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For Immediate Release:


Registration is Open for 

Eighth Annual 

Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk

Register Today at & Support Special Olympics

July 21, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will host the eighth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 18, 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.
“The MDTA Police is proud of its long-standing partnership with SOMD,” said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones.  “The SOMD athletes inspire us with their determination and courage, and it’s an honor for us as law enforcement to support SOMD in providing opportunities for these dedicated athletes.”
To register, to form a team or to support a registered runner/walker, visit  Awards will be presented in various categories, including numerous age groups for men and women.  Participants are invited to a post-race celebration sponsored by SOMD.  The entry fee is $35 through Sept. 15 and $40 thereafter.  
All northbound Interstate 95 traffic will be directed through the tunnel’s northbound left tube until the conclusion of the event at about noon.  Minimal traffic impact is expected.
As avid supporters of SOMD, the MDTA Police participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and previously hosted the MDTA Police Plane Pull at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
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 MDTA’s highways, bridges and tunnels; at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.
Media Contact:
First Sgt. Jonathan Green

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