Sri Chinmoy 5K, Half-Marathon & Relay (May)

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
New York, NY 11375

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Join us on Saturday, May 14, 8AM, for the Sri Chinmoy 5K, Half-Marathon & Relay featuring a scenic, flat and fast loop through the landmarks and sights of Flushing Meadows Park. USATF certified course.

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


Free parking, bag check, aid stations every mile, included race shirt, medals for all finishers, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!


A scenic, mostly flat, accurately measured 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, Half-Marathon = 1x 5K loop + 3x  5.37K loop.


Through April 16:  $25 5K or Relay*, $40 Half-Marathon
Through May 4:  $30 5K or Relay*, $50 Half-Marathon
Through May 12, 5PM: $35 5K or Relay*, $60 Half-Marathon

*Per team member.  To register for the Half-Marathon Relay, please follow instructions on our race page.
There will be no race-day registration.  Entries are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another person.


Fun for the little ones, too!  There will be a Kids Race at 7:45 a.m., for children under 13.  Each child will be issued a real race bib and receive a finisher medal and a small gift.  The course distance will be 400 meters or less, and there may be two separate heats, depending on the number of children and their ages.

Registration fee is $3 if pre-reserving a spot online in advance (see our website) or $5 if registering on race-day.  In either case, you will need to pay the fee in cash on race-day, anytime from 7:15 a.m. onward.
Please note that children under 13 are not eligible to run the 5K or Half-Marathon.


Choose Packet Shipping when registering ($5.95), to avoid the lines on race day and have your shirt and bib delivered to your door before the race.  Option available for US addresses only, through May 4.  Option not available for Half-Marathon Relay.
For runners that do not choose packet shipping, packet pickup is available at the race site between 7:00-7:45AM.


*Free race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, April 30
For participants registered after that date, any extra shirts will be available after the race, distributed on a first-come first-serve basis
Shirt sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL


Men’s and Women’s awards categories:

5K and Half-Marathon:

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

Half-Marathon Relay:

First place each for top men's team, women's team, and mixed team

Awards ceremonies:

5K:  8:50 a.m.
Half-Marathon & Relay: 10:15 a.m.


Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable when they’re earned, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day!


5K: 1 hour (20 minute/mile pace)
Half-Marathon: 3 hours 15 min (15 minute/mile pace)


5K & Half-Marathon Relay:  Open to ages 13 & up
Half-Marathon:  Open to ages 16 & up


Results will be posted on our website within 24 hours


There are currently no COVID restrictions for outdoor events of this size in NYC Parks.  Masks are optional.  Those wishing to have a little extra space at the start can move towards the back where there is plenty of room to spread out.  Spectators are allowed.  If there are new restrictions imposed before the event, we will post them here and notify runners via email. 


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 1,700 races a year in 27 countries across 4 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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