2017-09-07 / Top News

Hit the stairs in memory of fallen heroes


Climbing up, left, and exiting the down stairwell, right, during the inaugural Naples 9/11 Memorial Stair Run. The second annual run takes place Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Greater Naples YMCA. 
COURTESY PHOTOS Climbing up, left, and exiting the down stairwell, right, during the inaugural Naples 9/11 Memorial Stair Run. The second annual run takes place Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Greater Naples YMCA. COURTESY PHOTOS Join the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, North Collier Fire Rescue District and the Greater Naples YMCA for the second annual Naples 9/11 Memorial Stair Run on Sunday morning, Sept. 10, at the Y. The course goes up the west staircase, across the rooftop and down the east staircase. Participants can choose to do one lap or as many as 17 as a tribute to the 343 firefighters, 63 police offices and eight EMTs who gave the ultimate sacrifice on Sept. 11, 2001.

The 8 a.m. opening ceremony on the baseball field will include the Ringing of the Bell by NCFRD, a helicopter flyover by CCSO and singing of the National Anthem. The stair run will begin at 8:50 a.m. Refreshments will be served at 10 a.m. Registration is $25 in advance, $35 on Sept. 10 ($50 for a group of family members). A limited number of Naples 9/11 Memorial Stair Run T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sign up at www.eventbrite.com or for more information, visit www.greaternaplesymca.org. ¦

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