NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – More than 15,000 runners took part in the eighth annual NYC Half Marathon.
The 13.1-mile race through Manhattan began in Central Park at 7:30 a.m. and the participants crossed the finish line on South Street.
Some runners marked St. Patrick’s Day by donning kelly green running gear.
One participant in the half marathon opted for a purple kilt, and said the outfit has a special meaning.
“I’m running actually for Team Molly, Molly Serrano, who’s a 38-year-old female down in Florida who’s battling pancreatic cancer,” the runner told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller.