#Newsflash | Run Up and Down Citi Field Stairs for MS on June 26
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Save the world one step at a time, literally.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host Climb to the Top: NYC at Citi Field on Sunday, June 26.
Hundreds of participants will run (or walk or pant) in a serpentine style up and down the 41,000-seat Flushing stadium’s stairs in this challenge-fundraiser. (It takes about the same effort as running three miles, according to experts.) Others are welcome to wave and cheer while the climbers sweat it out.
Citi Field opens at 8 am. The first wave of runners, who must be at least eight years old, goes off at 9:30 am. The next waves will go in five-minute intervals until about 1 pm.
Climb to the Top: NYC is not competitive, and it will not be officially timed. The main goal is to raise funds for National MS, a nonpfrofit that funds research, advocates, and provides programs and services to those affected by MS, a central nervous system disease.
Registration fees run from $20 to $65, and teams of fundraisers are involved. Finishers receive medals.
Citi Field’s address is 41 Seaver Way in Flushing. There’s plenty of parking in Lot G. Then, participants must pass through security at the Hodges VIP Entrance.