9/11 virtual stair climb event

In previous years, Eastern Kentucky University would host a 9/11 stair climb at Keene Hall that honors those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Keene Hall would also light up red, white and blue. 

Eastern Kentucky University Student Life & First Year Experience invites everyone to join in remembering those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, by participating in a virtual stair climb event.

In previous years, EKU has hosted a 9/11 stair climb at Keene Hall that honors those who lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon building and the crash of United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. Due to COVID-19, this event has changed and moved virtually.

There are several ways to participate in this year's event to receive the giveaways. To enter for the giveaways, you can do one of the following:

  1. Walk 7,920 steps in one day, and capture it on your pedometer. This is to symbolize the steps needed to walk up and down both Twin Towers. Take a screenshot or picture of your steps and email the photo to nikki.hart@eku.edu to record your information. This challenge will take place between September 7th-14th. After you submit your participation, check your email for times to pickup your giveaway in Powell 152, following the event.

  2. On Friday, Sept. 11, from 6 a.m. -10 p.m. participants can visit the Student Recreation Center and use the stair master machine to climb 110 stories, or 1,980 stairs, to symbolize the flights of stairs that first responders climbed in the World Trade Centers on 9/11. Upon completion, participants will receive a Campus Recreation water bottle and towel, while supplies last. Click here to register with Campus Recreation.

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