Press Release Article


Date: Apr 06, 2017
Press Release Number: 60-2017

The Port Authority will host the 31st Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey on Sunday, April 9. The event will require the closing of the Lincoln Tunnel’s south tube from 8 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m. The north and center tubes will remain open. No delays are anticipated, due to normally light traffic at that time.

The 3.1-mile annual race, which began in 1987, last year attracted approximately 2,600 participants and raised about $226,000 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 the Port Authority’s Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at, call 511 or visit or

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