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Tunnel to Towers 5K to Benefit Asheville’s First Responders

Runners approaching the finish line at a 5k.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, whose mission is to honor and support first responders and the military, will hold its inaugural Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk on August 19th.

The event will honor and celebrate City of Asheville’s first responders — fire, police, EMTs, paramedics — as well as military service heroes who serve, sacrifice and protect us every day.

Registration for the 5K Run/Walk is open, and participants may register online at the Tunnels to Tower website.

Asheville’s 5K Run/Walk will start at Spruce St. and will wind its way up Beaucatcher Mountain, through the tunnel and back to Spruce St.

The Ashevilles 5K Run/Walk is the latest of dozens of 5K Runs/Walks held all around the United States in support of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Tunnel to Towers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services for the nation’s first responders and military. Through its Smart Home Program, dozens of customized high-tech “smart homes” have been built throughout the country for catastrophically injured service members. These homes, created primarily for those who are now triple-and quadruple-amputees as a result of IED explosions, have specialized features run off of iPads to allow these heroes to lead as independent a life as possible.

For more information, contact Joy Ponder at [email protected].