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.
The Puget Sound T2T 5K run/walk is being held for the first time in this area. We are excited to have 1st Responders, the Military, and the Community come together to remember 9/11 and raise funds for the Tunnel to Towers programs.
How far is a Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk?
This is a 5K (3.1 miles) run or walk event. Everyone is welcome to participate in this event.
Where can I pick up my packet?
Date: September 14, 2022
Location: West Pierce Fire and Rescue Station 31
Address: 3631 Drexler Dr, University Place, WA 98466
Hours: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Can I register on the day of the run?
Yes. Registration will be open at 7 am the morning of the 5K run/walk. Be aware if you wait to register the morning of the 5K, there are no guarantees that a t-shirt will be available or in the correct size.
When does online registration close?
Online registration will remain open until race day registration is closed. After the day of packet pick-up, you may not be able to receive a t-shirt.
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 not finish.
I am a fast runner. Can I get a front-line position?
This 5K will not be a timed event, and all participants will line up at the start line when directed.
Will there be awards for running?
Yes, we keep them very simple since our mission is to honor first responders. Most of our awards are based on firefighters, police, or military running in gear in the same way Stephen Siller did on 9/11. This event is intended to be an experience and much more than a run. The event is currently not timed, and this may change as plans develop and sponsors sign up.
Will water be available?
Yes. Water stations will be available where the Ceremony is held.
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 and encouraged to wear their gear. All personal items and valuables are your responsibility to secure safely. 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.
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 individual after the start of the race?
Yes. Donations will be accepted for six weeks after the event.
How can my company/organization sponsor this event?
Please send all sponsorship correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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.
As a participant, can I fundraise/encourage others to donate?
Yes, it is truly appreciated. Once you are registered, you will be given directions how to start your own fundraising page. You will be able to accept donations online. Do you want to donate cash/money? We can help you with that. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can walk you through the process or you can send donations directly to ATTN: Jennifer McGurk - 2361 Hylan Boulevard., Staten Island, NY 10306 - please give us your information so we can add it to your fundraising page.
Where can I mail an OFFLINE donation (check made payable to Tunnel to Towers Foundation)?
Please mail any offline donations to:
Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Attn: Jen McGurk- Tunnel to Towers 5K - Puget Sound, WA
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306
Can I transfer my registration to another participant?
Yes. See information above OR contact us at email@example.com and we will manually change it in our system.
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. Registration may be transferred to another person.
How can I volunteer?
It's simple! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply within 24 hours. Volunteers are always needed for the day of festivities. 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.
Is there a medical staff available on-site?
Yes, there will be an Emergency Medical Service team available on site. Radio communication is available on the course to help communicate with the EMS.
What safety measures are you taking regarding COVID-19?
We will be abiding by all local and state guidelines regarding masks and social distancing. Stay tuned for 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 have its own regulations, and Tunnel to Towers must be prepared and collect all data for whatever new guidelines may be implemented.
Does Tunnel to Towers offer fundraising incentives?
Yes, we offer fundraising incentives each year; check out our latest in our Fundraising Guide. To qualify, complete your fundraising by June 30, 2022, for winter and spring events, or October 10, 2022, for summer and fall events.