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What is the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC?
The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC was created to honor the final footsteps of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001, after strapping on his gear and running through the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) to the Twin Towers.
When is the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC?
The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC is Sunday, September 24, 2023, at 9:30 AM.
Where is the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC located?
The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC is located in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Participants of the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC, wearing their bibs, should enter through the security checkpoint at Coffey Park on Dwight Street Those pre-registered participants who need to pick up a bib on Run day should report to packet pick up at IKEA. The 5K concludes in Manhattan on West Street at Murray Street.
How far is the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC?
The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC is slightly longer than a standard 5K course. It is approximately 3.5 miles long, beginning at the Brooklyn portal of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and continuing into the streets of Manhattan before finally finishing at West Street and Murray Street. Click here to see a course map.
How much does adult registration cost?
*EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION*
May 16 - May 31: $45 Adult Runner $55 w/chip*
June 1 - June 30: $55 Adult Runner $65 w/chip*
July 1 – August 15: $65 Adult Runner $75 w/chip*
August 16 - September 18: $75 Adult Runner $85 w/chip*
September 19 – September 23: $80 Adult Runner $90 w/ chip*
September 24 (Race Day): $80 Adult Runner - No chips available on race day
*Timing chips are subject to availability and may sell out before their final sale date of September 23, 2023
How do I register for the event?*
Click here to access our step-by-step guides to walk you through the process.
How do I join or create a team for the event?*
Click here to access our step-by-step guides to walk you through the process.
Can I purchase a timing chip?
Yes - you may purchase timing chips online until 11:59 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Please note timing chips are only available while supplies last.
NO TIMING CHIPS WILL BE SOLD ON THE DAY OF THE RUN.
Can I register on the day of the run?
Yes - race day registration is available, but all registrations must be completed online through our race registration website on your own device. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
All 2023 T2T NYC Run registrants must have their bib in hand by 8:30 AM on Run Day, Sunday, September 24, 2023. As per security, no bibs will be distributed after this time, and NO exceptions can be made.
When does online registration close?
Online registration will remain open until 7:59 AM on September 24, 2023. However, if you wish to receive a timing chip through online registration, this must be completed on or before September 23, 2023. Please note that timing chips are subject to availability and may sell out prior to the official sale deadline.
Do I have to wear my bib number?
Yes - You must display your bib on the front of your outermost garment. Those running without a bib will be asked to leave the course and will not be allowed to finish.
I am a fast runner, can I get a front line position?
Runners predicting a pace faster than a six-minute mile will be seeded in the front corral. A separate entrance (marked in yellow) will be at the front of the start line.
Is there transportation to and from the event?*
Yes - the New York Water Taxi service begins at 6:00 AM. Water taxis leave from Pier 11/Wall Street terminal. The last vessel leaves for Brooklyn at 7:45 AM. You must be on line by 7:30 AM to get to the start line on time. If you’re returning to Brooklyn after the race and festivities, wearing your bib assures free transportation from Pier 11.
ITEMS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED ON THE NY WATER TAXIS: BAGS OF ANY KIND, FOOD, OR BEVERAGES.
Is there parking available?
Yes - limited parking is available by South Street Seaport in Manhattan. There is NO parking available on the Brooklyn side. The New York Water Taxi is strongly encouraged for the event.
Where can I pick up my runner’s packet or volunteer/vendor credentials?
Bibs/runner’s packets and volunteer/vendor credentials can be picked up at the locations listed below on the dates provided. We strongly advise picking up your packet prior to the day of the run. T-Shirts will be given at the T-Shirt Pick-Up Tent on Vesey Street at the end of the run.
Can I pick up someone else’s registration packet/bib?
You may NOT pick up MORE than ten (10) bibs.
You must sign an acknowledgment/waiver for each bib you pick up. Click here for a waiver.
You must have a paper copy or electronic photo of the driver’s license/state identification for each participant bib you pick up.
There will be NO PAPER REGISTRATION allowed. Each participant must register through RunSignup and will be assigned a bib number.
Same-day registration is still an option. However, it may only be done electronically through RunSignup. To register during the packet pick-up days, you must register through RunSignup on your own device before being assigned a bib.
All 2023 T2T NYC Run registrants must have their bib in hand by 8:30 AM on Run Day, Sunday, September 24, 2023. As per security, No Bibs will be distributed after this time, and no exceptions can be made.
Will water be available?
Yes - Water stations on the course are located at the end of the tunnel on the Manhattan side and on Vesey Street at the post-race BBQ & Concert. NO WATER BOTTLES ARE PERMITTED ALONG THE RUN COURSE.
What can you bring to the event?
One (1) clear plastic bag will be supplied by UPS to put your belongings in. Please do not bring valuables. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is not responsible for personal items/valuables.
UPS trucks are located at the following locations:
● Old Slip and Water Street (in close proximity to the Pier 11 Water Taxi)
● Brooklyn: Ikea Parking Lot
● Manhattan: West Street and Murray
What items are prohibited on race day?
● Cell phone use is strictly prohibited throughout the run course
● Strollers, wheelchairs, roller blades bicycles, and recumbent bikes
● Bags of any kind, including backpacks, purses, and fanny packs
● Water bottles, camelbacks, any type of hydration backpack
● Weapons of any kind or dual-use items that could be considered dangerous, including firearms, knives, mace, poles, umbrellas, etc.
● Props, including flag poles, Scott air-paks
● Child carriers
● Weighted vests
● Animals of any kind
● Selfie-sticks, GoPros, drones
Please adhere to the following rules:
For the safety and security of all participants, and as per law enforcement and the City of New York, the run is restricted to foot traffic only.
Can I bring my cell phone?
Cell phone use is strictly prohibited by participants along the racecourse. For the safety of all participants, photos and video recordings are not permitted.This rule will be strictly enforced.
For any clarification or questions, please contact the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at 718-987-1931
Are refunds permissible? Can I transfer my registration?*
ALL SALES ARE FINAL, and we do not allow refunds. You may transfer your registration to another participant. To access your RunSignup account to transfer your registration, click here.
Does the fun end at the finish line?
Of course not! Join us on Vesey Street for free food, drinks, and live entertainment at our post-run BBQ and Concert! Five-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady A is headlining the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC post-run concert on Vesey Street. Since their debut in 2008, Lady A has sold over 18 million albums, with 11 No. 1 singles and over five billion digital streams.
Known for their DIAMOND certified hit “Need You Now,” which is the highest certified song by a country music group, Lady A is performing at the finish line where runners are met with a large BBQ, recovery tents, and more.
Where do I sign up to be a fundraiser or join a fundraising team?
You can sign up to become a fundraiser by registering for the NYC Run & Walk at nycrun.t2t.org. Then click CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE. Then decide if you want to join a team or start your own fundraiser.
Is there a fundraising minimum?
There is no minimum, but we encourage participants to raise funds to support our programs. Registration fees help offset some of the expenses of making the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC one of the country’s greatest annual events. Still, fundraising is essential for us to make a difference in the lives of so many in need.
This year we have brand new incentives for reaching $150, $250, $500, $1000, $2500, and $5000 fundraising goals!
What are the fundraising incentives?*
How long do I have to fundraise for incentives?*
Fundraising for the 5K Run & Walk NYC will remain open until Sunday, October 8, 2023
When will my fundraising incentive arrive?*
Your fundraising incentives will arrive by January following the event.
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