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. The Registration Fee increases to $50 on race day.
When does online registration close?
Registration will close on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 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.
Where can I pick up my packet?
1104 Mills Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803
Packet Pick-up Times:
Friday, October 13th 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 14th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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?
There will be an announcement for fast runners to come to the 'Start'. However, please note that all First Responders will be corralled at the starting line at the beginning of the race and we ask that their position be respected as all runners and walkers should be positioned behind them. The race is a chipped event; therefore, times are calculated based on crossing the timing mat.
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 (i.e.: Seminole Cty FF/Firefighter, Sanford Police, etc.). All teams must be registered and finalized 48 hours prior to the race; no same-day entries will be allowed.
There are two types of team competition: one for firefighters and the second for all 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 or more participate by running in turnout gear; however, boots and tanks should not be worn for safety reasons.
Please Note: The rules have changed slightly this year as we will allow the teams to consist of as many team members that have registered under a specific team name to compete. For example, Seminole County Fire Department may have 15 registered to compete on their team verses Lake Mary Fire Department, who may only have 5 registered to compete. That beings said, we will only be calculating the four fastest times from each team 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).
Please Note: The rules have changed slightly this year as we will allow the teams to consist of as many team members that have registered under a specific team name to compete. For example, Sanford Police may have 15 registered to compete on their team verses Altamonte Police who may only have 5 registered to compete. That beings said, we will only be calculating the four fastest times from each team 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!
Will water be available?
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, but not on the race route.
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 at home or locked 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 https://www.crowdrise.com/T2TOrlando2017
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?
Check out our incentives
How long do I have to fundraise for incentives?
Funds will be counted up until midnight September 24th, the NYC 5K.
When will my fundraising incentive arrive?
Look for an email from us in October to confirm your fundraising prize. Prizes will be shipped out around November.