Men's Health Urbanathlon & Festival
MEN’S HEALTH MAGAZINE’S URBANATHLONTM & FESTIVAL
A NEW YORK RACE LIKE NO OTHER!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
Race Includes Taxi Cab & Bus Hurdles, US Tennis Center Stair Climb
WHO: Men’s Health is gearing up to bring its signature URBANATHLONTM event back to New York! More than 5,000 racers will hit the one-of-a-kind course, which will be held at Flushing Meadows Park.
WHAT: The Men’s Health URBANATHLONTM & Festival is a unique, 9+ mile competition that combines traditional road race elements with rigorous obstacles and sets them against a backdrop of iconic city landmarks. Building on the success of the event’s five-year history, Men’s Health is expanding from Chicago to two new cities in 2011: San Francisco and New York, which first hosted the event in 2006. Course highlights in New York include: tire stutter-stepping, over-under traffic barricade obstacles, chain link crawls, climbing over marine hurdles, traversing monkey bars through, the US Tennis Center stair climb, and, of course, the taxi cab hurdles. Participants will also have to scale a bus before heading to the 8-foot wall at the finish line.
WHERE: Start Line/Finish Line: The race starts and ends in the shadow of the Unisphere and immediately next door to Theater in the Park at the Flushing Meadows Festival Site. For turn-by-turn directions check out the course page: http://www.menshealthurbanathlon.com/newyork-course.cfm
WHEN: Saturday, October 29
Racers line up at 7:40am
Race start: First wave: 8:00 a.m.
Free Festival open to the public at 9:00 a.m.
ADMISSION: Festival admission is free. Race pre-registration is required. To register go to:
SPONSORS: Official Sponsors Include: Columbia, Gatorade G Series FIT, Gillette Odor Shield, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Jeep®. The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) will be the Beneficiary of the race for the fifth year in a row. Participants can sign up for the Men's Health Mission to raise funds for CAF online at the URBANATHLONTM website. The race will also be supporting the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association’s Widow and Children’s Fund, an official partner of the Men’s Health URBANATHLONTM event in New York, which provides benefits for the spouses and children of members of the service who have died in the line of duty. Equinox returns to this year’s URBANATHLONTM event as the official Fitness Partner and other partners
include Chipotle and The Pump.