Who’s up for a run? Interested? Well, it’s also on St. Patrick’s Day! Runners across the world will skip the drinks and instead race through the streets of Manhattan this St. Patrick’s Day.
15,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s NYC half marathon. From Central Park to the South Street Seaport, runners from across the world will compete. The half marathon is only 13.1 miles, yes only. A full marathon is 26.2 miles, which is double the length of the island of Manhattan. Yikes!
Many racers will running for charity. One such charity is the “Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City” which seeks to help the city & people affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. For information on how to donate click here.
Even if you’re not running there will be plenty of fun for the whole family. There will be a post-race festival for everybody. In the spirit St. Patrick ’s Day, Irish music will be played local Irish rock band, Shilelagh Law. Other activities include a photo booth, bib wall, & much more.
The race starts at 7 am on 3/17 and for more information visit NYC Half
Photo credit: Flickr / Edwin Martinez1