Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk - NEW YORK CITY

Ikea Parking Lot 9 Red Hook Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Running > 5 mile, 5k

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2022 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk New York City FAQs

What is a Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk?

The Tunnel to Towers National Run, Walk & Climb Series was created to honor the final steps 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.

The Run, Walk & Climb Series pays homage to all first responders and service members who made, and continue to make, extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty.

When is the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC?

The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC is Sunday, September 25, 2022, 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. The 5K Run & Walk NYC starts at Ikea Parking Lot 9, 1 Beard St., Brooklyn, NY 11231, and ends in Manhattan at the corner of West and Murray Streets.

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?


May 17 - 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 19: $75 Adult Runner $85 w/chip*

September 20 – September 24: $80 Adult Runner $90 w/ chip*

September 25 (Race Day): $80 Adult Runner No chips available on race day

*Timing chips are subject to availability and may sell out prior to their final sale date of September 24, 2022

Can I purchase a timing chip?

Yes - you may purchase timing chips online until 11:59 PM on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Please note timing chips are only available while supplies last.


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 registrants for the 2022 T2T NYC Run must have their bib in hand by 9 AM on Run Day, Sunday, September 25, 2022. 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 8:29 AM on September 25, 2022. However, if you wish to receive a timing chip through online registration, this must be completed on or before September 24, 2022. Please note, that timing chips are subject to availability and may sell out prior to the official sale deadline.

All registrants for the 2022 T2T NYC Run must have their bib in hand by 9 AM on Run Day, Sunday, September 25, 2022. As per security, No Bibs will be distributed after this time and no exceptions can be made.

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 online 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.


Is there parking available?

Yes - parking is available by South Street Seaport in Manhattan. There is NO parking available in the IKEA lots on the Brooklyn side; only limited street parking. Mass transit is strongly encouraged for the event.

Will there be any refreshments available before the event?

Yes, IKEA Brooklyn will be opening their restaurant at 6:30 AM on race day. All items will be available for participants to purchase.

Where can I pick up my runner’s packet or volunteer/vendor credentials?

Volunteer and vendor photo identification can be picked up at the locations listed below on the dates provided. Bib numbers/packets can be picked up at the start of the run at the IKEA parking lot in Brooklyn, NY. T-Shirts will be given at the T-Shirt Pick-Up Tent on Vesey Street at the end of the run. We strongly advise picking up your packet prior to the day of the run at the locations listed below:


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 that you are picking 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 are picking 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. If you wish to register during the packet pick-up days, you will need to register through RunSignup on your own device before being assigned a bib.


All registrants for the 2022 T2T NYC Run must have their bib in hand by 9 AM on Run Day, Sunday, September 25, 2022. As per security, No Bibs will be distributed after this time and no exceptions can be made.

Will water be available?

Yes - water stations will be located at the start line, finish line, and at a station at the end of the tunnel on the Manhattan side. Participants may NOT carry water bottles in the tunnel. NO WATER BOTTLES ARE PERMITTED IN THE TUNNEL. 

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 any personal items/valuables.

May I run with a stroller, backpack, wheelchair, roller blades, bicycle, bags, water bottle, flag pole, Scott air-pak, a child carrier, and/or a weighted vest?

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.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED anywhere on the racecourse or in the tunnel and on all modes of transportation provided by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation: strollers, backpacks, wheelchairs, rollerblades, bicycles, bags, water bottles, flag poles, Scott air-paks, child-carriers, and weighted vests. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Can I bring my cell phone?

SPECIAL NOTE:  Cell phone use is strictly prohibited by participants during the race. No photos or video recordings are permitted along the racecourse, including inside the tunnel by any participants. For the safety of all participants, 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.

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 2022 NYC Run & Walk at nycrun.t2t.org. Then click "SIGNUP. 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 associated with making the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC one of the country’s greatest annual events, but fundraising is essential for us to make a difference in the lives of so many in need. 

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 9, 2022

When will my fundraising incentive arrive?

Your fundraising incentives will arrive by January following the event.

What precautions are being taken with regard to COVID-19?

The Foundation is closely monitoring updates and following all current CDC guidelines, as well as New York State and City protocols and restrictions.  We will follow all mandates in place on the day of the Run.  Every effort is being made to make this event as safe and enjoyable as possible for all participants.

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