Taipei, March 28 (CNA) Applications to take part in a race up Taiwan's tallest building will be officially accepted from noon on Friday, with 3,000 entrants in the individual race and 30 in the group event, organizers said on Tuesday.
The Taipei 101 Run Up competition, now in its 13th year, will be held on May 7, with nearly NT$1 million (US$33,000) in prize money on offer, according to the organizers.
To finish the race, participants must climb 2,046 stairs, or 390 meters, to the 91st floor of the building.
Australian Paul Crake who clocked 10 minutes, 29 seconds and Austrian Andrea Mayr who finished in 12 minutes, 38 seconds in the inaugural event in 2005 remain the male and female record holders.
As an added incentive, NT$200,000 in prize money is being offered to anyone who sets a new record, according to the event organizers.
This year, the annual race is part of the Tower Running World Association's calendar of events, the organizers added.
(By Huang Li-yun and Evelyn Kao)