Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk - Hendersonville, TN

Saturday October 12th, 2024

Hendersonville, TN

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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 Tunnel to Towers Foundation please visit www.t2t.org.

This will be our 4th year in Hendersonville, and we are excited to once again bring together the community to honor first responders, remember 9/11, and raise funds for the Tunnel to Towers programs.

How far is a Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk?
This is a 5K (3.1 miles) to walk or run this event. Anyone can run, walk, or experience this event.

Where can I pick up my packet?
Sanders Ferry Park (location of event) on Friday, October 11th 3pm-6pm or Race Day Saturday, October 12th after 7am

Can I register the day of the run?
Yes, you can register until the start of the run, however we recommend you register early so you will get your t-shirt and that we’ll have your size.

When does online registration close?
Online registration will not close, we do recommend you register early since we may not have enough t-shirts or your preferred size for late registrations.

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 there be awards for running?
Yes, we keep them very simple since our mission is to honor first responders, most of our awards are based on firefighters, police or military running in gear in the same fashion that Stephen Siller did on 9/11. This event is intended to be an experience and much more than a run. 

Will water be available?
Yes, a water station will be available along the route and there will be water available at the start and finish line.

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. 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.

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 [email protected] 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 protected]. We make every effort to keep costs down to allow us to give the most to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. 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 [email protected] and we can walk you through the process or you can send donations directly to ATTN: Adam Santamaria – 2361 Hylan Boulevard., Staten Island, NY 10306 – be sure you mention Hendersonville and please give us your information so we can add it to your fundraising page.

Where can I mail an OFFLINE donation (check made payable to Tunnel to Towers Foundation)?
Please mail any offline donations to:

Tunnel to Towers Foundation
ATTN:  Adam Santamaria -T2T Hendersonville
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306

Can I transfer my registration to another participant?
Yes. See information above OR contact us at [email protected] and we will manually change it in our system.

Can I get a refund?
We do not provide refunds for the event if you cannot participate, or the Foundation needs to cancel the event for extenuating circumstances. Registration may be transferred to another person, contact us.

How can I volunteer?
It's simple! Email us at [email protected] and we will reply within 24 hours. Volunteers are always needed for the day of festivities. Thank you!

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. If paying in cash, receipt upon request.

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 Tunnel to Towers offer fundraising incentives?
Yes, we offer fundraising incentives each year; check out our latest in our Fundraising Guide. To qualify, complete your fundraising by December 15, 2024.

Race Distances

Price Register
Child Registration 12 & Under $10.00 until Register »
Youth Registration 13 to 17 yrs $20.00 until Register »
First Responders and Military Registration $30.00 until Register »
Adult Registration $35.00 until Register »
Virtual Participant Click to Find Out Register »
Child Registration 12 & Under Click to Find Out Register »
Child Registration 13 to 17 yrs Click to Find Out Register »
First Responders and Military Registration Click to Find Out Register »
Adult Registration Click to Find Out Register »
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Child Registration 13 to 17 yrs Click to Find Out Register »
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Start Location

513 Sanders Ferry Rd., Hendersonville, TN

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