On September 11th, 2022, Estes Valley hosted our first ever 9/11 Memorial 5K and Stair Climb. We intend for this to be an annual event hosted every year on September 11th.
The event is to honor the lives of those lost on September 11th and support the family of firefighters across the country through the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).
Details about this year's event, including registration, will be available online after July 1 here: https://nfff.akaraisin.com/ui/estespark23
The event includes two options for activities.
The 5K is a walk or run around Lake Estes. The distance symbolizes the run that FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller made from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center where he lost his life in the service of others. You can read more about his story here: https://t2t.org/stephens-story/
The Stair Climb is at our local parking garage and you have the opportunity to climb 110 stories - the height of the World Trade Center. Participants are encouraged to climb what they can, whether that be one story or all 110. Participants of all ages are welcome to participate and climb in honor of those lost.
All funds raised support the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation. The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, they have developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and co-workers. They also work closely with the U.S. Fire Administration and other major fire service organizations to help prevent and reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries.
For questions about the event, please contact us at email@example.com.