More than 4,000 runners took part in the LGBTQ Pride Run 6K on Saturday.READ MORE: Pride Celebrations Turn Violent As NYPD Clashes With Crowd In Washington Square Park
It was the largest New York Road Runners race held since the pandemic, and the 40th running of the Pride event.READ MORE: When This High School Valedictorian Started Giving A Speech About Being Queer, The Principal Took The Mic
“I was here at the first gay pride run on June 26, 1982. I’ve done about 35 gay pride runs all these years. It is thrilling to be back running again after a year of COVID and races were cancelled,” said Marty Perl, a member of Front Runners New York.
The first Pride Run had about 400 participants.MORE NEWS: #TogetherInPride: Events Galore During Busy Weekend In NYC
Before COVID, the race saw as many as 10,000 runners.