NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. ( NYSE: ESRT) today announced that outdoor clothing and equipment company Marmot will be the presenting sponsor of the Empire State Building Run-Up. The multi-year partnership begins with the 2015 edition of the pinnacle event in global tower running, set for Wednesday, February 4, 2015.
"We're thrilled to welcome Marmot as the presenting sponsor of the Empire State Building Run-Up," said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, CEO and President of ESRT. "The Run-Up is a globally iconic race that challenges both body and mind in what some adventure enthusiasts consider the ultimate test of endurance, and Marmot has been outfitting athletes like these around the world with the best apparel for more than four decades. It's a natural partnership and we look forward to taking the event to new heights with them in the years to come."
"Training for the adventure is core to Marmot's company philosophy. We've been committed to endurance athletes and outdoor enthusiasts for years world-wide," explained Mark Martin, President of Marmot Mountain LLC and Jarden Technical Apparel—a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation, Marmot's parent company. "This important race in the heart of New York is a landmark event for Marmot, and we're proud to be this year's presenting sponsor," he added.
Additionally, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) will be the official charity partner of the Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot. Twenty-five runners will participate and fundraise in support of CAF's good work to provide opportunities and assistance to people with physical challenges, giving those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.
It was also announced today that NYCRUNS will serve as the race management company of the Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot. NYCRUNS will provide event production support and manage participant registration. NYCRUNS is the largest running event management company in the New York Metropolitan Area.
Registration details for runners interested in participating in the Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot will be available on www.empirestatebuilding.com in December.
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the "World's Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions as the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. ( NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world's most famous office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2014, consisting of 9.3 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 731,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation
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About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Gulp!®, Hardy®, Invicta®, K2®, Madshus®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Ride®, Sevylor®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl®, Worth® and Zoot®; Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, ProPak®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex® and Yankee Candle®; and Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #356 on the Fortune 500 and has over 30,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.
About the Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved – and stay involved – in sports. CAF believes that participation in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $60 million has been raised and over 9,500 funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF's outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it's a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF's mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love. To learn more, log on to www.challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.
NYCRUNS was founded in 2009 as a resource for runners, running clubs and race directors. It offers state-of-the-art race timing, race registration, marketing and race management services to events throughout the New York metropolitan area and produces over 40 events of its own. In 2011, NYCRUNS launched its flagship event, the Brooklyn Marathon which it plans to bring to the streets by 2016. It has also created the Central Park Marathon, The Frozen Bonsai Half Marathon and a myriad of well-managed, affordable running events catering to the needs of the New York area running community.
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