Before Britain’s four-day celebratory weekend kicked off, hundreds of New Yorkers and Brits living in the U.S. marked the Queen’s 60 years on the throne by taking part in ‘The Great British Run’ in Central Park on Thursday.
Wearing the Union Jack colours of red, white, and blue many of the 600 runners also donned cardboard cut out faces of the Royal family.
Getting into the spirit: Runners participate in New York's 'The Great British Run' in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in Central Park
National colours: Many of the 600 runners wore the Union Jack colours or donned fancy dress for the one-off race on Thursday
British Bobbies: Two mustachioed girls, dressed as English policeman, grin as they cross the finish line
Olde English: One man really got into the spirit for the 6km race. Each kilometer represented a decade of the Queen's reign