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.tunnel2towers.org
How far is a Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk – Orlando?
This is a 5k (3.1 miles). You are welcome to walk or run this event.
Can I get a timing chip?
Can I register the day of the run?
Yes, credit card or check is preferred; however cash is also accepted. There will also be an additional $5 charge for registration on race day.
When does online registration close?
Registration will close on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
Is there transportation to and from the event?
No, we do not provide transportation to and from the event.
Is there parking available?
Yes, there is plenty of parking available onsite.
Are there any special Hotel Rates?
Yes at Embassy Suites Orlando - North , please click on the logo below.
Where can I pick up my packet?
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?
There will be an announcement for fast runners to come to the 'Start'.
What is the First Responder Team Competition?
The First Responder Team Competition is for first responders. If you register with this registration option "First Responder Team Challenge Registration". You will be asked for a Team Name / Your team type.
There are two types of team competition: one for firefighters and the second for other first responders.
For firefighters: The Stephen G. Siller Steel Award: This stately award will display a piece of the Twin Towers steel and can be won by the fire department which has a team of 5 participate by running in turnout gear; however boots and tanks should not be worn for safety reasons. The four fastest times of their team members will be combined for the team’s total. The team with the fastest combined time will win the award and will have it to display in their station until the next year's run, at which time the award will be transferred to the next winning team. Win it again, and the team keeps it for another year!
For other first responders: The Stephen G Siller Heroes Award: This award will be won by a team of first responders (law enforcement, EMS/emergency responders, and/or military) with 5 participants running in uniform; the four fastest times of their team members will be combined for the team’s total. The team with the fastest combined time will win the award and have it to display in their station or office until the next year’s run, at which time the award will be transferred to the next winning team. Like the Steel Award, if the same team wins again, the team keeps it for another year!
Yes, a water station will be available along the route, and there will be water available at the finish.
What can you bring to the event?
Backpacks, diaper bags, etc. are allowed and must be in your possesion at all times. They will not be allowed on the course.
Can I bring my pet to the event?
No, there is a City ordinance that does not allow pets in the event site when an event involves road closures.
Can I run with a stroller, backpack, wheelchair, roller blades, bicycle, etc?
One can run with a stroller or wheelchair. No roller blades or bicycles are allowed.
If I have a backpack, what do I do with it?
Please leave all personal items and valuables in your vehicle. All items should be stored securely at the owner's risk. T2T will not be responsible for the loss of any items.
Where do I reclaim my backpack after the run?
Can I get a refund? Can I transfer my registration?
Unfortunately, ALL SALES ARE FINAL and we do not allow refunds. However, you may transfer your registration to another participant. For instructions on how to transfer your registration please see http://help.eventbrite.com/customer/en_us/portal/articles/430100-change-the-info-on-your-order-or-ticket .
Fundraising: Please remember to fundraise on crowdrise.com/tunnel2towers
Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising goal?
Your registration fee does not count toward the fundraising goal on crowdrise.com.
What are the fundraising levels & prizes?
Fundraise $250 to receive a commemorative Tunnel To Towers hat!
Fundraise $500 or more & receive a Tunnel To Towers exclusive dri-tech T-shirt.
Fundraise $1,000 or more receive an exclusive Tunnel To Towers commemorative windbreaker.
Note: You will receive your fundraising prizes before Christmas 2015.
Do not forget to register to fundraise on crowdrise.com/tunnel2towers to earn these great incentives!
You can help the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation as we honor and support our nation’s first responders and military heroes!
Thank you for joining us in our mission to honor and support our nation’s first responders and military heroes! For more information on our Foundation please visit www.tunnel2towers.org.
The mission of our Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
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