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Has anyone heard of, or run, the NYC tunnel to towers 5K?<br><br>
I only just found out about it -- it was in Sept and was to honor the fallen firefighters from 9/11. I <b>DEFINATELY</b> want to run this next year, because I lost my cousin Christopher Pickford (<a href="http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=2172" target="_blank">http://www.september11victims.com/se...fo.asp?ID=2172</a>) in the attack. He was a firefighter from engine company 201 and died in the second tower.<br><br>
I'd appreciate any info on this race if you know something about it....<br><br>
Thanks,<br>
susan
 

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I only know what I read about it in this month's issue of RW. Sounds like it was a VERY moving race.I recall reading comments from runners that they teared up as the passed signs people were holding of those that were lost. I think this would be a wonderful and emotionally charged race to be in.
 

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Yes, that's where I read about it too, which is strange since I live in the metro NY area but had never heard about it before. Plus, having a family member firefighter being murdered there ~ you'd think somehow I'd be in the loop. Oh well, I guess I can't know everything, even if I am a librarian.<br><br>
In any case, I emailed my brother and he and I are planning to run this next year. It'll be held on my mom's birthday and I wouldn't be surprised if she walks the course too. She competes in senior walking events and wins a whole lotta medals!<br><br>
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In case any do not get RW, the website for this race is<br><br><a href="http://www.tunneltotowersrun.org/" target="_blank">http://www.tunneltotowersrun.org/</a><br><br>
My condolences to you and your family, Susan, on the loss of your heroic cousin.
 

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I am not a boomer, so I apologize in advance for butting in to your forum. I tend to skim some of your threads every now and then. In doing so I saw this one. One of the members of the 30's actually ran this last Sept. Her race report is <a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11968" target="_blank">here</a> in case any of you wanted to check it out. It does seem like a wonderful event to be a part of and maybe one day I will be able to say I ran in it too.
 
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