The Firefighter Challenge is a competition based on fire-fighting tasks commonly performed by firefighters in emergency situations. Spectators are encouraged to come cheer on their favorite city as local firefighters from across the Valley compete head-to-head in teams of three to see which department is the fastest and the fittest. Awards will be given to the top finishers and the firefighters will be available for photos after the event.
Calling all CrossFit junkies and extreme sports enthusiasts: Let’s WOD! New this year, the Civilian Challenge offers individual participants the ability to compete on the same course as the fittest firefighting athletes. Competitors will run up stairs with a water hose, lower the hose several floors, move a steel bar with a mallet, fire a blazing water hose at a small target and haul a 185 pound full-sized dummy 100 feet while wearing a hard hat weighted pack.
Also taking place is the 34th Annual StairClimb event, in which participants conquer more than 35 floors of the Snell & Wilmer building at the Arizona Center. Teams are encouraged, but individuals may participate as well. Those who are not looking for an athletic event but still wish to support the cause can join as “no-sweat” climbers and help fundraise to cure CF without taking a step.
Attendees and kids of all ages will enjoy the morning festivities including food and beverage, games, kid’s corner, plus music and massages in the courtyard of the Arizona Center in Downtown Phoenix.
Funds raised during the StairClimb, Firefighter Challenge and Civilian Challenge will be put to work in laboratories, where researchers are working to find a cure for this genetic disease affecting the lives of more than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States.
WHEN: Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Registration: 8:00 – 9:00 AM
StairClimb Event: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Firefighter Challenge: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Civilian Challenge: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
WHERE: Arizona Center
400 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix AZ, 85004
Van Buren & 5th Street, Downtown Phoenix
COST: StairClimb: Individual Entry Fee: $25, Minimum Fundraising Amount: $75
Civilian Challenge: Individual Entry Fee: $75, Minimum Fundraising Amount: $750