More than 30,000 runners and walkers converged on the Red Hook section of Brooklyn on Sunday, lining up near the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. At 9:30 a.m. they were off, hurrying through the tunnel and then the side streets and quiet park walkways of Lower Manhattan in the 11th annual Tunnel to Towers Run, which has become one of New York City's biggest races. The run is held each year in memory of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter and one-time Rockville Centre resident who died trying to save others at the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. That day, Siller drove from Squad Company No. 1 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, to the tunnel, which was so crowded with cars and people that it was virtually impassable. More.
9/11 run becomes one of NYCs biggest races