New York’s historic South Street Seaport area got the attention it needed when 14,500 runners, along with spectators and volunteers, descended upon the neighborhood today. This Saint Patrick’s Day, Lower Manhattan was filled with the faces of the NYC Half: Racers and fans who lined the city streets to celebrate fitness, recovery, and community.
The official Saint Patrick’s Day parade took place on Fifth Avenue a day early, but the weekend’s fastest parade was the NYC Half—run on the day when New Yorkers of all backgrounds turn a little bit Irish. Spectators bundled up in green—or, in the case of the Mercury Masters, purple—to come out and holler for friends, loved ones, teammates, and total strangers.
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