Saturday, September 29, 2012

2012 Tunnel to Towers Run - RESULTS - Brooklyn to Manhattan

The annual Tunnel to Towers Run take place in New York City Sunday, Sept. 30th, starting in Brooklyn and going to Manhattan through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. You can find information at the official Tunnel to Towers Run Web site, including how to get to the start in Brooklyn and how to register on-site the morning of the race.

[UPDATE: You can find Tunnel to Towers results here for the Sept. 30th NYC race.]

Tunnel to Towers Run - logo

The run, which is 5K, starts at 9:30 a.m. Because of the large number of people running in the race (and the fact that the runners have to run through a tunnel), this is not a race for someone looking to set a PR. Unless you're starting near the front of the pack, you'll likely have slow going much of the race.

For more information on the race, including maps of the start and finish areas, see the Tunnel to Towers Run FAQ page.

The Tunnel to Towers Run is in honor of NYC firefighter Stephen Siller, who was off duty on 9/11/01 when he heard of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He headed to his firehouse to get his gear and head for the fire, and since all tunnels and bridges were closed to traffic after the attacks, Siller ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and to the World Trade Center... wearing his full firefighter gear. Sadly, Stephen Siller did not survive.

Besides the race, the Tunnel to Towers Run concludes with a big outdoor party near the finish line, with free food, live entertainment, and lots more.

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