Packet Pick Up Information
You MUST provide a CURRENT, VALID, government-issued photo ID, driver’s license, or passport to pick up your bib.
If you cannot pick it up yourself, you can have someone represent you. In order for your packet to be released, please fill out the authorization form which is supplied below in the link. NOTE: Your packet will not be released without a copy of your ID, and the authorization form presented. Click here for the form
NY Water Taxi
New York Water Taxi service begins at 6 AM, leaving from Pier 11, Manhattan Terminal. The last boat departs for Brooklyn at 7:45 AM. You MUST be in line prior to 7:30 AM to arrive at the Start Line on time. Wearing your bib grants FREE transportation before and after the race to Brooklyn.
There is a strict NO BAGGAGE POLICY on all NY Water Taxis. Participants are required to check belongings in one (1) clear plastic bag supplied by UPS. DO NOT BRING ANY VALUABLES TO THE EVENT. Tunnel to Towers is not responsible for any lost personal items or damages. Clear UPS bags must be left at the designated UPS drop locations for retrieval after completing the event.
Below are the course maps for the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC
Rules of Participation
Event Officials: All participants must follow the instructions of event officials (T2T staff and volunteers). For participants’ safety, no skates, strollers (including running strollers), backpacks, bicycles, bags, water bottles, Scott Air-Paks (FDNY oxygen tanks), child-carrier backpacks, weighted vests, or animals are permitted. Costumes covering the face, or any non-formfitting bulky outfit extending beyond the perimeter of the body, are not permitted.
T2T reserves the right to change the details of the event, including delaying, canceling, or suspending the race due to inclement weather or other potential safety risks. Participants must retire at once from the race if ordered to do so by event officials, medical staff, or any governmental authority, including firefighters and police officers.
If you encounter a participant in distress, offer assistance and/or report the situation to the nearest aid station.
Sportsmanship: Any participant who conducts him- or herself in an unsportsmanlike manner or who is offensive in action or language to event officials, other participants, volunteers, or spectators may be asked to leave the course.
We must do our best to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants. We ask that these basic rules be followed on the course.
- Walkers are asked to do their best to stay to the right at all times.
- Runners are asked to stay to the left.
- If you are slowing down or stopping (especially in the Tunnel) raise your arm to alert those behind you.
- Avoid running or walking with more than three persons side by side. We understand that many participate as a team, but an effort must be allowed for others on the course to safely pass you.
- If someone behind you says, “On your right,” move to your left. If someone says, “On your left,” move to the right and allow the runner to pass.
Participant Entry and Race Bib
Event Application: All participants must provide accurate information, including age, gender, and emergency contact information, when filling out the event application.
Race Bib: Your official participant bib (running number) must be fully visible at all times and worn on the front of your torso. The timing device (B-Tag) is attached to the back of your running number; in order to ensure an accurate time, please do not fold or wrinkle the bib or cover it with a jacket, runner belt, or any other item. Participants who run the race without their bib properly attached and displayed risk not having their finish time and split times recorded, not being listed in the results, and/or being stopped by a race official on the course. If your bib is lost on the course, please report it to an event official after the race.
No Refunds: Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be deferred.
Getting to the start: Please give yourself enough time to pick up your bib number and enter the start wave assigned to them, based on bib number and color. Enter at the designated wave entry points for your assigned wave or move to a lower wave if you wish to run with friends/family before the corral closing times. Any participant who climbs over a barricade or otherwise enters improperly may be disqualified. For participant safety, once a wave is closed for entry, late-arriving participants must report to a later wave. Please follow the instructions of event officials when entering waves.
Race Start: The race will be started by an air horn unless otherwise noted. All participants must be behind the starting line at the start of the race and must follow the instructions of the race starter.
Official Times: Your official (net) finish time is recorded by the timing system from when you cross the starting line to when you cross the finish line. This time determines the order of finish and award winners—except the two overall first-place awards, which always go to the first man and woman to cross the finish line. Start timing mats will be removed 10 minutes after the start of the race unless the size of the field warrants keeping the start open longer. After the start has closed, net times will not be recorded and times will be calculated from the time of the start horn. If a runner starts after the timing mats have been removed, no start time will be added.
Course Marking: Participants must stay within course boundaries, as designated by barriers, traffic cones, delineation, and/or other markings, at all times; must recognize and understand event signage and symbols relating to the course, directions, and facilities; and must follow the instructions of course marshals.
Assistance: Unofficial pacers or other unregistered participants are not permitted.
Non-registered Participation: No individual who is not officially registered may join the event or accompany any participant in the event. Any person without an official bib will be directed to leave the course immediately.
Trash: T2T events are conducted in public places. Please deposit any trash in the provided receptacles, including at aid stations. Be careful when discarding cups at aid stations so as to avoid hitting other participants.
The following items are prohibited from all T2T events and race venues:
- Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks, toxic chemicals, and explosives
- Large packages, coolers, tents, and lean-tos
- Duvets, sleeping bags, and large blankets or comforters
- Alcoholic beverages and illegal substances of any kind
- Unmanned aerial devices, drones, survey balloons, photography mini-copters, and any flying device with an on/off switch.
- Opaque trash bags and any non-transparent plastic bags (Clear bags will be allowed.)
- Folding chairs, camp chairs, and tables of any kind
- Glass containers
- Containers of liquid larger than one liter
- Suitcases and rolling bags
- Backpacks and any bag
- Camelbaks® and any type of hydration backpack
- Weight vests and any vests with multiple pockets, especially those that can be used as a water reservoir
- Costumes that cover the face and any bulky outfits (formfitting outfits are allowed) extending beyond the perimeter of the body
- Props, including sporting equipment, military and fire gear
- Selfie sticks and any camera mount or rig that isn’t attached directly to the head or torso
Walk Through Guides
Need help registering? Check out the step-by-step guides below.