The Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K is one of the most unique races in the country. This USATF certified 5K (3.1 miles) takes place mostly underwater and spans two states. The toll booths in Weehawken, NJ mark both the start and finish of the race. There is a cone turnaround once participants reach the NYC side of the tunnel. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics New Jersey and over 22,000 athletes and Unified partners.



About 2023 Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K

Registration Fees

Race Day – May 7, 2023

$40 Registration Fee – Includes event t-shirt and official race bib

$50 Registration Fee + t-shirt and race bib mailing – Avoid long lines on race day by having your race bib and t-shirt mailed to you directly before the race

$50 On-site Registration – Includes event t-shirt and race bib

Registration Deadlines

April  23rd (11:59 p.m.) – Last day to register online for t-shirt and race bib mailing

April 30th (11:59 p.m.) – Online registration closes

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Lincoln Tunnel Challenge Goal

OF OUR $150,000 GOAL

Lincoln Tunnel Challenge Leaderboard

Individual Leaders


Amount Raised: $3,790
Goal: $3,350

Kelly Ermolowich

Amount Raised: $1,056
Goal: $100

David Gater

Amount Raised: $1,017
Goal: $750
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Team Leaders

Viking Army SC

Amount Raised: $4,167
Goal: $1,000


Amount Raised: $4,020
Goal: $2,000

Atlantic Highlands Navesink United Methodist Church

Amount Raised: $3,920
Goal: $5,000
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The Lincoln Tunnel Challenge may be a fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics New Jersey, but it's also a life changer for the athletes and their friends, families, and communities.

How Your Donations Make a Real Impact

For over 50 years, Special Olympics New Jersey has provided year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health screenings to thousands o registered athletes and Unified partners. These programs and services are free of charge, thanks to fundraising events like the Lincoln Tunnel Challenge.  Look below for a glimpse at how these funds are making a real impact!

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