NYRR Midnight Run to ring in 2023 with 4-mile trek through Central Park

The event is near capacity, but as of noon on December 31st, there were still slots available.

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Saturday, December 31, 2022
NYRR Midnight Run rings in 2023 with 4-mile race
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The annual New York Road Runners (NYRR) Midnight Run begins with a display of fireworks. Toni Yates reports.

CENTRAL PARK (WABC) -- More than 3500 runners are expected to kick off 2023 on the right - or perhaps left - foot.

The annual New York Road Runners (NYRR) Midnight Run gets underway at the stroke of midnight with a display of fireworks.

'It's an amazing way to kick off the New Year, with 3 to 4,000 of your closest friends navigating 4 miles in Central Park," said NYRR Senior Vice President Ted Metellus.

There will also be sparkling cider halfway through the course for runners to celebrate the arrival of 2023.

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The event ends with a festive after-party for joggers.

Organizers say it's a great, healthy tradition that dates back to the 1970s.

The event is near capacity, but as of noon on December 31st, there were still slots available.

You can register at nyrr.org/races/nyrrmidnightrun

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