A Celebration of Pride in Central Park

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.)

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Cool conditions made for fast finishes by the winners, Dmytro Molchanov (26:10) of Ukrainian Running Club New York and Angela Ortiz (28:33) of North Brooklyn Runners, and runners throughout the field enjoyed the break in the early-summer heat. 

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.

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Join us for more summer races throughout NYC, including the NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K (July 16) and the NYRR R-U-N 5K (July 26)—both on weeknights—and the new NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile (August 5).

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