What is a Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk?
The Tunnel to Towers 5K 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. Through these 5Ks, we honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military heroes who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty! For more information on the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, please visit www.t2t.org.
The Start & Finish Lines are at the Missouri State Capitol – at the South Steps
The 2023 Jefferson City Tunnel to Towers 5K is in its 8th year, commemorating 22 years since the 9/11 attacks
How far is a Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk?
This is a 5K (3.1 miles). You are welcome to walk or run this event.
Can I get a timing chip?
Timing chips are not planned for our event in 2023.
Where can I pick up my packet?
Packet pickup will be Friday, 9/15/2023 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, at Red Wheel Bike Shop, 400 W. Main Street, Jefferson City, MO. Packet pickup will also be offered on Saturday, 9/16/2023, from 7:00 to 8:15 AM, on the South Lawn of the Capitol, look for signs.
Can I register the day of the run?
Yes, online registration will remain open until 8:00 AM on Saturday, 9/16/2023.
When does online registration close?
Online registration will close at 8:00 AM on 9/16/2023.
Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available in the State parking lots and on streets adjacent to High Street. There are also city parking lots within 2 blocks of the Capitol, and they are free on Saturday. More details will be sent to registered participants and posted on our Facebook page, closer to the event.
Do you have a map of the route? Click here for map.
Do I have to wear my bib number?
Yes, please display your bib on the front of your outermost garment. Those who run 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 6 minute/mile will be seeded in the front corral (arrive early). Announcements will be made regarding positions before the event begins.
Will water be available?
Yes, two water stations 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?
No, your registration fee does not count toward the fundraising goal.
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, they can. They must present a copy of your registration receipt.
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?
We accept in-kind and monetary donations for our event. Please email Roxy Van Pool, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-690-3078. We have sponsorship levels that allow your organization to participate in our event, have your logo on the event shirt, and mentioned at the event. All donations and sponsorships are welcome to help us keep our costs at a minimum.
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 will be able to accept donations online. Do you want to donate but have questions? Contact us at 573-690-3078 and we can walk you through the process. We will be sure to get your donations added to your fundraising page.
Can I get a refund?
We do not provide refunds for the event regardless if you cannot make the date or the foundation needs to cancel the event for extenuating circumstances.
Can I transfer my registration to another participant?
We prefer not to transfer your registration to another participant, but contact us if you have circumstances that prevent you from participating and we will consider your request.
How can I volunteer?
It's simple! Click on the volunteer option on the registration page, email us at Jeffersoncity@t2t.org or call 573-690-3078.
Do registrants get receipts?
When you register online, by credit card, you will automatically receive a receipt by email. If paying by cash/check in person, a receipt is available upon request.
Is there a medical staff available on-site?
Yes, there will be an Emergency Medical Service team available on site.
Are pets allowed to walk or run?
Yes, but all pets must remain on a leash, at all times.