New York City Urbanathlon Is This Saturday

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – It’s a race unlike any other.

The Urbanathlon, sponsored by Men’s Health magazine, will be coming to Queens on Saturday.

Competitors will climb over a long series of city taxi cabs, crawl over city buses, and climb stairs at Citi Field and Arthur Ashe Stadium — along with traditional challenges.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack with Men’s Health magazine publisher Ronan Gardiner
(Download the full interview HERE)

“The race is an event unlike anything I think that’s out there,” Gardiner said. “It’s approximately 9 and a half mile race incorporating obstacles and, indeed, city landmarks as challenges within the race course.”

Gardiner says being fit and a “little crazy” will help you get through the race.

LINK: See The Course Map (PDF)

The race will coincide with a day-long festival featuring live bands — including an 80s cover band called Rubix Cube — food tents, beer stations and activities for spectators.

Registration closes on Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m. To sign up, visit

The event is in Flushing Meadows starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

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