Posted by: sonewjersey | April 22, 2010

Last Minute Info for The Lincoln Tunnel Challenge!

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Listed below are the FAQ’s that we have been getting about the up and coming LTC (Sunday, April 25!) … Check them out and if you have any further questions, be sure to comment an ask and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

You can always check the LTC website for further info and contact info at



The start & finish are in the same location near the toll booths in Weehawken, NJ.  RAIN OR SHINE


 START –       

 8:00 AM for those running 25 minutes and under – Receive Yellow race # at check-in.

8:45 AM ALL other participants – Receive White race # at check-in.

***If you do not think you are able to finish 25 minutes or under and you need to be in the 8:45AM start***

CALL the Special Olympics office immediately and speak slowly and clearly so we get your name correct.  Leave this message with your name at 609-896-8000, ext. 297.  DO NOT leave general messages or questions as you will not receive a response. Changes MAY NOT be made after midnight, Thursday, April 22nd. 



Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel, Weehawken from 6 -9PM. 

Participants can pick up bib, t-shirt and any incentive items that were earned.  

SHERATON –  500 Harbor Blvd.,Weehawken.  (201) 617- 5600



Sheraton, 6 -9PM on Saturday AND 6:00 – 8:30AM on Sunday  – see attached map



Sheraton, 6- 9PM on Saturday.  No reservations are required.  $5 donation at the door for all the pasta you can eat! 



See map at the bottom of the post for parking directions.



Only the South tube is closed.  Vehicle access both ways is still available in and out of NYC.


BUSES – COACH USA  leaves NYC  at 41st b/n 8th and 9th Ave. (at whale mural) starting 6:00AM and will run every 15 mins. (or when full) until 8:15AM.   RETURN to NYC is from 9:30AM until 11:00AM. 

Point person will be onsite in NYC for buses loading.  Drop-off/pickup is the same location in Weehawken.  There will be a visible sign “Lincoln Tunnel Challenge Bus Stop”.



Results will be combined from both starts to determine awards.



No extra fee.  Must check-in child and sign a waiver.  Receive an orange band to be put around stroller handle.  Strollers subject to security inspection.



The Captain can check the team in and pick-up the race #’s, and shirts for team members.  Participants on a team SHOULD NOT go to Individual Pre-Registration.  If your team starts with “The” and “TEAM”, please go to sign labeled “The & Team”. 



See website under “About” section.



Pick up on Saturday evening at Sheraton or Sunday morning.  Sunday the tent will be open before and after races.


Bag Drop –

There is a truck designated for bag drop to store your belongings.  It is secure the entire time.


Morning STRETCH –

 Julie Newmann, trainer, will be conducting a “stretch session” – 7:30 & 8:15 AM


Souvenirs –

All will be available the day of the race.


Complimentary Refreshments –

 water, Sunsweet Boosters drink, LaYogurt, & fruit


Dunkin Donuts

Items available for purchase.  



You MUST PLAN for EXTRA TIME to park and check-in!



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