JHU Alumni Remember 9/11: NYC Tunnel to Towers 5K

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The JHU Alumni Community welcomes you to join the Hopkins team participating in the Tunnel to Towers 9/11 Memorial 5K.
Hosted by JHU Alumni Affinities: NY, Hopkins NY and NYC Young Alumni Community

The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk was created to honor Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who died on 9/11/01. The 5K route follows his last footsteps on the morning of 9/11 when he was off duty in Brooklyn after working his night shift. Upon hearing of the attack, Stephen tried to drive through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to reach Lower Manhattan, but it had already been closed. Rather than simply returning home, he strapped 60 pounds of gear to his back and raced from the Tunnel to the Towers, where he gave up his own life to save others.

The JHU team is being led by Arts, Entertainment, Media and Entrepreneurship (AEME) Affinity volunteer Dory Giannos, A&S 2010, who says "...it is an amazing experience running alongside 30,000+ people who came from all over the world to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11..." She has invited her Hopkins network to join this quintessential NY event in the past but would like to welcome all JHU alumni to share in the meaningful experience this year. From New York natives to those who are just moving to the Big Apple, from recent graduates to the Old Guard, this is a chance to present JHU as One University in NYC.

Not a runner? Don't want to walk with the team? No problem - the participants will appreciate encouragement along the route. Join fellow JHU alums at the Esplanade in Battery Park or at the finish line. After the race, all pre-registered cheerer and runners are invited to meet up at Distilled for an informal gathering with food and drink. 

Runners & Walkers: Complete details can be found on the registration link.
Non-runners: Must pre-register by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations by telephone 1-800-548-5481 or email alumevents@jhu.edu before September 20 so that we can have enough space, food and a drink for everyone.