What is a Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk?
The Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death 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 Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. Honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty! For more information on the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation please visit t2t.org.
How far is a Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk?
This is a 5K (3.1 miles). You are welcome to walk or run this event.
Can I get a timing chip?
No. This is not a timed event.
Where and when can I pick up my packet?
To be determined. Check back as the event gets closer for an update.
Is there an incentive to register early?
Yes! Registration prices will increase by $5 on Thursday, August 11th so don't wait!
Can I register the day of the run?
Yes, but the cost will be $55 the day of the event.
Is there parking available?
Yes. Parking is located at 201 S. Ash Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281.
Do I have to wear my bib number?
Yes, please display your bib on the front of your outermost garment.
I am a fast runner. Can I get a front line position?
Runners predicting a pace faster than 6 minute/mile will be seeded in the front corral (arrive early).
Will water be available?
Yes, a water station will be available along the route and there will be water available at the Finish Line.
What can you bring to the event? Can I run with a stroller, backpack, wheelchair, roller blades, bicycle, etc.?
Strollers and wheelchairs are permitted. Firefighter turnout gear and military backpacks are also permitted. Please leave all personal items and valuables in your vehicle. All items should be stored securely at the owner's risk. Tunnel to Towers Foundation will not be responsible for the loss of any items.
Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising goal?
Your registration fee does NOT count toward the fundraising goal. There are some great T2T swag you can earn while fundraising. We encourage everyone to build a fundraising page and spread the word! Check us out on https://m.facebook.com/T2Ttempe/ .
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, they can. They must present a copy of your registration receipt. And don't forget to thank them!
Can I still donate to a team and/or individual after the start of the race?
Yes. Donations will be accepted for 6 weeks after the event.
How can my company/organization sponsor this event?
Please send all sponsorship correspondence to Tempe@tunnel2towers.org with your contact information and someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours.
I would like to donate goods or services to this event. How do I do that?
You can contact us at Tempe@tunnel2towers.org. We make every effort to keep costs down to allow us to give the most to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in Stephen Siller's name. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.
Is there a fundraising minimum to participate in this event?
No, there is no fundraising minimum. However, the cost of registration just barely covers the cost of the event so most of the money for our programs comes through fundraising. Thus any money you can raise outside of the registration cost is greatly appreciated!
As a participant, can I fundraise/encourage others to donate?
Yes! Once you are registered, you will be given directions to start your own fundraising page and you will be able to accept donations online. Do you want to donate cash/money? We can help you with that. Contact us at email@example.com and we can walk you through the process or you can send donations directly to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306 (attn: Tempe-Adam Santamaria) - please give us your team/participant information so we can add it to your fundraising page.
Can I transfer my registration to another participant?
Yes. See information above OR contact us at Tempe@tunnel2towers.org and we will manually change it in our system.
How can I volunteer?
It's simple! Click on the volunteer option above and enter your information to sign up. Thank you!
Do registrants get receipts?
When you register online you should automatically receive a receipt. If paying by credit card or check that is your receipt. Please bring receipt to packet pick-up or day of event.
Is there a medical staff available on-site?
Yes, there will be an Emergency Medical Service team available on site. There is also radio communication available on the course to help communicate with the EMS.
Can I use/wear headphones on the course?
Yes, headphones are allowed at your own risk. Please listen for emergency vehicles.
Am I allowed to wear a costume?
Yes, patriotic clothing is highly encouraged!
Can I get a refund on my race entry fee?
No, unfortunately, all registrations are final. However, remember that the funds go to a great cause!
Will the race be canceled/postponed due to weather?
No, the event is held rain or shine, except in the case of lightning.
Will there be a ‘sweeper’ van available on the course in the event that I am unable to complete the full course?
We will go through the course at the end of the race to check.
What is included in my registration fee?
Along with registration you will receive a T2T run shirt, race bib, and you’ll have a memorable time. This is not just a race, it’s an experience!
Am I allowed to run/walk with my dog(s)?
Yes. Please have dogs legally on a leash. We love to see friendly doggies! We even post them on our social media.
How do I know that I’m registered?
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email.
What safety measures are you taking in regards to COVID-19?
We will be abiding by all local and state guidelines in regards to masks and social distancing. Stay tuned updates as the event gets closer.
Why is it required to answer YES or NO to the Covid-19 vaccination question?
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has followed all protocols and guidelines implemented since COVID-19 was first declared a pandemic. Each city and state currently has their own regulations in place, and Tunnel to Towers must be prepared and collect all data for whatever new guidelines may be implemented.