Jed Berman of Great Neck completed part three of the New York Road Runners (NYRR) Five-Borough Series.
A member of the NYRR, Berman has run the Five-Borough Series for close to 20 years. The races used to consist of a half marathon in each of the five boroughs, but have since been compressed and now include five races of varying lengths.
This year’s Queens portion was the NYRR Queens 10K, which has become quite a spectacle. Just 14 years ago, the NYRR Queens 10K had 1,600 runners. This year’s race included more than 10,000 participants.
“A portion of the money raised goes to fund a program that gets young New York City school children off their duffs and into a competitive running program sponsored by NYRR,” said Berman.