Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk Sunday

For those of you looking for a somewhat unique race, check out the Tunnel to Towers Run this Sunday. It's a bit pricey at this point ($50 after today), but the race, about 5K, heads through the Battery Tunnel into Manhattan. From the Web site:

"Stephen Siller,
beloved husband and father of five, was a firefighter from Squad 1, Park Slope Brooklyn. On 9/11, he was off-duty, and on his way to golf with his 3 older brothers.

When Stephen heard on his scanner that the World Trade Center had been hit, he turned his vehicle around and headed towards the site. When his truck was prohibited from entering the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, typically of him, he raced on foot towards the site with his gear strapped to his back.

He was last seen alive on West and Liberty Streets where he, more than likely, went looking for his Squad, all of whom perished. The Tunnel to Towers Run retraces Stephen's footsteps on that fateful day.

In running along his path, we honor the memory of all the Firefighters, Police, and EMS workers who performed their duty that day. In running this race, we are reclaiming still another part of the city for all our heroes and for all of those who died on 9/11."

Start time is 9:30 a.m. in Red Hook. More than 20,000 are expected, according to this press release.

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