Date: Apr 24, 2014
Press Release Number: 86-2014
The Port Authority will host the 28th Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey on Sunday, April 27. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., will require the closing of the tunnel's south tube portal to traffic. The tunnel's center tube will remain open and no traffic delays are anticipated due to traditionally light traffic at that time.
The Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K began in 1987 and continued every year since that time. The 3.1-mile event, which is limited to 3,500 participants every year, raised over $242,000 for Special Olympics New Jersey in 2013.
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 begin assembling at 6 a.m. at the NJ Transit Bus Parking Lot, 400 Boulevard East in Weehawken. Media interested in attending can film the run from the Boulevard East turnaround near the tunnel's administration building.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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 construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which 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.