Register now for the 2022 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Asheville, presented by the Asheville Fire Department. The event will take place on Saturday, September 3, in downtown Asheville. Participating firefighters will run the event in full turnout gear. Registration will remain open until 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 3.
The 5K Run & Walk begins outside the Asheville Pack’s Tavern, 20 S. Spruce St. To find out more about event parking, other frequently asked questions and registration, please follow this link : register to participate here.
In addition to the run, other event highlights will include:
- Coffee, snacks, drinks and even chiropractic interventions to race participants
- Participants get to interact with firefighters who will run the event in full turnout gear.
- Prizes given to winners of age groups.
All money raised from this event will support the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation’s programs, providing assistance to Gold Star and first responder families and catastrophically injured service members.
TUNNEL to TOWERS: Honoring Heroes
The annual event has become an iconic tribute not only to all lives lost on 9/11, but to our military and first responders who have and continue to put their lives on the line every day. We will never forget their sacrifice.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is the legacy of for Stephen Siller, the late FDNY firefighter who made the ultimate sacrifice during his heroic efforts to rescue survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Stephen was on his way home from work when he heard over his scanner of a plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center. He turned back and returned to his firehouse to get his gear. He drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, which was closed for security purposes. Stephen then strapped on 60 pounds of gear and raced on foot through Tunnel, to the Towers, where he gave up his life.
About the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation‘s mission is to honor the sacrifice of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on Sept. 11, 2001. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors and supports our first responders and service members who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country. For more about the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, please visit tunnel2towers.org.
Contact Battalion Chief Erik Stalte for more information 828-230-4818.