This year marks the 32nd running of this festive collaboration between NYRR and Front Runners New York, a competitive and social club for LGBT runners, multisport athletes, and their allies. Join more than 5,000 runners and show your pride at this five-mile run. Last year, this race—a marathon qualifier—sold out, so be sure to register earlier. Whether you’re a top racer or a novice looking for a healthy run and some good camaraderie, the Pride Run delivers the goods.
This year, a portion of the proceeds benefits the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive shelter and services provider. The Ali Forney Center offers a culturally competent approach to helping homeless LGBT youth reclaim their lives with emergency and transitional housing opportunities, medical and mental health services, and access to meals, showers and clothing.
Need some motivation to train this spring? Join Front Runners New York for a run. FRNY welcome runners of all levels and has a special Beginner’s Clinic for new runners. For more information, visit the FRNY website or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To keep up with the Pride Run entertainment, prizes, and all of the events leading up to the race, like and follow our Facebook page.
The festive atmosphere of this race adds a special energy. If you’re looking for a fast five-mile time in Central Park, this course will be to your liking, and you may gain extra motivation from the local New York City running clubs, who are sure to turn out their speediest runners for this NYRR club points race. You’ll start on the park’s East Drive south of the 102nd Street Transverse and head north, down a hill and around the upper end of the park through the tough Harlem Hills. Guess what? You've completed the hilliest section of the course in the first mile. Continue south on West Drive through the second mile, including a challenging series of three rolling hills between the 102nd Street Transverse and the southwestern edge of the Jacqueline Onassis Reservoir, shortly after the two-mile mark. You can enjoy a welcome downhill for the better part of half a mile, followed by a few hundred meters of running on the flats. Turn left at the 72nd Street Transverse and pass Bethesda Terrace on your left at the three-mile point.
Turn left (north) onto East Drive and pass the Central Park Boathouse, then climb the well-known Cat Hill; you’ll see the Still Hunt statue of a crouching panther looking down on you from a rock wall to your left. After the four-mile mark behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art at East 85th Street, a friendlier statue will greet you along the race’s longest flat section: Fred Lebow, legendary founder of the New York City Marathon, is memorialized in bronze near East 90th Street. You’ll continue north on East Drive and enjoy a slight downhill, then another flat section as you approach the finish at the 102nd Street Transverse. With cheering crowds bringing you home, don’t forget to look up and smile as you cross the finish line!
|NYRR Members||Jr/Sr Members||Non Members|
|On or before March 19||$18||$10||$33|
|March 20−June 28||$23||$15||$37|
Numbers (which include your tag) and T-Shirts may be picked up at NYRR (9 East 89th Street) on:
Please pick up on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to avoid crowds.
On race day, pickup will be near the start in Central Park from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Stick around after the race for some great entertainment and the raffle – details coming soon!
Age-group awards will be available on site at the awards table after the race. Runners can check the awards sheet at the table and collect their award. Awards not collected on site will be available at NYRR.
Top Five Teams (based on participation)
Are you interested in volunteering for this race? View the open positions at the Volunteer siteSign Up to Volunteer