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Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk - Medina, OH

Sun September 8, 2024 Medina, OH 44256 US Directions


Adult Registration

$25 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after April 24, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 18+.

First Responders and Military Registration

$20 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after April 24, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 18+.

Youth Registration 13 to 17 yrs

$10 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after April 24, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 13 - 17.

Child Registration 12 & Under

$5 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after April 24, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 12 and under.


93 Public Square
Historic Public Square
Medina, OH US 44256


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

This will be the 11th year in Medina, 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?
Medina Fire Department Station 1 300 W. Reagan Pkwy., Medina, OH 44256

Friday, September 6th 4 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, September 7th 8 AM – 4 PM

Medina Historic Public Square (North side-Liberty St.)
Sunday, September 8th 7 AM – 8 AM

Can I register the day of the run? 
Yes. Registration will remain open until the start of the run. If you wait to register, we may not have a shirt for you and we do not guarantee sizes or other merchandise for late registrants.

When does online registration close? 
Online registration will be open until the start of the run.

Is there parking available? 
Yes, municipal lots and parking garages are located near the Square.

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 frontline position?
Runners predicting a pace faster than 6 minute/mile will be seeded in the front corral (arrive early). Runners will start first, then, first responders in gear will start behind them. Walkers, strollers and participants with dogs will be placed last to insure safety at the starting line.

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. We do not give age-based awards, however, results will be posted.

Will water be available? 
Yes, a water station will be available at the Fire Station on the route and there will be water available at the Square/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 (delayed start) 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? Z
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 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  We make every effort to keep costs down to allow us to give the most to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s programs. Your generosity is 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, we can walk you through the process or you can send donations directly to ATTN: Adam Santamaria - 2361 Hylan Boulevard., Staten Island, NY 10306 - 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
2361 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10306

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

Can I get a refund? 
We do not provide refunds for the event, even if you cannot make the date or the Foundation needs to cancel the event. Registration may be transferred to another person. Contact us via email:

How can I volunteer? 
It's simple! Email us at or sign-up on the registration page, 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.

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