Myrtle Beach, SC - On September 11, 2011 the Myrtle Beach Fire Department and the Grand Strand Running Club will commemorate the lives lost in the attacks on September 11, 2001. The Fire Department will hold a Memorial Stair Climb at the Yachtsman North Tower and the Running Club will host a non-competitive 5K Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Walk starting and finishing at Plyler Park on Ocean Blvd.
The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will hold opening ceremonies at 8:46 AM at the Yachtsman Resort. The first firefighter will start the stair climb at 9:03 AM. 343 Firefighters, each carrying the name of a fallen firefighter, will climb 111 flights in full gear.
The 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk will start on Ocean Blvd at Mr. Joe White Ave at 7:30AM with the Finish being in Plyer Park. All participants will be across the Finish Line by 8:30AM and will be encouraged to attend the opening ceremonies of the Memorial Stair Climb. All proceeds benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the Stephen Siller Foundation and USACares.