2019 T2T NYC 5K Run & Walk - VOLUNTEER / VENDOR

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Ikea Parking Lot 9 Red Hook Brooklyn

1 Beard St

Brooklyn, NY 11231

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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 29, 2018, at 9:30 am.

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.

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.

How much does Adult Registration cost?


May 15 – May 31: $45 Adult Runner $55 w/chip*

Month of June: $55 Adult Runner $65 w/chip*

July 1 – August 15: $60 Adult Runner $70 w/chip*

August 16 - September 23: $65 Adult Runner $75 w/chip*

September 24 – September 28: $80 Adult Runner $90 w/ chip*

September 29 (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 28, 2019

Can I register the day of the run?

Yes - race day registration is held at the IKEA parking lot in Brooklyn, New York. Please note that no timing chips will be provided to those who register on race day.

When does online registration close?

Online registration will remain open until 8:29 a.m. on September 29, 2019. However, if you wish to receive a timing chip through online registration, this must be completed on or before September 29, 2019. 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 - please 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.

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.


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?

Yes,IKEA Brooklyn will be opening their restaurant at 6:30 AM on race day. All items will be available for participants to purchase.

Where can I pick up my runner’s packet or volunteer/vendor credentials?

Volunteer and vendor photo identification can be picked up at the locations listed below on the dates provided. Bib numbers/packets and can be picked up at the start of the run at IKEA parking lot in Brooklyn, NY. T-Shirts will be given at the T-Shirt Pick-Up Tent on Vesey Street at the end of the run. We strongly advise picking up your packet prior to the day of the run at the locations listed below:

Staten Island *Note these days have changed

St. John’s University – Staten Island Campus

Kelleher Center - 2nd Floor

300 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Manhattan *Note these days have changed

The Conrad Hotel - 2nd Floor to East Lobby

102 North End Avenue, New York, NY

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 you bring to the event?

One (1) clear plastic bag will be supplied by UPS to put your belongings in. Please do not bring valuables. The Stephen Siller 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?

No - the run is restricted to foot traffic only, per the City of New York, for reasons of safety and security. For your safety and security, the MTA and NYPD prohibit any backpacks, strollers and bicycles in the tunnel and on any mode of transportation provided by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Important restriction for firefighters: ABSOLUTELY NO SCOTT AIR-PAKS!

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.


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

You can sign up to become a fundraiser at T2T NYC. Select the event you want to fundraise for, 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 $250, $500, $1000, and $1500.

What are the fundraising incentives?

$150 or higher: 24 OZ. Flip-Top Sports Bottle

$250 or higher: Limited Edition T2T Socks

$500 or higher: T2T Branded Adidas Performance Cap

$1,000 or higher: T2T Branded Patriot Folding Umbrella

$1,500 or higher: T2T Branded Gym Fitness Gift Set

$5,000 or higher: T2T Incentive Package (all items above)

2019 NYC Incentives

How long do I have to fundraise for incentives?

Fundraising for the 5K Run & Walk NYC will remain open until Sunday, October 13th, 2019.

When will my fundraising incentive arrive?

Your fundraising incentives will arrive by the January following the event.

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