NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More than 20,000 runners are taking to the streets of Manhattan for the 2017 United Airlines NYC half-marathon.

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The race kicked off at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning near 72nd Street in Central Park.

Runners headed south along Seventh Avenue, and across 42nd Street to the West Side Highway.

The 13.1-mile journey ends in downtown Manhattan.

Those traveling in the area should be wary of street closures throughout the area throughout Sunday morning.

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