FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 3, 2017
LESS THAN ONE WEEK TO
REGISTER FOR THE NINTH ANNUAL
5K FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL FUN RUN
Register today at tunnelrun.org & support Special Olympics Maryland
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will host the ninth annual 5K Fort McHenry Tunnel Fun Run presented by Geico on Sunday, Oct. 8, to benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD). The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will take participants on an out-and-back course through the northbound right tunnel tube.
Visit tunnelrun.org to register, form a team or support a registered runner/walker. Awards will be presented in various categories, including numerous age groups for men and women. The entry fee is $35 through Oct. 7 and $40 the day of the event.
All northbound I-95 traffic will be directed through the tunnel’s northbound left tube until the conclusion of the event at approximately 12 noon. Minimal traffic impact is expected.
As avid supporters of SOMD, the MDTA Police participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and Polar Bear Plunge and previously hosted the MDTA Police Plane Pull at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Members of the media who plan to cover the event should contact Lt. Kevin Ayd, MDTA Police Media Relations, at 410-537-7724.
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland’s citizens and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the State. Visit our website at mdta.maryland.gov and click on MDTA Police. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at /TheMDTA.