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. 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 www.t2t.org
This will be the seventh year for the Tunnel to Towers Jackson 5K which draws runners and walkers from all over Michigan!
How far is a Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk?
This is a 5K (approx 3.1 miles). You are welcome to walk or run this event.
What time does the 5K begin?
Pre-event run festivities will begin at 8:00 am including registration, vendors and more! The actual run will begin with the starting line opening at 9:00 for all runners. Opening and Memorial Ceremonies will begin at 9 am.
Where can I pick up my packet?
Packets can be picked up on Friday May 19, 2023 at the Blackman-Leoni Dept. of Public Safety Headquarters. - 1996 W. Parnall Rd, Jackson, MI 49201 between 4pm – 7pm.
Packets can also be picked up on the day of the event at the registration tent at the Cascades Falls. The address to the Cascades Falls Park is: 1401 S Brown St, Jackson, MI 49203.
Can I register the day of the run?
Yes. Registration will open at 8 a.m. on the day of the race. There will be a tent by the starting line, which is where the race begins and ends. We encourage you to register online early to save - if you wait until the day of the event to register you’ll pay $10 more.
When does online registration close?
To be determined
Do you have a map of the event location?
Yes, click here for a 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 a 6 minute/mile will be seeded in the front .
Will water be available?
Yes, two water stations will be available along the route and there will be water available at the Start/Finish Line.
What can you bring to the event? Can I run with a stroller, backpack, wheelchair, roller blades, dogs, bicycle, etc?
Strollers and wheelchairs are permitted. Dogs are allowed, as long as they are leashed and under control... Bicycles and roller blades are also allowed, but they cannot interfere with runners, walkers. We do reserve the right to ask you to remove the dog, bike, roller blades from the course. Firefighter turnout gear and military backpacks are also permitted and encouraged! Please leave all personal items and valuables in your vehicle. All items should be stored securely at the owner's risk. The 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. Registration fees help offset some of the expenses associated with making the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk one of the country’s greatest annual events, however, your fundraising efforts enable us to continue to make a difference in the lives of so many in need.
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 through the year. Please contact us at Jackson@t2t.org
How can my company/organization sponsor this event?
Please send all sponsorship correspondence to Jackson@t2t.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 Jackson@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 email@example.com and we can walk you through the process or you can send donations directly to:
Tunnel to Towers Foundation - ATTN: Jackson, MI 5K
2361 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10306
Don't forget to give us your information so we can add it to your fundraising page.
What are the fundraising levels & prizes?
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Join us as we Remember and Honor all lost during the 22nd Anniversary year of the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001! Help us #DOGOOD & #NEVERFORGET