This summer, New York Road Runners (NYRR) and Front Runners New York (FRNY) are teaming up to commemorate two significant milestones. The first being the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. The second is that it’s the 38th year of NYRR and FRNY’s partnership.
NYRR and FRNY are planning to break the Guinness World Record for the largest pride charity run with the 5-mile NYC LGBT Pride Run 2019, which will be held on Saturday, June 29th in Central Park. To beat this title there will need to be 6,000 runners cross the finish line.
According to the FRNY Pride Run website, this year’s run will be the first official event of 2019 Pride Weekend in New York, a weekend of celebrating World Pride.
FRNY is a running club for those who either identify or are allies of the LGBT community. Regardless of age or gender, FRNY welcomes runners of all speeds and abilities. For the past eight years, FRNY has raised $150,000 for New York-based LGBT organizations from their runs.
The beneficiary of this year’s NYC LGBT Pride Run is The Center (The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center). According to their website, The Center “fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. We offer the LGBTQ communities of NYC advocacy, health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment, and cultural events; recovery, parenthood, and family support services.”
After the race, runners are welcome to enjoy a post-race festival, which includes a raffle of amazing giveaways. Please note participants must be present during the raffle draw and must be over 21.
If you’re interested in celebrating Pride Month or helping to set a world record, registration is still open on NYRR’s website. Check out the race map to help prepare for your upcoming run on the website too.Join our newsletter for more events!