The United Airlines NYC Half Marathon is set to take place this Sunday with a record-breaking 25,000 participants.
The 13.1-mile race will start in Brooklyn at Prospect Park and end at Central Park in Manhattan.
Organizers are expecting the most diverse group of participants ever, with athletes from 15 different countries, 17 Olympians, 12 Paralympians, and seven past champions.
In addition to the main race, there will also be a side competition between members of the FDNY and NYPD for the Commissioner’s Cup, with both departments looking forward to the friendly rivalry.
The race will feature many of their colleagues to ensure the route is safe, and there will be several road closures, including Flatbush Avenue, FDR Drive, and 7th Avenue.
Participants and spectators are advised to plan accordingly.