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2020 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Jackson, MI

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Cascades Falls, Jackson

1401 S. Brown St

Jackson, MI 49203

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Come join the Run & Walk to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001

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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

This will be the third year for the Tunnel to Towers Jackson 5K which draws runners and walkers from all over Michigan! We are excited for this year’s event which is now part of the Orthopedic Rehab Specialists Running Series.

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

The Tunnel to Towers National Run, Walk, & Climb 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 gear and running through the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) to the Twin Towers.

The Run, Walk, & Climb Series pays homage to all first responders and service members who made, and continue to make, extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty.

How far is a Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk?

This is a 5K (approx 3.1 miles). You are welcome to walk or run this event.

What time does the 5K begin?

Pre-event run festivities will begin at 8:00 am including registration, vendors and more! The actual run will begin with the first wave starting at 9:30 for our fastest runners followed by all others at 9:45 am.

Where can I pick up my packet?

Packets can be picked up on Friday May 15, 2020 at the Blackman-Leoni Dept. Of Public Safety Headquarters. 1996 W. Parnall Rd, Jackson, MI 49201 between 4pm – 7pm.

Packets can also be picked up on the day of event at the Cascades Band Shell. The address to the Cascades Falls Park is: 1401 S Brown St, Jackson, MI 49203.

Can I register the day of the run?

Yes. Registration will open at 8 a.m. on the day of the race. There will be a tent by the starting line, which is where the race begins and ends. We encourage you to register online early to save - if you wait until the day of the event to register you’ll pay $10 more.

When does online registration close?

Online registration will close on May 13, 2020.

Is there parking available?

Yes.

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.

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 and there will be water available at the Start/Finish Line.

What can you bring to the event?  Can I run with a stroller, backpack, wheelchair, roller blades, dogs, bicycle, etc?

Strollers and wheelchairs are permitted. Firefighter turnout gear and military backpacks are also permitted and encouraged! 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 Go Fund Me.

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.

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 Jackson@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 Jackson@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.

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 jackson@tunnel2towers.org and we can walk you through the process or you can send donations directly to (ATTN: Liz Curtis) 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 - please give us your information so we can add it to your fundraising page. It's easy!

What are the fundraising levels & prizes?

We are currently reviewing for 2020 - Stay tuned!

AGAIN THIS YEAR:We will be hosting a post event concert featuring Matt Williams at the bandshell immediately following the run.Matt Williams is not your typical Country Artist and he has a background that separates him from most artists in the industry right now. Matt is an Army Veteran that served 8 ½ years in Iraq/Afghanistan.

During Matt’s last tour, he was wounded by an IED, where he lost two of his best friends and was awarded a Purple Heart for this unfortunate incident. Matt was also awarded an Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device and left the Army as an E/6 Staff Sergeant.

After returning from his third and final deployment in 2010, Matt Williams discovered another battle waiting for him here at home. PTSD and depression loomed very near to Matt. Things only seemed to intensify when Matt's father passed just three weeks after he had returned home from the Army. Matt desperately sought an outlet where he could direct his emotions, and he turned back to his roots: MUSIC.

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Cascades Falls, Jackson

1401 S. Brown St

Jackson, MI 49203

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