Wall Street Rat Race

Wall Street Rat Race

May
This unusual 2.5-mile race features Wall Street runners who don business suits instead of fitness gear, pump cellular phones and briefcases instead of hand weights, and follow a route that takes them through the heart of New York City's financial district. Both individual runners and teams participate, and prizes are awarded not only to the top three male and female finishers but also to the runner wearing the "zaniest costume." Since 1987 the Carey Wall Street Rat Race, coordinated by the New York Runners Club and sponsored by Carey Limousine, has raised money for Very Special Arts (VSA), an international nonprofit organization that serves children and adults with disabilities. VSA offers programs in visual arts, drama, dance, music, and creative writing through schools, cultural institutions, health and rehabilitation organizations, and associations for people with disabilities.
CONTACTS:
New York Road Runners Club
9 E. 89th St.
New York, NY 10128
212-860-4455; fax: 212-369-4704
www.nyrrc.org