Proud to Be Runners
NYRR celebrated its 32nd-annual Pride Run in Central Park this Saturday, having partnered throughout the event’s history with the local-area club Front Runners New York. The club offers competitive and social athletic opportunities for LGBT runners, multisport athletes, and allies.
The event also raises money for a donation to a charity of FRNY’s choosing. This year’s event benefitted the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive shelter and service provider for LGBT youth, located in Midtown Manhattan.
Prior to the start of this Saturday’s Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run, FRNY president David Lin welcomed the more than 5,000 runners present, thanking them for showing up in ever-increasing numbers for the annual event.
Now in its 32nd year, Lin noted, the run has grown from a small race made up primarily of LGBT allies to a “sold-out extravaganza” with runners and clubs from across the city participating.