(9/11 annual event)....It is the Imperial County 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
It is held at the local Fairgrounds every year. The event was not held last year due to the pandemic. The event honors those who lost their lives in the Sepotember 11, 2011 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York. During the event local community members climb the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs in the Grandstands at the Fairgrounds. Those who do not want to climb the stairs can choose to do two laps around the track in front of the Grandstands. The walk also equals the 1,980 steps of the 110 flkights of stairs climbed by rescuers during the 9/11 attack. Donations are taken and go to the programs of the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and to programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Similar events are held across the country in September.