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Registration now open for Lynchburg 9/11 Memorial 5K

Moore County Volunteer Firefighters and Jack Daniel’s Fire Brigade members walk in full turnout gear during the inaugural Lynchburg 9/11 Memorial 5K last September. (Photo Credit: Jeff Reed)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — On Wednesday, registration will open for the annual Lynchburg 9/11 Memorial 5K to be held on September 10 in Moore County. Launched in 2021 by Metro Moore County Volunteer Fire Department and Jack Daniel’s Fire Brigade, this year’s race will be managed by the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, who serve as the primary non-profit for the local fundraiser.

You can register for this years event by clicking here. Adult registration is $40 per person. Kids aged 13-17 can register for $20, kids under the age of 12 can register for $15, and military and first responders can register for $35. All proceed benefit the Tunnels to Towers Foundation. The registration for the inaugural event in 2021 sold out in just two weeks.

The registration site also shows you the top fundraiser so far including both individuals and teams. Top individual donors to this point include Justin Whelan, Marsha Hale, John LaCook, and Nathan Long. The top teams include Jack Daniel’s Distillery, The Whiskey Cave, and Metro Moore County Fire Department.

For over 20 years, Tunnel to Towers has honored the legacy of fallen 9/11 FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller by supporting the heroes who continue to risk life and limb in the line of duty. To date, the foundation has provided over 450 mortgage-free homes to catastrophically injured veterans and first responders, Gold Star families, and fallen first responder families. To learn more about the non-profit, click here.

The Lynchburg 9/11 Memorial 5K will celebrate the local first responders – firefighters, police, EMTs and paramedics – as well as the veterans and active-duty service members who work to keep our country and community safe. The race is one of 80 local events held across the country each year in support of Tunnel to Towers.

Local organizers ask that all current and former firefighters, law enforcement, and EMS to run/walk the event in their gear as a sign of respect and admiration for the lives lost that day. They’d also like to invite all current and former military to participate in full ruck gear in both the 5K and the parade.

Lynchburg 5K runners and walkers will start at the Lynchburg Town Square at 7:30 am. The course will continue down Main Street and returning to the town square finish line in front of the Old Jail Museum. Road closing that day will be provided closer to the date of the event.

For more local information, contact John LaCook at 931-247-2375 or lynchburg@t2t.org. You can also get up to the event updates at the Metro Moore County Fire & Rescue Facebook page. •

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently-owned, community newspaper located in Lynchburg, Tennessee the home of The Jack Daniel Distillery. We focus on public service, non-partisan, rural journalism. We cover the Metro Moore County government, local tourism, Moore County schools, high school sports, Motlow State Community College, as well as whiskey industry news and regional and state stories that affect our readers.}

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