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2017 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk - Berkley, MI

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3205 Catalpa Dr

Berkley, MI 48072

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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?

Our race route is a true 5K (3.1 miles). It begins with one (1) lap around the track, goes out into the neighborhood and then concludes with a final (1) lap around the track. You are welcome to walk or run this event.

Is the course certified?

The course will be measured correctly, but is not certified, at this time.

Is the race timed and can I get a timing chip?

We are working with a timing company. Check back soon for more information.

How are racers/walkers staged to start the race?

We are glad to have runners and walkers of all levels participate in our event. In order to accommodate different levels, we will be staging participants into 4 corrals:

  • Corral A: First Responders, with those wearing their gear at the front of the corral
  • Corral B: Runners with time of 20 minutes or less
  • Corral C: Runners and walker with a time of 21-29 minutes
  • Corral D: Runners and walkers with a time of 30 minutes or greater

You will be assigned to your Corral when you pick up your packet.

Where can I pick up my packet?

We encourage everyone to pick up their packet prior to race day. Packet Pick-up will be available:

  • Thursday, September 22nd, 5pm-8pm, location TBD
  • Friday, September 23rd, 5pm-8pm, location TBD
  • Saturday, September 24th, time TBD prior to the race in the Anderson Middle School parking lot

Can someone else pick up my packet?

We strongly encourage all runners to pick up their own race packet. It is important for runners to verify their data and make any necessary changes. However, if it is not possible for you to pick-up your own packet, you may have someone pick it up for you. That person will be responsible for verifying personal race information (name, age, birthdate, etc.).

May I register in person?

For those who wish to register in person, we recommending doing so during our scheduled packet pick-up times on Thursday and Friday before the race.

If the event is not sold out, in-person registration is also available the morning of the race. Please note, this is considered a late registration and an additional fee will apply.

Can I register the day of the run?

If the event is not sold out, in-person registration is also available the morning of the race. Please note, this is considered late registration and an additional fee will apply.

When does online registration close?

Online registration will close several days before the event

What are the guidelines for children and youth participation?

We are excited to have youth runners and walkers! In the interest of safety, we recommend each child younger than 14 years old run with an adult and each adult supervise no more than three (3) children.

Is there transportation to and from the event?

No, we do not provide transportation to and from the event.

Is there parking available?

Parking in the Anderson Middle Schools parking lot will be reserved for a limited number of first responders.

Additional parking options will be published as they are confirmed.

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.

Will the race happen rain or shine?

The race will continue in the event of a normal rainfall. We will, however, observe storm advisories which recommend people seek shelter.

Will water be available?

Yes, a water station will be available along the route and there will be water available at the school.

Can I run with a stroller, backpack, wheelchair, roller blades, bicycle, etc?

Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Roller blades, bicycles, hover boards, and other modes of transport are not. Be sure to track your time with the stroller so we can assign you to the right corral. Firefighter in 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.

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. Tunnel to Towers Foundation will not be responsible for the loss of any items.

Can I transfer my registration to another participant?

Yes. See information above OR contact us at
Berkley@tunnel2towers.org and we will manually change it in our system.

How can I volunteer?

It's simple! Click on the Register button and select the Volunteer option. Thank you for volunteering!

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.

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


Does my registration fee count towards my 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.

To show our appreciation for your time, passion, and effort, we recognize each fundraising milestone that is reached with prizes branded with the Tunnel to Towers logo.

What are the fundraising levels & prizes?

Check out our incentives

Note: You will receive your fundraising prizes in January, 2017: Colors vary from year to year!

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 Berkeley@tunnel2towers.org and we can walk you through the process or you can send donations directly to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306 (attn: LIZ CURTIS) - please give us your team/participant information so we can add it to your fundraising page. It's easy!

Donations and Sponsorship:

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 Berkley@tunnel2towers.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 Berkley@tunnel2towers.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.

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