‘Nonbinary Runners Have Been Here the Whole Time’

April 30, 2022

In the past year, road races have debuted a nonbinary category, typically with around two dozen or fewer such competitors at each event. The nonbinary category in races has not drawn as much public controversy. Most nonbinary runners go unnoticed on race day, running alongside tens of thousands of other amateur competitors. But for many participants, the ability to select a descriptor more accurate than “male” or “female” when registering for a race makes them feel more visible and respected. NYT