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. We always 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 because we have vowed to NEVER FORGET!
For more information on the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation please visit www.T2T.org
Houston, we are coming for you!! For the inaugural year for the Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk in Cypress, TX, we have collaborated with Harris County Precinct 4 to bring together Cypress, TX, Houston, TX, and the surrounding communities that wholeheartedly support the Firefighters, Law Enforcement officers, and Military Servicemen & Women that have come before us, those that made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who will follow in their footsteps as the guardians of our communities for generations to come.
We thank YOU, our supporters, for joining us for this historical event in our little corner of the world, while we collectively make a difference in the lives of those we have pledged to protect us.
#GEAUXT2TCYPRESS #T2TCypress #T2TGreaterHoustonArea
How far is a Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk?
This is a 5K (approximately 3.1 miles) to walk or run this event. Anyone can run, walk, or experience this event.
Where can I pick up my packet?
Packet Pick ups will be available the morning of the event at the Environmental Education Center located at John Paul Landing Park.
*** Another day will be scheduled to also pick up prior to the events. STAY TUNED!
Can I register the day of the run?
YES! While earlier registrations are encouraged, registration will open at 7:00am the morning of the run. If you wait to register, we may not have a shirt for you and we cannot guarantee sizes for late registrants but we will do our best!
When does online registration close?
Online registration will remain open until race day registration is closed. If you register after packet pick-up, you may not be able to receive your t-shirt and any other race day swag that might be available from our wonderful sponsors!
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 directed to the front at the end of the opening ceremony. All others will be asked to line up behind our fastest participants.
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 fashion that 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. This may change as plans develop and sponsors sign up.
Will water be available?
Yes, a water station will be available along the route and there will be water available at the start/finish line as well.
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 do not leave any personal items visible 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. We encourage you to share your fundraising page; let everyone know you are participating for a very honorable cause!
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. We appreciate your support!
How can my company/organization sponsor this event?
Please send all sponsorship correspondence to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 is greatly appreciated.
As a participant, can I fundraise / encourage others to donate?
Yes, please do! Once you are registered, you will be given directions to start your own fundraising page and you will be able to accept donations online. WOuld you like 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: ATTN: Jen McGurk - 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 - please give us your information so we can add it to your fundraising page. It's easy!
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 Cypress,TX 5k
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306
Can I transfer my registration to another participant?
Yes. See information above OR contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will manually change it in our system.
Can I get a refund?
We are sorry but we cannot provide refunds for the event regardless if you need to cancel 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 email@example.com 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. If paying in cash, receipt upon request.
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.
What safety measures are you taking regarding COVID-19?
We will be abiding by all local and state guidelines regarding masks and social distancing where applicable. 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 their own regulations in place, and Tunnel to Towers must be prepared and collect all data for whatever new guidelines may be implemented.
What is the difference between the Virtual Run registration option and the others?
As a virtual participant, you will be able to run or walk the event from anywhere. If you’re unable to attend the event or are hesitant about going out, you can still participate and support. Please note that you will receive a t-shirt with this registration option but you must pick up your shirts at the scheduled packet pick up for the event. We cannot ship or mail any t-shirts.
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.
What else do I need to know?
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Email us at Cypress@t2t.org if you would like to learn about a sponsorship or have any questions!
See you on Sep 10, 2022!