About 100 runners competed in the first Tunnel to Towers 5K, a fundraiser for various nonprofit organizations that was ran in the memory of New York fireman Stephen Siller who lost his life in the 9/11 disaster.
Captain Rich Jaques and firefighter Tom Pair who worked with FDNY firefighters lost on 9/11 attended the event as representatives of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
“We just want to show our gratitude to the Colorado Springs community for pulling together and supporting firefighters and first responders,” said Jaques. “We know 9/11 isn’t just a New York event. It affected all of us around the country but has brought us together as a nation … and this event is evidence of that.”
Eric Morgan of Monument (19:41) and Hannah Kosobucki of Wisconsin (24:47) took the wins.