Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

In honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001, and in continued honor of our first responders and military who protect us from foreign and domestic threats, we gather to pay our respects at the annual 911 Tower Challenge.

The World Trade Center's Twin Towers each consisted of 110 floors and 2071 steps, and each year thousands of people across Arizona walk, climb and run the stairs to remember. Firefighters in full gear, Police, Military and Bomb Squad personnel march steadily alongside civilians of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Photographs of our fallen heroes line the stairs, and participants pause briefly to read the names in recognition of the sacrifice each made while in the service of others. This powerful morning will reconnect you to the kindness, strength and bravery exhibited on that dark day. 

Together we vow to Never Forget.

Join the Tower Challenge on Tuesday, 9/11/2018 at one of the three stadiums in the following locations:


University of Arizona Football Stadium
Tucson, AZ
Start time: 6:30 AM
Stair Climb


Northern Arizona University Walkup Skydome
Flagstaff, AZ
Start time: 7:00 AM
Stair Climb or Optional Concourse Walk


Gila River Arena
Phoenix, AZ
Start time: 8:00 AM
Stair Climb or Optional Concourse Walk


“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.”
                            -President George W. Bush

2016 Tower Challenge Compilation


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