Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Little Rock 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb?
Visit our ABOUT page for more information.
Is this climb affiliated with any other stair climbs?
We are affiliated with other sanctioned climbs of the Association of Memorial Stair Climbs. Visit their website at:
www.memorialstairclimbs.com for more information about sanctioned and affiliated climbs.
Where does the money that climbers collect go?
While fundraising is not a major objective of our event, participants are encouraged to help raise support for our beneficiaries - non-profits that support the families and departments who have suffered a loss. Visit our beneficiaries’ page to find out more about this years' beneficiary.
Why 110 floors?
The World Trade Center Twin Towers were 110 floors tall. Did the firefighters climb to the 110 floor? No, however, they would have it they needed to. This is just one of many symbolic elements of our climb.
I want to help support this event, how can I do that?
This event could not happen if it weren't for the support of our volunteers, partners and sponsors. There are many ways to help support this event - but all involve giving. See our contact page to email a director or coordinator about the way you are interested in participating.
Who runs this event?
The Little Rock 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is planned by a volunteer committee that consists of directors and coordinators all dealing with multiple parts of this event. These high level volunteers oversee the planning process to ensure a successful event and operate the event on the day of. Each individual spends a lot of time planning, meeting, and organizing each event beginning in January for that year's climb.
Who do I talk to if I have any questions?
Should you not find the answer to your question on our website, feel free to contact us through our Facebook or Instagram page. You can also find contact information for specific Directors and Coordinators on the Contact page.
Who can climb?
Anyone over the age of 18 that is medically cleared to climb. Please make sure you are physically able to safely participate in this event prior to registering.
How many climbers are there?
The number of climbers will be capped at 343, the number of fallen firefighters from 9/11. We will have an alternate pool in the event that one of the 343 registered climbers can not make the event.
How fast do I have to climb the 110 floors?
The Little Rock 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a Memorial event and not a race. The event is not timed in any manner.
Do I have to wear my bunker gear/ duty gear?
This is optional. Firefighters will be allowed to climb with their own SCBA and high rise pack. Law Enforcement and EMT’s will be allow to use duty gear.
What is an alternate?
Alternates are individuals who complete the registration process and fill-in as needed to help us ensure that we have all 343 first responders represented on the day of the climb.
If I register as an alternate, am I guaranteed to climb?
The Little Rock 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb guarantees every registered alternate will climb at the event. However, we cannot guarantee you will be provided with a tag to climb for a fallen hero. Once we reach the 343 climbers, alternates climbers will began. You will be notified if you are an alternate.
Do I need to train for this climb? And what can I do to prepare for this event?
Yes... We will have info out soon on our FB page.
When does registration open and how much does it cost, is it refundable?
Registration is $45 and opens on May 1st. Registration costs pay for event expenses (t-shirts, challenge coins, drinks, snacks, insurance, tents, signs, etc.) and remaining funds will be distributed to our beneficiaries. As a non-profit organization, we strive to spend wisely and our goal is to be able to make an impact with our donations to our beneficiaries. Unfortunately, because we use this money to pay for event operational expenses tickets are non-refundable.
I'm coming from out-of-town, is there a place I can stay for cheap?
We will attempt to secure lodging at a discounted rate for participants nearest our event as possible. Information will be posted on our Facebook and Climber Info page as it becomes available.
Is fundraising required?
Although fundraising is not the main focus of our event, both event organizers and participants have recognized that a significant amount of support can be raised and positive impact made in the operations of our beneficiaries. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to raise at least $1.00 per floor.
How do climbers raise funds?
Climbers are highly encouraged to raise money via their own personal online fundraising page that is created during or immediately following the registration process. Climbers are discouraged from taking pledges in person.
Who can volunteer?
Volunteers are always welcome. We ask that if you wish to volunteer that you are at least 18 years old.
How can I volunteer?
There are many opportunities to volunteer at the climb. Please fill out form in the Contact Us page or email:
if interested in volunteering. You will be contacted prior to the event with further information.
Do I have to attend volunteer training?
It has been determined that some volunteer assignments require training beforehand to ensure the climb is successful. Depending upon what you would like to do the day of the event, you may be required to attend training.
I have a group of individuals who wish to volunteer, do you accept groups?
Groups of volunteers are accepted on a case by case basis. Please contact us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.