40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

2017 EMPIRE STATE BUILDING RUN-UP PRESENTED BY MARMOT​

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (ESRT) in partnership with outdoor clothing and equipment company Marmot present the Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot. Celebrating 40 years this significant milestone event in global tower running is set for Wednesday, February 1, 2017. 

OVERVIEW

running

In its 40th year, the Empire State Building Run-Up (ESBRU) is the marquee tower race in the world.  Thousands of runners from around the globe will enter - all vying for a chance to race up its famed 86 flights—1,576 stairs. While visitors can reach the building’s Observatory via elevator in under a minute, the fastest runners cover the 86 floors in about 10 minutes.

Leaders in the sport of professional tower running converge at ESB to take part in the Men’s and Women’s elite heat, challenging both body and mind in what some consider the ultimate test of endurance. Additional heats include media, celebrities, and New York City real estate brokers. Marmot, CAF, and MMRF also host exclusive heats.

starting line

The selection of runners in the CAF heat will fundraise to help CAF's good work to provide opportunities and assistance to people with physical disabilities so that they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

The Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot is produced by NYCRUNS.

QUICK FACTS

1,576

Steps climbed in the race

1,050

Distance climbed in the race (approximately one-fifth of a mile vertically)

9:33

Men’s course record, set by Paul Crake of Australia in 2003

11:23

Women’s course record, set by Andrea Mayr of Austria in 2006

7

Most race victories in Men’s Invitationals, held by Thomas Dold of Germany (2006–11)

7

Most race victories in Women’s Invitationals, held by Suzy Walsham of Australia (2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

02/01/17

Date of 2016 ESBRU

Walsham

 

 

 

 

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