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22.10.2021 – 02:58

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

New York (ots/PRNewswire)

Celebrities, elite tower runners and challenged athletes compete in the iconic race

Today it will Empire State Building the elite tower runners, challenged athletes and celebrities from around the world who, along with lucky lottery winners, will climb the 1,576 steps to the top of the world’s most famous building during the Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Empire State Building Run-Up (ESBRU), presented by Turkish Airlines and supported by the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

At the 43rd annual men’s elite running competition, tower running legends like Wai Ching Soh (Malaysia), who finished second in 2019, Sproule Love (St. Louis, MO), who finished third in 2018 and sixth in 2019, and David Roeske (Loveland, CO), the fourth person to ever successfully climb Mount Everest. Among the well-known contenders in the women’s elite Cindy Harris (Indianapolis, IN) – which finished second in 2019 – as well Shari Klarfeld (Plainview, NY), Maria Elisa Lopez Pimentel (Mexico), Omar Bekkali (Belgium) and Fabio Ruga (Italy), all of whom finished in the top six in 2019.

“It is a great honor to return to New York and compete with the best athletes in the world in such a unique challenge in such a famous place,” said Wai Ching Soh, the Guinness World Record holder for climbing stairs at the greatest height within one hour. “I have no doubt that the competition will be very strong this year and I’m looking forward to being part of such a milestone challenge again and hopefully breaking my personal record.”

The sportswear brand is new this year On Running, who will climb the landmark of New York with a group of running enthusiasts and influencers from all over the country.

Turkish Airlines, one of the world’s leading airlines that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other, is sponsoring Run-Up 2021 for the third time this year and will give both the best male and the best female elite runners a free flight. In addition to New York’s JFK Airport, Turkish Airlines opened its tenth US gateway at Newark International Airport on May 21, 2021.

“Turkish Airlines is honored to once again be part of an exciting event that will bring communities from around the world together in an incredible race on the world’s most famous building,” said Cenk Ocal, General Manager of Turkish Airlines New York. “It is with great pleasure that we continue our commitment to sporting events and support organizations that are committed to being dynamic and competitive, while also giving participants the opportunity to see the world by purchasing tickets for a flight on Turkish Airlines win one of our 300+ destinations around the world. “

the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) returns as the Run-Up’s official charity. She is a global leader in helping people with physical disabilities who want to get involved and stick with the sport by providing unparalleled sporting opportunities, hope and education, and inspiring the physically challenged to lead active lifestyles.

“We are excited to once again be part of an iconic event that brings together disabled athletes and our supporters to further our mission. We have an impressive and high-performing group of disabled athletes and fundraisers who, through the Empire State Building’s We will show the world what is possible when everyone with physical disabilities is given the support they need to achieve their goals, “said Doug Olson, Northeast Senior Development Director for CAF.

In addition to the runs from ON Running, Turkish Airlines and CAF, media representatives, celebrities such as Bachelorette Tayshia Adams and celebrity trainer Don Saladino, as well as participants in other runs will also take part in the raffle. Writer and venture capitalist Tim Draper will host a West Coast and East Coast competition that will pit Silicon Valley Ventures against New York City Ventures to win a $ 100,000 donation to their respective charities. The world famous lights of the Empire State Building will shine in Turkish Airlines colors – red and white – on the evening of the race to celebrate the event.

You can find more information about the Empire State Building and the run-up Online.

Empire State Realty Trust information

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) owns, manages, operates, acquires, and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and greater New York, including the Empire State Building, “The World’s Most Famous Building.” As of June 30, 2021, the company’s office and retail portfolio is 940,000 square feet, including 870,000 square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York, and approximately 65,000 square feet in Retail portfolio.

Empire State Realty Trust is a leader in energy efficiency in the built environment and sustainability. 76 percent of the eligible portfolio is ENERGY STAR certified and is operated 100 percent with renewable wind power. As the first commercial real estate portfolio in North, Central and South America, ESRT has the evidence-based, third-party verified WELL Health-Safety Rating for health and safety. In addition, ESRT was rated with the highest possible GRESB 5 Star Rating and the Green Star for sustainability performance in the real estate sector and for Fitwel Champion named for healthy, high performing buildings. To learn more about Empire State Realty Trust, visit esrtreit.com and follow ESRT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Empire State Building information

The Empire State Building, “The most famous building in the world”, owned by Empire State Realty Trust Inc. (ESRT: NYSE), soars 443 meters above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna. The $ 165 million redesign of the Empire State Building Observatory Experience creates a completely new experience with its own guest entrance, an interactive museum with nine galleries, and a redesigned observatory on the 102nd floor with floor-to-ceiling windows. The drive to the world-famous 86th floor of the observatory, the only 360-degree open-air observatory with views of New York and beyond, orientates visitors for their entire New York City experience, covering everything from the building’s iconic history to its current place in pop culture. Learn more at www.esbnyc.com. The year 2021 marks the 90th anniversary of the building, which officially opened on May 1, 1931. Named America’s Favorite Building by the American Institute of Architects, Uber’s Favorite Travel Destination in the World, and Lonely Planet’s number 1 New York City attraction, it welcomes more than 4 million visitors annually from around the world.

The building has been powered entirely by renewable wind power since 2011 and houses a large number of office tenants such as LinkedIn, Shutterstock and Global Brands Group as well as retail stores such as STATE Grill and Bar, Tacombi and Starbucks on its many floors. More information and tickets for the observatory can be found at esbnyc.com or follow the building’s website Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo, YouTube, or TikTok.

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