In the wake of the cancellation of the 2020 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC, the Foundation has announced the Never Forget Virtual Challenge. Honor the 2,977 lost on September 11, 2001 in your own meaningful way from anywhere across America. Click here to learn more.
Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk NYC
Run. Walk. Honor. The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in New York is held, each year, on the last Sunday of September. What began with 1,500 people in 2002 is now considered by many to be one of the top 5K runs in America.
The event symbolizes Stephen Siller’s final footsteps from the foot of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) to the Twin Towers Site, and pays homage to the 343 FDNY firefighters, 63 law enforcement officers, and thousands of civilians who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. To date, more than 500,000 people have followed in Stephen’s footsteps.
Proceeds from the event support the Foundation’s programs, which benefit fallen first responder and Gold Star families with young children, and catastrophically injured service members.