STORY: While some are taking pains to avoid returning to office buildings, others are racing to the top of the Empire State Building.
Starting at the bottom floor lobby, the race featured racers pushing up 86 floors for a total of 1,050 vertical feet (320 meters) before finishing up on the 86th Floor Observatory.
The men saw a repeat champion in Malaysian tower runner, Soh Wai Ching.
"This really means a lot to me. Because last year I am the champion, the first Asian to win the Empire State Building Run-Up," he said after the race.
Cindy Harris of Indianapolis, Indiana, in the U.S. broke through as champion for the women's race.
The race featured a total of 374 runners, all of whom demonstrated a unique grit to complete the treacherous course.