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9/11 Tower Challenge

20th anniversary

9/11 Tower Challenge

20th anniversary

Key Event Information

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We look forward to seeing you Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Gila River Arena.

Timeline of event:

For directions and more information on how to get to Gila River Arena click here.

Event parking: Lot G

Lot G is located off of Maryland Avenue. Please note that buses should park in lot G. Parking is free for this event.

Venue doors open: 7:00AM

Guest will enter the venue through gate 4.

Walk-up registration: Begins at 6:30AM

The walk- up registration table will be located on the plaza near gate 4. Please note that guests registering the day of the event will need to register on their personal mobile devices upon arrival.

Pre-registered participant sign-in: Begins at 6:30AM

The sign-in table for pre-registered guests will be located on the plaza near gate 4

Registration/ sign-in closes: 8:00AM

Tower Challenge Commences: 8:00AM

What to wear: Participants are encouraged to wear athletic clothes including sneakers or comfortable closed toe shoes. Firefighters are welcome to wear full gear during the climb to honor those who were lost. First responders are encouraged to wear their uniforms.

Prohibited items and bag policy:

For this event, first responders, including firemen, who are participating in the challenge are welcome to wear their full gear. Please note that all other guests entering the building must abide by the venues prohibited items regulations and bag policy.

Bag Policy

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For the full list of prohibited items, please click here.

What to expect:

The Tower Challenge will commence promptly at 8:00AM. Participants completing the stair challenge will climb 110 floors and 2071 steps to remember all those who were lost. Firefighters in full gear, Police, Military and Bomb Squad personnel will march alongside civilians of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  Families and friends of the participants are welcome to attend to support their loved ones.

Guests who are unable to participate in the stair challenge are welcome to walk laps around the concourse to honor those who were lost. All participants who complete the challenge are invited to ring a bell on stage after completion of the course. 

After completing the challenge, participants will be directed up to gate 7 located on the main concourse for complimentary food and beverages supplied by Rudy’s, First Watch, Whataburger, and Pepsico.

We look forward to seeing you there!