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WHY WE CLIMB

Each year, approximately 100 Firefighters die while serving their communities. Many more die from cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, stroke, and other injuries and illnesses suffered as a result of their service. We can work together to honor these sacrifices and care for the Firefighters who assume these risks and the families who share them.

Join this living memorial on September 7th, 2019 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for the 18th anniversary commemoration of 9/11/01. Firefighters, Police Officers, Military Personnel, and Civilians will join together in a spirit of remembrance and courage to honor the memories of those lost 18 years ago. Teams and individuals will climb 110 flights of stairs, the same number as in the twin towers, wearing the name of a fallen Emergency Responder whose life was lost on that day. We climb in memory, and to honor each of the fallen 343 FDNY, 23 NYPD, and 37 Port Authority heroes, and to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by Firefighters everywhere.

About The SD911MSC

The only event of its kind in the region, the San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a unique and powerful experience shared by thousands of patriots every year. Annually, hundreds of Firefighters, Public Safety Officers, civilians, and family members gather at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront to honor the memories of the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and to create an experience none of us will ever forget.


Choosing A Hero To Climb In Honor Of

The SD911MSC sells out at 1,300 participants. Each climber selects one of the 403 first responders (343 FDNY, 47 PAPD, 23 NYPD) who died on 9/11 to climb in honor of. For all 403 heroes we use their professional New York safety agency head shot to display on the climber badges. If you wish to use a different photo for your hero we suggest you print it out on your own and bring it with you the day of the climb. You can easily slide your picture into the lanyard and display it. We do not grant requests to change hero's head shots. We appreciate your understanding.


2019 REGISTRATION

PRICE INCREASES AND DATES
Early Bird Registration
Friday, 5/10 - Friday, 5/31
$40.00 Kids (age 5-13)
$50.00 Virtual Climber
$50.00 Public Safety
$60.00 Adult (age 14+)
Regular Registration
Saturday, 6/1 - Saturday, 8/31 at 5:00 p.m.
(or until event sells out...whichever comes first)
$45.00 Kids (age 5-13)
$50.00 Virtual Climber
$80.00 Public Safety
$90.00 Adult (age 14+)
On Site
$110.00 Kids (age 5-13)
$110.00 Public Safety
$110.00 Adult (age 14+)

Public Safety ID must be presented at event check-in on the morning of 9/7/2019.
With all the above registrations, there is a suggested fundraising goal of $110.

Priority start times are given to top fundraisers, not climbers who sign up during early bird Registration, or “first come first served” basis! If you want to ensure you absolutely get your desired start time, you’ve got to work for it. $110 is a great place to start!

Parking at the Hilton Bayfront is $11 self-parking and $16 for valet. San Diego Convention Center for $15 per day. Additional parking information please visit parkopedia.com. You can also take the Trolley the Imperial Transit Center and walk the Hilton.


EVENT SCHEDULE

7:00 am Climber Check-in Begins
8:00 am Food Trucks are open for service
8:10 am Opening Ceremony
8:46 am Honor Team #1 begins to climb
9:00 am Kid Zone is open
9:03 am Honor Team #2 begins to climb
9:37 am Honor Team #3 begins to climb
9:58 am Honor Team #4 begins to climb
10:03 am Honor Team #5 begins to climb
10:00 am Beer Garden opens
10:28 am Honor Team #6 begins to climb
11:00 am Band begins
3:00 pm Beer Garden closes

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2018 Video

Official 2018 SD911MSC Video:


2017 Video

Official 2017 SD911MSC Video

2017 FOX5 30 Sec Promo

Fox5 Registration and Award Video

2017 SD911MSC - Chaplain Mickey Stonier

2017 SD911MSC - Last Alarm Bell Ringing, Jim Kline

2017 SD911MSC - Pipes & Drums, Amazing Grace

2017 SD911MSC - God Bless America, Jessica Lerner

2017 SD911MSC - Last Alarm Bell Ringing, Thank You

2017 SD911MSC - Honor Team 1: Carl's Climbers

2017 SD911MSC - Honor Team 2: Preferred Climbers

2017 SD911MSC - Honor Team 3: Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters Local 4349

2017 SD911MSC - Volunteer Fundraisers, Team Vasquez

2017 SD911MSC - Honor Team 4: Ignosci Posse

2017 SD911MSC - Honor Team 5: Team Eagles - Jeff Gray, DDS

2017 SD911MSC - Honor Team 6: 81 Get It Done


2017 Published Articles

Thousands honor 9/11 victims and their families during memorial stair climb

Hundreds take part in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

9/11 Healer to Memorial Climbers: ‘It’s OK (and Brave) to be Afraid’

Stair climbing: a way to honor FDNY firefighters fallen during 9/11

San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honors lives


2016 Video

Official 2016 SD911MSC Video


2016 Published Articles

Thousands honor 9/11 victims and their families during memorial stair climb

Hundreds take part in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

9/11 Healer to Memorial Climbers: ‘It’s OK (and Brave) to be Afraid’

Stair climbing: a way to honor FDNY firefighters fallen during 9/11

San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honors lives


2015 Video

Official 2015 SD911MSC Video


2015 Published Articles

San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sets Record - by Bob Graham, Firehouse.com

San Diego Firefighter 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb will honor those lost in 2001 attacks - KUSI

Stair climb will honor 9/11 emergency responders Saturday - Fox 5

110-story stair climb honors 9/11 first responders - Fox 5

San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honors victims - CBS Channel 8

Climbing stairs to honor, help, 9/11 responders - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Stair climb event held to honor firefighters, police and other emergency personnel killed on 9/11 - 10 News

9-11 MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB TO HONOR RESPONDERS BREAKS FUNDRAISING RECORDS - San Diego 6 CW

San Diego Firefighters, Others Climb Stairs to Honor First Responders Killed on 9/11

YPG firefighters climb stairs to honor their fallen brethren


2014 News Coverage of the Event

KUSI News

10 News

CBS 8


2014 Published Articles

Bob Graham Article, First Responder Broadcast Network

BreitBart.com

Ken Stone Youtube

Times Of San Diego

Shadow Works Website writeup


2014 Videos

Official 2014 SD911MSC Video

Frog X Sky Divers Drop In On The Climb

KSON Morning Show, John & Tammy climb 7 flights of stairs


2012 Videos

Official 2012 SD911MSC Video


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