The 8th Annual “Tunnel to Towers Run” was held on September 27, 2009. It has become an annual event tracing the steps of F.D.N.Y. firefighter Stephen Siller on September 11, 2001.
Stephen was coming off duty from working an overnight shift and heading home when he received news on his scanner about the attack on the Twin Towers. At the time he was sitting in a traffic gridlock within the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. He abandoned his car and proceeded to carry his firefighter’s gear on foot through the tunnel until he was picked up by a fire crew and transported to the World Trade Center. He arrived ready and willing to help in any way that he could. Stephen Siller was dead at the end of that day.
The “Tunnel to Towers Run” follows the path he took on September 11th starting in Brooklyn and ending at Ground Zero. It commemorates his heroism for trying to save the lives of others. Today, people from all walks of life willingly join in this effort to raise money for charities set up in Stephen Siller’s name.
Five Tarrytowners were among the 6283 runners.
Brenton Wheatley, Alice McGee, Barbara Nyarady, Marco Girao and Ed Nedwick all ran the 5K course. Brenton Wheatley finished in 4th place overall with a time of seventeen minutes even.