World Trade Center – Freedom Tower Stair Climb


On September 11, 2001,

Stephen Siller had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn. He was on his way home when his scanner told of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers. When he heard the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and returned to Squad 1 to get his gear.

Stephen drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it was already closed. He strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, rushed on foot through gridlocked traffic and ran from the Tunnel to the Towers where he gave up his life while saving others.

Every year since a commemorative run has been held in his honor retracing his steps from the tunnel to the where the towers once stood.

This year will be quite different – on opening day of the observation deck there will be a stair climb run from the lobby to the top…90 flights / 180 flights / 1970 steps.

I am honored to be participating in the inaugural race to the top of One World Trade.

Distance = 180 flights    Suggested Minimum Donation $180.00

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