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Empire State Building Run-Up
Empire State Building, Midtown West Wednesday February 6 2013 20:00
A quarter-mile dash is child’s play, right? Not when it’s vertical, Mr. Cocky Shorts. In this annual New York Road Runners race, stair-climbing masters sprint to the iconic structure’s 86th-floor observation deck. The stampede goes faster than you may think: The record time is a speedy nine minutes and 33 seconds (achieved by Australian Paul Crake in 2003)—with 1,576 steps to cover, that’s 2.75 steps per second. Start training now so you don’t burn out halfway up the skyscraper.
Venue name: Empire State Building
Contact:
Address: 350 Fifth Ave
New York

Cross street: between 33rd and 34th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 8am–2am
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq; 6 to 33rd St
Price: From $100
Event website: http://nyrr.org