket upon check-in. Raffle drawings will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. Participants need not be present to win.

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, 10 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 Black Hawk 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. The Black Hawk climb is the highest in North America. 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. Make sure all bunker gear is clean and carcinogen free.

100% of the registration fees are donated to NFFF thanks to event sponsor, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa. Sponsorship opportunities are available.


Check out the fundraising incentive gifts!


The Stair Climbs fund the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of your local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit.

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