Honor Teams are awarded a very special privilege at the event as a result of remarkable fundraising or sponsorship. They are awarded a unique climb start time that coincides with a powerful 9/11/01 event. The teams that receive this honor are decided based upon the total amount a team has raised, regardless of team size, by September 5, 2017.
2017 Honor Teams Receive The Following Benefits:
Honor Start time, occurring at the same time as a powerful 9/11 event
Captain can select the music to be played during start time
Special shout out by the event emcee
Carry a US flag into stairwell to be planted next to their team poster