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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 16, 2013

Contact: 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, 410-537-7724

 

REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR

FIFTH ANNUAL

FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL 5K RUN/WALK

2012 Event Raised $50,000

BALTIMORE, MD The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will host the fifth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 15, 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 right northbound tunnel tube.

"As we prepare for this years Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk, we are excited about this opportunity to once again raise money for the many vital programs provided by Special Olympics Maryland," said event coordinator MDTA Police Captain Joseph Alton, Jr.

To register or to support a registered runner/walker, visit tunnelrun.org. Awards will be presented in various categories, including the top three overall teams. All event participants are invited to a post-race celebration sponsored by SOMD. The entry fee is $30 during pre-registration and $35 on race day.

All northbound Interstate 95 traffic will be directed through the tunnels left northbound tube until the conclusion of the event at approximately 12 noon. Minimal traffic impact is expected.

As long-time supporters of SOMD, the MDTA Police participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run and previously hosted the MDTA Police Plane Pull at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Media planning to cover the event should contact MDTA Police Public Information Officer 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green at 410-537-7724.

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the State, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the Authoritys highways, bridges and tunnels; at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

NOTE: If you choose to use an acronym, please refer to Maryland Transportation Authority as MDTA. Thank you.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 5, 2012

Contacts:  MDTA Police, Sgt. Kirk E. Perez, 410-977-5772

                 SOMD, Jason Schriml, 410-242-1515

Fourth Annual Fort McHenry Tunnel Run

5K Event Benefits Special Olympics Maryland;
Register or Sponsor a Runner at tunnelrun.org

BALTIMORE, MD  The MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will host the fourth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 16.  The race begins at 9 a.m. and will take participants on an out-and-back course through the right northbound tunnel tube.  All northbound vehicular traffic will be directed through the other northbound tube until the conclusion of the event at approximately 12 noon. 

The MDTA Police have put in place the following safety measures for the event:

  • Backpacks, fanny packs and bags/diaper bags are NOT permitted unless they are made of see-through material.  Participants should use clear plastic bags to carry items. 
  • Pets and wheeled transportation are prohibited.  However, wheelchairs, assistance dogs, strollers and small wagons used to carry children are permitted.
  • MDTA Police and Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) personnel will be stationed throughout the tunnel to assist participants as needed.

Awards will be presented to the top three males and females overall, Top Law Enforcement and to the top three males and females overall in the following age groups: 15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Team awards will be presented to the top three teams overall (based on time). All event participants are invited to join in a post-race celebration sponsored by SOMD. The entry fee is $25 now and $30 on race day. 

As long-time supporters of SOMD, the MDTA Police participate in the Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and previously hosted the ICC 5K Run/Walk and 10-mile Family Bike Ride in Gaithersburg and the MDTA Police Plane Pull at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to benefit SOMD.

Media planning to cover the event should contact Sgt. Kirk E. Perez at 410-537-7724.  Members of the media should check in at the media tent adjacent to the stage.

For directions and parking for the Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk or to register or sponsor a runner, visit www.tunnelrun.org.