I completed the Lincoln Tunnel 5K race this weekend in New York City. There were over 2,000 people pre-registered and there were probably a couple hundred more people who signed up at the site.
If you're not familiar with the Lincoln Tunnel, it's the long tunnel that connects New Jersey and New York under the Hudson River. Needless to say, this was done purely for novelty as I can run a 5K in my sleep and I'd never get a chance to run through the Lincoln Tunnel again, unless I'm being chased.
The race itself was a lot of fun. It was pretty surreal running through a tunnel that I used to drive through all the time. The tunnel itself was pretty clean (they cleaned it the night before) and there weren't any problems with latent fumes or anything. We simply ran to the end of the tunnel (the New York side) and then ran back to the New Jersey side.
The tunnel itself was packed with runners and the chip was only for the finish line so there's no net time. I forgot to bring my Garmin, which wouldn't have been much help for distance but it would have for time.
As for my time, the official time was 30:18 (a 9:45 pace), but I think my time was closer to, eh, 27 minutes or so. I really couldn't care less. I was just out to have a good time and enjoy the once in a lifetime experience.
As an added bonus, my family was there with me and saw me finish. It wasn't quite the finish of the New Orleans Marathon (see report here and photos here), but it was great to have them there.
All in all, I was very glad I did it. It had a nice novelty and a T-shirt to wear for the ages!
UPDATE: ShoreTurtle posted some nice pictures of the race. Apparently he, unlike me as always, was prepared.