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2017 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk - West Salem
Sun, September 10, 2017, 8:46 AM – 10:30 AM CDT
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.tunnel2towers.org
How far is a Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk?
This is a 5K (3.1 miles). You are welcome to walk or run this event.
Where can I pick up my packet?
Packets will be will be available for pick up on September 9th, 2017 at the West Salem Fire Station from 4-7 p.m. It will also be available the day of the event from 7:00 a.m. until start at West Salem Fire Station.
Can I register the day of the run?
Yes. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the race at West Salem Fire Station.
When does online registration close?
Online registration will close on September 8, 2017.
Do children get a t-shirt with their registration fee?
Yes! New this year, we will be providing children under 12 with t-shirts with their paid registration.
Is there transportation to and from the event?
No, we do not provide transportation to and from the event.
Is there parking available?
Yes, at the West Salem High School.
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 corral. (arrive early)
Will water be available?
Yes, a water station will be available along the route.
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 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.
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. 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 on crowdrise.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can walk you through the process or you can send donations directly to 2361 Hylan Boulevard., Staten Island, NY 10306 - please give us your information so we can add it to your fundraising page. It's easy!
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.
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 click here.
How can I volunteer?
It's simple! Click on the volunteer option above and enter your information to sign up. Thank you!