Sri Chinmoy Thanksgiving Day 5K & 10K

Meadowlark Circle
Queens, NY 11375

Running > 10k, 5k

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Event Description

Join us on Thursday, November 25, for the Sri Chinmoy Thanksgiving Day 5K, 10K & Kids Race, featuring a scenic, flat and fast USATF certified 5K loop around Flushing Meadows Park.  10AM start for both 5K & 10K

Come out and support your park!  All proceeds from this race go to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the NYC Parks Department.


Bag check, aid stations every mile, free race shirt, medals for all finishers!

Event details and schedule



A scenic, flat and fast USATF certified loop starting at the north end of Meadow Lake, passing the iconic World's Fair Unisphere, Fountain of the Planets, Queens Zoo, New York State Pavilion and Queens Museum of Art. 5K = 1 loop, 10K = 2 loops.
USATF course certification NY16032JG, NY16033JG



Men’s and Women’s awards categories:

Under 50: Top 7
50-59: Top 3
60-69: Top 2
70 & over: First place

Under 50: Top 3
50-59: Top 2
60 & over: First place

Medals for all finishers

Awards Ceremony at 10:50 AM for 5K, 11:15 AM for 10K



Free race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by November 15.
For participants registered after that date, remaining shirts will be available after the race on a first-come first-serve basis.
Shirt sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL



5K: 1 hr
10K: 1 hr 30 min



All participants must be 13 or older to compete in the 5K, 15 or older for the 10K



There will be a kids race for children under 13, at 9:45 a.m. Registration is $5 and is on race day only, starting at 9:00 a.m. Children must be registered by a parent or legal guardian. Each child will receive a small prize.



Same entry fee for 5K and 10K

$25 through Oct. 28
$30 through Nov. 15 (Race shirt guaranteed)
$35 Until online registration closes

No race-day entry. Entries cannot be transferred to another person.

Remember: Register early and save yourself a few bucks, guarantee yourself a race shirt, and make things easier for us!



Choose Packet Shipping when registering ($5.95), to avoid the lines on race day and have your shirt and bib delivered to your door prior to the race. Otherwise, packet pickup is available at the race site from 8:45 - 9:45AM on race day.



This event will follow all Covid precautions / restrictions imposed by the park at the time of the event (if there are any), which may include masks and / or physical distancing. Further details will be emailed to registered runners prior to the race.




Will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours



You can drive to the race (free parking right next to race-day central), or take the Subway (7 train to Mets-Willets point)
Please familiarize yourself with the map and directions on our race website before race day, Flushing Meadows Park is a VERY BIG park (larger than Central Park), we don’t want you to get lost!


From race directors to course monitors, all Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team races are staffed by its own volunteers since the Team’s inauguration in 1977 by its founder and fitness advocate, Sri Chinmoy.

Today, the SCMT organizes over 500 races a year in 20 countries across 5 continents, ranging from short kids fun-runs, to marathons to the world’s longest certified road race – the annual Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race (yes, 3,100 miles, it’s not a typo). We love running and putting on races – we hope you enjoy the friendly atmosphere we provide, free of commercial sponsors. Read more >>

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