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2021 Richmond 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb & Public Safety Fair

The 10th Annual Richmond 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will be held at a new location, to properly adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. Hundreds of participants are registered to climb the stairs at the City Stadium (Address: 3201 Maplewood Avenue) on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The event honors and remembers the 343 FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives on September 11, 2001, so that others may live. Each participant will pay tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.

Here is an outline of the event schedule:

7-8 a.m. Walk-up registration

8:30 a.m. Ceremony begins

9 a.m. Stair Climb begins

Anyone still interested in participating can sign up for $40 during the walk-up registration period. Cash, card, check and payments via Venmo will be accepted.

This year’s ceremony will feature remarks from several individuals including Mayor Levar Stoney and Fire Chief Melvin Carter. They will also participate in the Memorial Stair Climb. The guest speaker will be retired Deputy Chief of DC Fire and EMS Michael Donlon.

September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. On the National Day of Service and Remembrance, the City of Richmond will also hold a Public Safety Fair at the City Stadium – while the Memorial Stair Climb is taking place. Participating agencies include the Richmond Police Department, the Richmond Office of Emergency Management, the Richmond Ambulance Authority, the Richmond City Health District, the Richmond Sheriff’s Office, and the Richmond Department of Emergency Communications.

The Public Safety Fair will feature a variety of demonstrations and safety information for attendees of all ages. There will be plenty of parking, several food trucks on-site, and drink concessions available.

In addition to the Memorial Stair Climb and Public Safety Fair, the City of Richmond has also planned several volunteer projects for the public to engage. Please go to the following link to learn more and register to serve –

2021 Richmond 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb & Public Safety Fair graphic