Place
Volunteer Check-in Tent "Manhattan Side"
The Volunteer Check-In Tent on the Manhattan side will be on the corner of North End Avenue & Vesey Street
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2022 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk New York City FAQs

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

The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series was created to retrace the final steps of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his 60 lbs. of gear and running through the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) to the Twin Towers.

The Run & Walk 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.

Please refer to the confirmation email from the T2T Volunteer Coordinator regarding your assignment, report time and location. This email will be sent out a few weeks prior to event day. 

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 Run & Walk starts at Ikea Parking Lot 9, 1 Beard St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 and ends in Manhattan at the corners of West and Murray Streets. Please note that this is the route for Runners/Walkers that are participating in the 5k. Volunteers will receive an email from the T2T Volunteer Coordinator with information regarding job assignment, report time and location along the route. This email will be sent out a few weeks prior to event day. 

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.

Can I register to volunteer the day of the run?

No- Unfortunately, we do not accept volunteer registration day of the run. The deadline for volunteer/vendor registration is Friday, September 2nd, 2022. 

For assistance please contact the T2T Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@t2t.org or 718-987-1931

Is there transportation to and from the event?

Yes - 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 on line 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.

NO FOOD CAN BE BROUGHT ONTO THE NEW YORK WATER TAXIS.

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?

IKEA will be closed to all T2T Run staff, volunteers and participants, and will be open to the public for normal business hours at 9:30am. The facilities at IKEA will not be available for use to run participants.

Where can I pick up my volunteer/vendor credentials?

Volunteer and vendor photo identification can be picked up at the locations listed below on the dates provided. We strongly advise picking up your volunteer/vendor credentials and T-shirt prior to the day of the run at the locations listed below. If you cannot pick up your credentials prior to event day, you may do so on September 25th at our volunteer check-in tents. Brooklyn check-in will be held at the IKEA Parking lot, while Manhattan check-in will be held at the corner of Vesey St. & North End Ave. If you already picked up your credentials, just head to your report location that will be indicated in the email sent by the T2T coordinator in the weeks prior to event day. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022: 12:00pm- 7:00pm 

Hilton Garden Inn: 1100 South Avenue, Staten Island NY 10314

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 10:00am- 7:00pm 

The Conrad Hotel: 102 North End Avenue, New York, NY

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 9:00am-4:00pm

The Conrad Hotel: 102 North End Avenue, New York, NY

**Run/Walk packet pick up will take place at the same locations listed above.

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 volunteers bring to the event?

We encourage our volunteers to only bring small bags, due to capacity and security requirements. Please do not bring valuables, as storage is not available. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is not responsible for any personal items/valuables.

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 race course, 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.

For any volunteer questions or clarification regarding the T2T NYC Run/Walk, please reach out to volunteer@t2t.org

Additional Run Information for participants:

How do I register for the event?

Click here to access our step-by-step guides to walk you through the process.

How do I join or create a team for the event?

Click here to access our step-by-step guides to walk you through the process.

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.

NO TIMING CHIPS WILL BE SOLD ON THE DAY OF THE RUN.

How much does Adult Registration cost?

*EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION*

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 register the day of the run?

Yes - Race day registration is available, but all registration must be completed online through Eventbrite 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 9AM 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 participant registration close?

Online registration will remain open until 8:29 a.m. 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, timing chips are subject to availability and may sell out prior to the official sale deadline.

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.

What can participants bring to the event?

One (1) clear plastic bag will be supplied for participants only, 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 bottles, Scott Air-Paks (FDNY oxygen tanks), child-carrier backpacks and/or and weight vests?

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 race course or in the tunnel and on all modes of transportation provided by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation: strollers, backpacks, wheelchairs, roller blades, bicycles, bags, water bottles, flag poles, Scott air-packs, child-carriers, and weighted vests. NO EXCEPTIONS.

ABSOLUTELY NO WEAPONS, WILL BE PERMITTED INTO THE RUNNEL OR ONTO THE RACE COURSE BY ANY AGENCY, GROUP, OR INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATING IN THE RACE.

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. For instructions on how to transfer your registration please 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.

FUNDRAISING & INCENTIVES

Where do I sign up to be a fundraiser or join a fundraising team?

You can sign up to become a fundraiser at nycrun.t2t.org. Then click CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE. 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. 

This year we have brand new incentives for reaching $150, $250, $500, $1000, $1500, and $5000 fundraising goals!

How long do I have to fundraise for incentives?

Fundraising for the 5K Run & Walk NYC will remain open until Sunday, October 9th, 2022

When will my fundraising incentive arrive?

Your fundraising incentives will arrive by the 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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Volunteer Check-in Tent "Manhattan Side"
The Volunteer Check-In Tent on the Manhattan side will be on the corner of North End Avenue & Vesey Street

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