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PORT AUTHORITY TO HOST 32ND ANNUAL LINCOLN TUNNEL CHALLENGE 5K ON APRIL 15 TO SUPPORT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW JERSEY

Date: Apr 12, 2018
Press Release Number: 65-2018

No impacts to tunnel traffic anticipated

The Port Authority will host the 32nd Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey on Sunday, April 15. The Lincoln Tunnel’s south tube will be closed from 8 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m. for the event but no traffic delays are expected.

The 3.1-mile race, which began in 1987, attracted approximately 2,500 participants last year and raised about $175,000 for Special Olympics New Jersey. The race begins on the New Jersey side of the tunnel, 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.

For more information regarding the event visit www.LTC5K.org.



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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.


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