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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Turkish Airlines & Powered by the Challenged Athletes Foundation  

Start Time: 8:00 PM
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave at 34th Street
New York, NY
Registration Closed
The Lottery Will Open In January. See Below For Details.


The iconic Empire State Building Run-Up will be held on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. For a chance to compete, the lottery will open on Monday, January 14th at 12 p.m. ET. Entries will be accepted through Sunday, February 17th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Thousands of climbers from around the world will enter, vying for a chance to race up the Empire State Building’s famed 86 flights and 1,576 stairs. If selected, race entry is $125 per applicant. Climbers will be notified of their race status via email on February 20, 2019.


Climbers may also gain entry by fundraising for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.  The mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports increases self-esteem, encourages independence, and enhances quality of life. Be the first to know about Challenged Athletes Foundation fundraising entries by emailing Jason Karavidas at


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