WHAT: Firefighters compete in what ESPN has deemed the “Toughest Two Minutes in Sports”. More than 400 firefighters from around the world wearing full protective gear will compete by racing through a challenging course of fire ground tasks. The event is free to attend for all ages. There will also be several exhibition runs including the Code 3 for a Cure team made up of cancer survivors.
- Kid’s Challenge - “little firefighters” can run a smaller version of the event (ages 3-11)
- Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Demonstrating Hands Only CPR
- Classic Car and Fire Truck Show
- Community Awareness Fair
- Vendor Booths and Food Trucks
WHO: Firefighters from around the world
WHEN: Tuesday, October 22 through Sunday, October 27, 2013
Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno will sing the National Anthem at 11am, October 26. Stratosphere Pin Up™ Starlet Claire Sinclair will conduct an Autograph Signing at 11:30 am, October 26.
PRELIMINARY Competition, Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30pm
FINALS held on Saturday, October 26 AND Sunday, October 27 starting at 11am
WHERE: Parking lot directly across Las Vegas Blvd from the Stratosphere Tower 2121 Las Vegas Blvd. South
**Parking is available in the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower parking garage
CONTACT: Media please contact Robert “Jake” Jacobsmeyer at 702-419-5247 or email him at [email protected]
The Scott Firefighter World Challenge XXII is an International Firefighter and physical endurance competition that promotes the physical fitness of firefighters. The World Challenge is part of the Challenge tour that is held all over the United States throughout the year. The public is encouraged to come and watch for FREE as firefighters from around the world compete in exciting Individual, Tandem, and Relay Team races, through five firefighting tasks.
About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere a production show, PIN UP™, and late night live musical entertainment from David Perrico- Pop Evolution twice a month. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).
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