Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk - Rhode Island

80 Fort Adams Drive
Newport, RI 02840

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Event Description

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.

We will also honor the contributions of Rhode Island’s First Responders and Military service members as a central part of our event! Come join us!

This is a 5K (3.1 miles).to walk or run this event. Anyone can run, walk or experience this event.

Where can I pick up my packet?
Packets and shirts can be picked up at 

Run Newport
16 Long Wharf Mall
Newport, RI 02840

Friday September 30, 2022 from 3 pm - 6 pm
Saturday October 1, 2022 from 12 noon - 6 pm and they can also be picked up the morning of the run. 

Can I register the day of the run?
Yes, registration will open at 7 am the day of the run.   

Please note, this year we will not offer timing to anyone who registers after our online sales close. 

There will be no paper registration - you’ll simply scan a Q-CODE and register. We anticipate this being a big year so please don’t delay in registering as we cannot guarantee shirts or shirt sizes for late registrants. 

Will the price increase before the event?
Yes, on September 18, 2022 the price will increase $10 per registration. Please register early to avoid the added cost.  

When does online registration close?
Registration will not close for the event. Anyone who registers the day of the run will need to do so via QR code.

Is there parking available?

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).

Will there be awards for running?
Yes, the following are our age groups:

14 and below

Medal Totals:

24 male medals
24 female medals
+6 overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place x’s 2 male and female

Will water be available?
Yes, a water station will be available along the route and there will be water available at the fort.

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 on Run Signup.

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 4 weeks after the event.

How can my company/organization sponsor this event?
Please send all sponsorship correspondence to RhodeIsland@tl2t.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 RhodeIsland@t2t.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.

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 RhodeIsland@t2t.org  and we can walk you through the process or you can send donations directly to 2361 Hylan Boulevard., Staten Island, NY 10306 - please give us your 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 RhodeIsland@t2t.org 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 RhodeIsland@t2t.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. 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.

Can I run with my dog / pet?
No, please leave your furry friends at home. Animals are not allowed to participate in this event. 

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.

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.

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