9-11 Grand Stair Challenge & Community Remembrance - 4th Annual

Monday, September 11, 2017 in Hot Springs, SD at At The Foot Of The Battle Mountain Grand (VA) staircase, near 1510 National Avenue


  • Grand Stair Challenge
    Free RegistrationSuggested $10 DonationPurchase Shirts & Dog Tags On Step 2

    » Goal of 15 flights (one World Trade tower) (through 9/9 at 11:59 PM US/Mountain)
    » Goal of 30 flights (two towers) (through 9/9 at 11:59 PM US/Mountain)
    » Other (indicate your goal number of flights on step 2) (through 9/9 at 11:59 PM US/Mountain)
    15 times up and down = 2115 steps (equivalent to climbing up and down one World Trade tower).
    30 times up and down = 4230 steps = two towers.
    Grand Stair Challenge Registration


  • COMBO SAVINGS Registration
    Includes Donation, Dog Tag & Crew Shirt

    » $30.00 Registration (through 8/27 at 11:59 PM US/Mountain)
    COMBO Savings Registration


  • Purchase Event Merchandise
    Choose Shirt, Dog Tag or Both On Step 2

    » Choose Shirt, Dog Tag or Both On Step 2 (through 8/27 at 11:59 PM US/Mountain)
    Purchase Event Merchandise


  • Donation To Challenge Hot Springs

    » Donate Any Amount (through 9/9 at 11:59 PM US/Mountain)
    Make A Donation




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Grand Stair Chellenge

Monday, September 11th, 2017, Free stair climbing challenge and community remembrance.

Registration (Free) & sign-in: 5:45 a.m.
(Please arrive in time to sign the VA waiver: all climbers must sign the VA waiver AT the event. A parent or guardian must be at the event to sign the waiver.)
Program: 6:30 a.m.
Lap of Silence/Begin Climbing: 6:46 a.m.

Benefiting Challenge Hot Springs! Supporting active events in and around Hot Springs, South Dakota and restoring our historic staircases.

Challenge yourself to:
Climb fifteen flights (one World Trade tower)
Climb thirty flights (two towers)
Climb one flight or as many as you are able.
Cannot climb? Please join us to remember with your community

Why participate? Because strong and united people nourish a strong and united country

Participation is free but climbers MUST Register at or before the event. Donations and Early Registration Encouraged

SHIRT AND SWAG
A grand tee shirt for a grand occasion. MUST register by 8/28/17 to guarantee a shirt. NO SECOND RUN of shirts. Please climb a minimum one flight if you purchase dog tag. Anyone can buy a shirt.

FEES:
Shirt: $20.00 ($25.00 after 8/28/17, subject to availability.)
Commemorative Dog Tag: $5.00
Suggested minimum donation: $10.00
COMBO SAVINGS (advance reg only): donation, dog tag and shirt: $30.00.

Climb the VA steps 1 time, 15 times, 30 times or as many as you can climb. *15 times up and down=2115 steps, equivalent to climbing up and down one World Trade tower. 30 up and down=4230 steps=two towers.

Not planning to climb? Please come to remember with your neighbors. Bring a camp chair and show up by 6:15 a.m.
Coffee and pastries will be available at the Mornin’ Sunshine mobile trailer.

HOW?

We suggest a $10.00 minimum donation (but any amount is greatly appreciated).

Any funds raised will support ChallengeHS: supporting active events and maintaining our historic staircases.

For more information: www.ChallengeHS.com

WHY CLIMB THE STEPS?

This free stair climbing challenge and community remembrance is designed to strengthen us in mind, body and spirit.

Can’t climb? Please join us anyway to support the climbers and to remember with your neighbors. Coffee and pastries will be available at the Mornin’ Sunshine mobile trailer.

SET A GOAL TO:

Climb the VA steps 1 time, 15 times, 30 times or as many as you can climb.

Climb one World Trade tower: *15 times up and down=2115 steps, approximately equivalent to climbing up and down one World Trade tower.

Climb two World Trade towers: *30 times up and down=4230 steps= approximately equivalent to climbing up and down one World Trade tower.

Climb at least one flight to be included in our tally and to be eligible to purchase a dog tag. Beans & Bows will engrave the back of your dog tag later with the date and number of flights you climbed.

Mornin' Sunshine Joins the 9•11 Team

For the first time, coffee and treats will be available on site. Mornin' Sunshine will bring their beautiful new mobile coffee bar and sell coffee and pastries at the event!

Commemorative Dog Tags

While supplies last, you can earn a commemorative dog tag. You MUST climb up and down at least one flight to be eligible for the dog tag, and make a minimum $5.00 donation. After the event, you may take your dog tag to Beans & Bows, 713 North River Street. Kathy will engrave the back for you, with your name, date and number of flights climbed, at no charge. Thanks Beans & Bows!

Dogs welcome!

Everyone is welcome. Bring the dogs and the kids. Dogs must be leashed and owners must be courteous to other climbers and comply with all City and Veterans Administration rules and regulations.

Shirt Style and Fit

SHIRT DESIGN IS A PROTOTYPE. ACTUAL PROPOSED COLOR IS “PREMIUM HEATHER” If all goes well, product will be the same shirt (Next Level Triblend) quality and style as 2014 and 2017 9•11 Challenge, except this year more styles are available, as shown:

NEW THIS YEAR: Ladie’s scoop neck.

STILL AVAILABLE: Men’s and Youth Crew, Men’s V-neck, and Unisex Hoodie. These are trimmer fit than typical tees, nice drape to them and the ladies liked the Men’s V just fine. The line is soft, very comfortable, even the crew

MY FIT NOTES: I am a Ladie’s Size 8/Medium. I wear a Small in these Men’s Crews and Vs. Usually Men’s smalls are sloppy on me but not these. They are neither clingy nor loose. They skim my body. I don't like a tight fit so these are perfect for me. Ladies who prefer a trimmer fit will probably prefer the Ladies Scoop neck or even the Youth XL Crew. I have not tried a scoop neck. The Hoodie (Unisex) is a trimmer fit than the Crews and Vs. It still fits me, just a bit tighter.

AVAILABILITY

Please order your shirt now. There will be NO second run of shirts. We may have a few at the event but no guarantee of size or availability and the price will be higher. THESE ARE SUCH GREAT SHIRTS to wear and wear again.

Bring the kids!

We encourage you to bring your children to observe or participate. Please, no strollers on the steps.

Questions

For event related questions please click on the "Contact the Organizers" button on the left-hand side of this page.


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