Empire State Building Challenge

Racing up 86 floors, 1576 stairs of the Worlds most iconic building- the Empire State Building, to raise funds and awareness for people affected by spinal cord injury.
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On Tuesday May 14th at 8pm I will line up on the start line for the 42nd Empire State Building Run Up. This race challenges runners from around the globe to race up 86 flights, 1576 stairs to the finish line on the observation deck. I will be there proudly representing New Zealand and racing to raise awareness and funds for the wonderful work the New Zealand Spinal Trust does for people with spinal injuries. Kia Toa, Kia Kaha, Kia Manawanui.

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Melissa Moon

Hi, my name is Melissa Moon and I am a Wellington based runner. Throughout my running career I competed in Road, Track, Cross Country and in particular Mountain Running where I won Two World Titles in Italy and Alaska. Towards the end of my running career I challenged myself on the Vertical World Circuit, this is a series of races up the stairs of the World's Tallest Buildings. The iconic Empire State Building was the highlight and I was fortunate to win in 2010 and 2012. In 2014 I retired! BUT in 2019 I have been motivated to take myself out of retirement to race for a purpose/cause - The New Zealand Spinal Trust. This trust is very dear to my heart having had two friends, Roger and Paul sustain spinal injuries through a car and cycle accident. Over the years I have visited Burwood Spinal Unit numerous times to support both Paul and Roger. This fundraiser is an appreciation of the all the wonderful work the NZ Spinal Trust does for those affected by spinal injuries and one I am truly thankful for. Kia Toa, Kia Kaha, Kia Manawanui .

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