Grab your running shoes and join the 2nd Annual Tunnel to Towers Fort Lauderdale 5K Run/Walk, presented by Patriot National Insurance Group, on Saturday, September 8, 2012. The event will include a day of family-friendly activities at Huizenga Plaza to include food trucks, games and entertainment.
Last year, the Fort Lauderdale Run/Walk was the most successful of all the community runs with more than 3,000 participants raising more than $75,000 to support the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Started in 2002, the Tunnel to Towers Run recreates the final footsteps of firefighter Stephen Siller who was last seen running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel with 75 pounds of gear strapped to his back en route to the World Trade Center after the attacks.
The event, which was originally intended as a way for New Yorkers to honor the fallen heroes, has now become a yearly tribute to everyone who lost their lives that day and transcends the tragedy. So far, more than 30 communities have signed up to hold a Tunnel to Towers Run in their own towns, with the goal of one run in 343 different cities across the nation.
All proceeds will benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation to be used to build Smart Homes for triple and quadruple amputees from post 9/11 wars to enable them to live independently.
WHEN: Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 a.m.
32 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
TICKETS: Cost to register is $25 per adult and $15 per child under 12 through August 8
$35 per adult and $25 per child under 12 on the day of the race
Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $300 for a booth sponsor to $10,000 for a Platinum package.
For more information call 954-532-8790 or visit www.