The Tunnel to Towers Run was created to honor the life and legacy of 9/11 hero Stephen Siller, FDNY and his 342 brothers that sacrificed their lives to save others. On September 11, 2001, 34-year old firefighter Stephen Siller took his final heroic steps as he ran with 65 lbs of gear strapped on his back through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center to help save others. The Tunnel to Towers Run in NYC retraces Stephen’s footsteps on that fateful day. In running along his path, runners honor not only Stephen but also his firefighter brothers and all those who perished on 9/11. They will never be forgotten!
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has extended this run into a national event and has placed Savannah, GA among other cities on its map. All proceeds from the Tunnel to Towers Run Savannah will go directly to “Building for America’s Bravest” through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. These funds will be designated specifically to building “Smart Homes” for two severely wounded veterans in Georgia; SFC Mike Schlitz, US Army (Columbus, GA) and Cpl. Todd Love, USMC (Atlanta, GA).
The 5K run will begin at 8 a.m. at Orleans Square in historic downtown Savannah, Ga., located at Barnard St. (between Perry St. and Hull Street). Registration for the Tunnel to Towers Run Savannah is available online at www.t2trun.org, www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/t2t or in person at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, located at 3405 Waters Avenue in Savannah.