A Celebration of Pride in Central Park
The 37th Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run saw a colorful parade of more than 4,700 runners fill Central Park on a cloudy Saturday morning. The race is a partnership between New York Road Runners and Front Runners New York, a competitive and social club for LGBT runners, multisport athletes, and their allies, and is held annually on the day before NYC's historic Pride March. (Read more about the race's history.)
After their run, finishers enjoyed the usual apples and bagels (rainbow-colored, of course) along with rainbow-colored popsicles, a long-running Pride Run tradition.
Peter Ciaccia, NYRR's president of events and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon, spoke of NYRR's long alliance with Front Runners New York and the welcoming and inclusive tradition of both organizations. "Today is about love, understanding, peace, and happiness," he said.