The event commemorates the 18-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks while also honoring the brave, selfless men and women first responders who protect us every day.
The “Heroes for History Stair Challenge” is a 5K competitive run/fun walk with Galena’s iconic Green Street staircase as the defining, and most challenging, feature. At last year’s event, firefighters from departments from four states climbed those stairs – a poignant reminder of the incredible bravery first responders demonstrated as they scaled the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001.
To complete the “Heroes for History” competitive course, competitors will run seven laps – including the Green Street Staircase each lap. The fun run/walk is not timed and is just one lap… but walkers still have to scale the stairs once!
All race participants will gain free admission to the Galena Fire Department Street Dance, being held later in the evening on the Green Street Plaza and in front of City Hall. Any and all participants are also invited to dress up as their favorite hero.