On Sunday, the 2017 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run will take place in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The 5K run and walk is held each year on the last Sunday in September.
The event is held to honor firefighter Stephen Stiller, a member of the New York City Fire Department who lost his life while trying to save others during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The 5K run was created to honor Stiller's final footsteps from Battery Park tunnel to the Twin Towers while carrying 60 pounds of gear. The event also pays homage to FDNY firefighters and first responders who lost their lives on that day.
Tunnel to Towers began in 2002 and has steadily become one of the biggest 5K runs in the country because of its cause. This year, the Tunnel to Towers Run will raise money for those who were affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. To learn more information about the event and how to donate, you can head over to their website.
If you plan on attending the Tunnel to Towers 5K run to show your support for the participants, please note there will be several street closures in Brooklyn and Manhattan during the event. Plan accordingly. Here is some helpful information below.
What time does the Tunnel to Towers Run start, end?
The event starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m EST.
Where are the start and finish lines located?
The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run will start at 1 Beard Street at the IKEA parking lot in Red Hook, Brooklyn and finish at West and Murray streets in Manhattan.
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run street closures
According to the New York City Police Department, the following streets will be closed in Brooklyn and Manhattan from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Tunnel to Towers Run:
— Battery Park Underpass
— West Street between Battery Place and Warren Street
— West Thames Street between West Street and Dead End (Battery Park Esplanade)
— South End Avenue between West Thames Street and Liberty Street
— Liberty Street between West Street and Battery Park Esplanade
— Murray Street between North End Avenue and West Street
— Warren Street between West Street and River Terrace
— North End Avenue between Warren Street and Vesey Street
— Vesey Street between West Street and River Terrace
— River Terrace between Warren Street and Vesey Street
— Richards Street between King Street and Bowne Street/Hamilton Avenue
— Van Brunt Street between Visitation Place and Hamilton Avenue
— Bowne Street between Van Brunt Street and Richards Street
— Seabring Street between Van Brunt Street and Columbia Street
— Commerce Street between Van Brunt Street and Columbia Street
— Delevan Street between Van Brunt Street and Columbia Street
— Verona Street between Van Brunt Street and Columbia Street
— Visitation Place between Van Brunt Street and Richards Street
— Dwight Street between Beard Street and Commerce Street/Columbia Street
— Hamilton Avenue between Henry Street and the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (Woodhull Street)
— Columbia Street between Verona Street and Hamilton Avenue
— Beard Street between Richards Street and Dwight Street