The New Bedford Half Marathon has become an institution in the Whaling City. Each year it attracts thousands of runners competing for cash prizes and the satisfaction of finishing the grueling 13-mile course. The 42nd annual race is scheduled for Sunday, March 17 and is sponsored by The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Race Director, Dan McCarthy visits Townsquare Sunday this week to speak with Jim Phillips about this year's race, the ten-year long sponsorship of the race by the Friendly Sons, and what visitors can expect both before and after the race.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here. You can also send an e-mail to Jim Phillips at jim.phillips@townsquaremedia.com. This program can also be heard by downloading the WBSM app.

With additional reporting by Alexis Ostman.