The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced that the 2022 Empire State Building Run-Up (ESBRU) – presented by Turkish Airlines and powered by the Challenged Athletes Foundation – will take place Oct. 6, 2022, at 8 p.m. EST. Approximately 150 runners will have the opportunity to race up the 1,576 stairs to the 86th Floor of the “World’s Most Famous Building” in the 44th annual Run-Up.
Runners will be divided into designated heats such as elite runners, celebrities, adaptive athletes, media, and public. Registration for this preeminent tower-running event will be available online from July 11 at noon on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation costs of $125 per runner will be charged upon acceptance.
“As the first and most famous tower-running event, the Empire State Building Run-Up is the bucket list race for elite runners from all over the world,” said Anthony E. Malkin, chairman, president, and CEO at Empire State Realty Trust. “We welcome our athletes back to face the challenge and test their limits in the race to the top.”
The Empire State Building, the “World’s Most Famous Building,” owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., soars 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna.
The $165 million reimagination of the Empire State Building Observatory Experience creates an all-new experience with a dedicated guest entrance, an interactive museum with nine galleries, and a redesigned 102nd Floor Observatory with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The journey to the world-famous 86th Floor Observatory, the only 360-degree, open-air observatory with views of New York and beyond, orients visitors for their entire New York City experience and covers everything from the building’s iconic history to its current place in pop-culture.
Since 2011, the building has been fully powered by renewable wind electricity, and its many floors primarily house a diverse array of office tenants such as LinkedIn and Shutterstock, as well as retail options like STATE Grill and Bar, Tacombi, and Starbucks.
Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey. As of August 2019, it operates scheduled services to 315 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, making it the largest mainline carrier in the world by number of passenger destinations.
The airline serves more destinations non-stop from a single airport than any other airline in the world, and flies to 126 countries, more than any other airline. With an operational fleet of 24 cargo aircraft, the airline’s cargo division serves 82 destinations.
The airline’s corporate headquarters are at the Turkish Airlines General Management Building on the grounds of Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul.
Istanbul Airport in Arnavutköy is the airline’s main base, and there are secondary hubs at Ankara Esenboğa Airport and İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport.
Turkish Airlines has been a member of the Star Alliance network since 1 April 2008