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Organizers Aim To Set Record For Largest Pride Charity Run

May 31, 2019 - 1:14 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Saturday marks the start of a month-long celebration of gay pride on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in Greenwich Village and to mark the occasion the organizers behind the Five Mile Pride Run are looking to set a Guinness World Record.

The run, in Central Park, is in its 38th year.

Front Runners President Erick Tatro, who is organizing the run, says "Front Runners New York and New York Road Runners is working toward the Guinness World Record to set the largest pride charity run this year."

They need 6,000 runners to achieve the feat.

More than 8,000 have already signed up.

"We've come so far these 50 years, you know. More people are participating, not just lesbians and gays, but also friends and allies. Shows the support and the inclusiveness of New York City," Tatro added.

New York Road Runners President Michael Capiraso said the race started small but has become one of the most popular the organization holds all year, “Really fun and festive. Great opportunity for people to have health and fitness as part of their life and we think this year, the 50th, with the celebration here in New York City is really going to be an incredible day.”

Registration for the June 29 race is open at the New York Road Runners website.