Tunnel Run

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will host the 2014 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller. Siller was a New York City firefighter who strapped on 60 pounds of gear and ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel all the way to Ground Zero, where he gave up his life saving others on September 11, 2001. Join more than 2,000 people as they pay homage to Siller and to all first responders and military who lost their lives on 9/11 by either walking or running. Proceeds benefit the most catastrophically injured service heroes, including quadruple and triple amputees, who have made extraordinary sacrifices to defend our freedom. Funds raised will go to building Smart Homes enabling them to live more independent lives thanks to interactive technology. If you're currently a firefighter or a first responder, you can participate in the First Responder Team Competition, where two awards are given out for teams wearing turnout gear (no boots or tanks) or uniforms. A team of five firefighters and five first responders who participate in the competition with the fastest times will win awards and have them displayed at their station. The run/walk will start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 10:30 a.m. at Huizenga Park, located at 32 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Register online through Eventbrite for $25 for adults and $15 for ages 14 to 17. Children 13 and younger are admitted free. If you register in person the day of the race, there is a $5 surcharge for credit cards. Visit tunnel2towers.org.
Sat., Sept. 13, 7:30-10:30 a.m., 2014
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