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TRAVEL ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY TO HOST LINCOLN TUNNEL CHALLENGE 5K ON APRIL 10 TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW JERSEY

Date: Apr 06, 2016
Press Release Number: 48-2016

The Port Authority will host the 30th Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey on Sunday, April 10. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., will require the closing of the tunnel's south tube to traffic for approximately four hours. The tunnel's north and center tubes will remain open and no delays are anticipated due to traditionally light traffic at that time.

The event began in 1987 and has been held every year since that time. The 3.1-mile race, which attracted approximately 3,000 participants in 2015, raised $225,000 for Special Olympics New Jersey.

The race begins in New Jersey, where participants will proceed through the tunnel's south tube into Manhattan and return through the same tube to cross the finish line in Weehawken.

Participants will assemble at 6 a.m. at the NJ Transit bus parking lot, located at 400 Boulevard East in Weehawken. Media interested in attending can film the run from the Boulevard East turnaround near the tunnel's administration building.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.