PELHAM, N.Y. -- Pelham resident Patrick Coughlin was one of only 75 runners selected via lottery to participate in the 2016 Empire State Building Run-Up, presented by Marmot, an outdoor clothing and equipment company.
The event will be Feb. 3.
The Run-Up is a bucket list event for Coughlin, who has participated in past Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Runs, as well as Special Olympics Polar Plunges.
Every February, a limited group of runners of all ranks take the ultimate vertical challenge in a race up the 86 floors (1,576 steps and 1,050 feet up) of the world’s most famous building.
The event encompasses numerous heats of runners, from professional stair climbers to charity participants.
Celebrities have also gotten in on the action with the likes of Kelly Ripa and Natalie Morales completing the climb in recent years.
The Run-Up has become a bucket list event for athletes across the globe and of the thousands who enter the invitational lottery for an opportunity to race, only a select few will have the chance to participate.
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