Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk - Corkscrew Shores Estero, FL

14700 Corkscrew Woods Ct.
Estero, FL 33928

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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 www.T2T.org 

This will be the first year in Corkscrew Shores, and we are excited to once again bring together the community to honor first responders, 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 (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 up TBD  

Can I register the day of the run? 
No. Registration will close on Friday, February 23rd at 12:00 noon. If you wait to register, we may not have a shirt for you and we do not guarantee sizes for late registrants, but we will do our best!

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 of the line (arrive early).

All runners will start at 10:00 a.m. 

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.

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.

Will you have traffic controls in place to avoid automobiles and trucks driving on Corkscrew Shores Boulevard?
Yes. There will be traffic restrictions during the 5K Run/Walk between 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. We also have a traffic control committee that will direct the path for any vehicles that wander into Corkscrew Shores during our Walk/Run. We will be sending several notices out to the residence. Please pay close attention to the traffic restrictions that will be imposed during that time. 

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. It’s important to share your participation with family and friends. Please send the 5K Run page link via email, text, and social media. Ask your contacts to support your commitment to help our heroes in their time of 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 for 6 weeks after the event.

How can my company/organization sponsor this event? 
Please send all sponsorship correspondence to Jim Smith @ corkscrewshoresestero@t2t.org with your contact information and someone will be in touch with you quickly.

I would like to donate goods or services to this event. How do I do that? 
You can contact Gayla Smith @ corkscrewshoresestero@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 Gayla Smith @ corkscrewshoresestero@t2t.org or 815-272-0557. Gayla Smith will be collecting and tracking all cash donations. One check will be issued to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation after Patriot Day, and that amount will be announced to the community within a few days.

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: Adam Santamaria – Corkscrew Shores
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306

Can I get a refund? 
We do not provide refunds for the event. The ‘Corkscrew Shores Patriot Day’ is a charity event. We will host the day rain or shine.  

How can I volunteer? 
It's simple!  Email Jim Smith at corkscrewshoresestero@t2t.org and a Patriot Day leader will contact you. Volunteers are always needed for the day of festivities. You can also enter your information in the Volunteer Link provided below. This link can also be found on our 5K Run/Walk page. 


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.

Will there be 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.

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