Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (5M)


This year marks the 37th running of this alliance between New York Road Runners 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 in Central park. Whether you’re a top racer or a novice looking for a healthy run and some good camaraderie, the Pride Run delivers the goods.

Front Runners New York will be making a donation to this year’s race beneficiary, True Colors Fund. Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world where all young people can be their true selves. Through a wide array of advocacy, training and education, and youth collaboration programs, the True Colors Fund works to ensure that no young person is homeless due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Event hashtag: #FRNYPrideRun—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race at and in the NYRR app. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!

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 email [email protected]. To keep up with the Pride Run entertainment, prizes, and events leading up to the race, like and follow the race's Facebook page.

Course Info

Mile 1: Start on East Drive just south of the 102nd Street Transverse and head north around the top of the park. Climb the race's toughest incline, Harlem Hill, before the one-mile mark.

Mile 2: Continue south on West Drive through a series of three rolling hills between the Transverse and the southwestern edge of the Reservoir.

Mile 3: Run downhill for about a half-mile, then turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and pass Bethesda Terrace on your left at the three-mile point.

Mile 4: Turn left again and run north on East Drive. Pass the Boathouse, then climb Cat Hill to the four-mile mark behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mile 5: Continue north on a flat section past the bronze statue of New York City Marathon co-founder Fred Lebow near East 90th Street, then downhill as you approach the finish at the 102nd Street Transverse.

Entry Fees

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
CategoryFeb. 20–
March 7
March 8–
June 23
NYRR Member$18 $23
NYRR Specialty Members*$10$15
NYRR Member Plus$18$23
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$18$23
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$33$37
NYRR Friend–Junior$15$20

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and tech tank tops may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Sunday, June 17, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 18, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 21, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 22, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.

If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally). This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, and not for the TCS New York City Marathon.

On race day, pickup will be available at Race-Day Central, located behind the backstop of North Meadow Softball Field #8, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

Bag check, located on the 102nd Street Cross Drive in Central Park, will be open from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean

Post-Race Festival

After the race, stay around for the post-race festival, which will include a prize drawing with amazing giveaways. Please note that you must be present to win and must be age 21 or older.


Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.

Award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

Prize Money

NYRR Team Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Net Time)
2nd $200

NYRR Team Participation Prize Money (Highest Number of Participants)
1st $200

Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.

To be eligible for NYRR member prize money, participants must have an active NYRR membership for six months prior to race day.

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All race information is subject to change.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 8:30am

Central Park

5 Miles

Both Men and Women
Marathon Qualifier
Prize Money



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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Friday, June 22.


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