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Heroes for History Stair Challenge

September 7

Heroes for History Stair Challenge

The Heroes for History Stair Challenge ” is a 5K competitive run/fun walk with Galena’s iconic Green Street stairs as the major obstacle on the event route. The event commemorates the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and also honors the brave, selfless men and women who protect us every day. Net proceeds from “Heroes for History” will be split between the Historical Society and Galena-based first responder agencies. Neighbors from communities throughout the area are invited to participate – as race/fun run participants, “ghost” fundraisers or spectators. Many will want to be there simply to say “thank you.”

The “Heroes for History” competitive course measures out to five kilometers, but this is unlike any 5K you’ve ever run. Competitors will be doing 7 laps – that’s up the Green Street steps starting at Bench Street, turning right and running along Prospect Street to Spring Street, back down to Bench, and south back to the Green Street steps. Repeat six more times!


Special thanks to our Premier Gold Sponsor, the DeSoto House Hotel.

Registration for this year’s Heroes for History event is at History5k.org.


September 7


Galena History Museum
211 S. Bench Street
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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