Janelle Hartman

Janelle Hartman of Astoria, Queens, wanted to experience the finish of a half-marathon before running her first 13.1, so she volunteered at the 2012 NYC Half. Soon, she’d find herself a regular fixture at NYRR events.

Charity Runners Take on Brooklyn

Among the 27,000-plus runners in the Airbnb Brooklyn Half field, several thousand ran to raise funds for causes close to their hearts. Within that group, more than 3,000 athletes ran to support youth running by registering for the race with NYRR Team for Kids.

Japan Comes to Central Park

After a rain-soaked Saturday, it’s only appropriate that the sun came out in force on Sunday morning—after all, runners were lining up to experience the “Land of the Rising Sun” in Central Park at the Japan Run (4M).