RaceMotorists in Savannah’s Downtown area should expect road closures and delays Sept. 10 as runners in the 2016 Tunnel to Towers 5K travel along the designated race route.

Organizers expect between 300 and 500 runners, with the race lasting approximately 90 to 120 minutes. Roads will not be closed when no runners are present. The race begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, starting at Orleans Square.

The affected roads are:

  • Louisville to Boundary
  • Boundary to Turner
  • Turner to Papy
  • Papy to Oglethorpe
  • Oglethorpe to Barnard
  • Barnard to Hull
  • Hull to Bull
  • Bull to Gaston
  • Gaston to Whitaker
  • Whitaker to Park
  • Park to Barnard
  • Barnard to Orleans Square (just north of Liberty) to finish

The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series was created to retrace the final steps of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. The run and walk event pays homage to all first responders who made, and continue to make, extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty.

Street parking may be limited along the race route. Alternative parking is available in City of Savannah parking garages located throughout the downtown area.

Police ask drivers to plan their routes and use caution and patience during this event.