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Empire State Building gears up for 37th annual Run-Up

Empire State RunUP

(Credit: Runners participate in the Empire State Building Run-Up (Courtesy of NYRR))

With the streets covered in ice and snow today, where do city runners go? How about up?

Wednesday marks the 37th year of the Empire State Building Run-Up and 500 people will compete to see who can scale the iconic midtown building's 86 floors and 1,576 stairs in the fastest time.

The New York Road Runners organization, which has organized the race since its inception, said the event...

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