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Tunnel to Towers: Run, Walk, Honor Our American Heroes!

The sixth annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk is set for Friday, September 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Columbia’s Vista. Along a picturesque course spanning the Gervais Street and Blossom Street bridges at sunset, the race celebrates and appreciates first responders and military service members who serve, save and sacrifice on our behalf every day. Lexington Medical Center is proud to be the presenting sponsor.

The race is named in honor of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter and father of five who died on September 11, 2001. That day, Siller was off duty and on his way to play golf. When he heard what was happening at the World Trade Center, he strapped on 60 pounds of gear and ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center. He gave his life to save others. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring that Americans never forget 9/11 and that our children understand the sacrifices made by many on that day.

The route for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk begins near the First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial next to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street. Participants will travel down Gervais Street, across the Gervais Street Bridge into Cayce, up the Blossom Street Bridge and back to Columbia’s Vista in the early evening.

The goal of Tunnel to Towers is to support first responders and military service members who have been catastrophically injured in the line of duty. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit the building of smart homes for quadruple and triple amputee veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s “Building for America’s Bravest” program.

Register for South Carolina’s Tunnel to Towers 5K Walk and Run at www.t2trunsc.org. The entry fee is $30 until August 1, with discounts for first responders, students and children. Importantly, businesses and organizations are encouraged to build a team of participants.

In previous years, participants included more than 800 Fort Jackson soldiers running in formation, South Carolina first responders, law enforcement officers, military service members from all branches of the Armed Forces, avid runners, families and teams from businesses and organizations. More than 2,000 people participated. Many more are expected this year.

There will be an opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and an after party with an awards ceremony, music, food and beverages.

For more information about the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk, visit www.t2trunsc.org.

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Photo Finish: Governor’s Cup 2018

More than 800 people participated in the Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup on May 18 and 19! Theh event included a one-mile fun run, 5K and half marathon. Launched in 1973, the Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race is one of the oldest, continuously conducted road race events in the Southeast. Here are some of our favorite photos captured during the event. For more information on finishers and next year’s race, visit GovernorsCupSC.org.

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More than 1,300 Women Participate in Heart and Sole

More than 1,300 women participated in the Lexington Medical Center Heart and Sole Women’s Five Miier on Saturday, April 21 in Columbia. Heart and Sole raises awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women and celebrates the power of a healthy lifestyle. This year’s event featured a new start time and new course. Enjoy the slide show below and for a list of race results, visit HeartAndSoleRun.com. We hope to see you at the Start Line next year!

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