1. Who will be allowed to participate in the climb?
Only active duty (paid, volunteer, reserve) firefighters and police officers are eligible to climb.
There are plenty of other ways to become involved in the event, CLICK HERE to find out.
2. How hard is the climb?
The climb is an extremely physically taxing event and you should consult your physician before participation.
Participation (particularly for those who decide to wear their duty gear) is not recommended if you have underlying medical conditions that affect your capacity to perform sustained physically demanding activities. See our training page for information on how to prepare for this climb.
3. Are family/friends allowed at the climb?
Family members are NOT allowed to climb, however we will have a outdoor activities area for participant guests and the general public.
4. When should I register?
Last year our registration filled up in less than 72 hours!
So the earlier you register the better. Official registration opens on June 1st. More information will be posted on the home page and our Facebook page closer to that time.
5. How do I register?
Registration is ONLINE ONLY and can be reached from the home page.
6. Are pledges required?
Our climbs primary focus is on paying tribute to our fallen heroes. Participants are encouraged, however, to gather pledges of at least $1.00 per floor. The proceeds from the pledges will be given to the participant's beneficiary of choice, decided during their registration process.
7. Can I request a name to climb with?
If one of the fallen is a family member or close friend, or you have another close tie to a fallen 9/11 police or fire member, company or station that was lost, please mention this during the registration process and follow up with the Participant Director. We may be able to accomodate your request. For the most part, the names are randomly selected and passed out during the registration process on the morning of the event.
8. Can I register an entire team at one time?
Up to 10 people can be registered at one time.
9. How are the teams/companies selected?
Every effort will be made to put members of the same department in teams that are fashioned after the crews that responded on September 11th. Participants will be grouped together with others from your department, and a team member will be randomly selected to fill the role of team leader for the climb.
10. Will donations be accepted at the event?
Yes. Cash or check made out to one of our beneficiaries; Memo: Dallas Stair Climb. There will also be a staffed table at the climb with information about our beneficiaries.
11. Will t-shirts be available for sale at the event?
Yes. Several different t-shirt designs will be available: one design will only be provided to those who climb. The other design will be available for pre-event sale and at the climb. Check our store for more information closer to the climb.