Sri Chinmoy 5K, 10K & Kids Race

Meadowlark Circle
Queens, NY 11375

Running > 10k, 5k

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Event Description

Join us on Sunday, October 2, 2022, 8AM for the Sri Chinmoy 5K, 10K and Kids Race, featuring a scenic, flat and fast 5K loop around historic Flushing Meadows Corona Park!

*** Note: this race was moved to Flushing Meadows Park in 2022. From 2017-2021 it took place in Alley Pond Park ***

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 post-race pancakes!

Event details and schedule


Same entry fee for 5K and 10K

$25 through Sep. 4
$30 through Sep. 22
$35 through Sep. 30, 5PM (registration close)

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

Kids Race - please see details below

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


A scenic, flat and fast USATF certified 5K 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.


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 (please visit our race page) 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 10K.


Free race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by September 18.
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


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. Available through September 21.

For runners that do not choose packet shipping, packet pickup is available at the race site between 7:00-7:45AM.


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

Awards ceremonies:

5K: 8:50 a.m.
10K: 9:15 a.m.

Medals for all finishers


Pancakes are more enjoyable when they're earned, and we're cooking 'em up fresh on race day!


Participants in either race have until 9:30 AM (1-1/2 hours) to finish.


Participants must be 13 years or older on race-day to compete in the 5K, 15 or older for the 10K.


Race results will be posted on this page within 24 hours of the race.


Flushing Meadows is a HUGE park, please visit our race page and familiarize yourself with directions and race location.


There are currently no COVID restrictions for outdoor events of this size in NYC Parks. If there are new restrictions imposed before the event, we will post them here and notify runners via email. 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.


We live in uncertain times.  If we are forced to cancel this event owing to circumstances beyond our control, including, but not limited to:

  • New or modified COVID-19 regulations/restrictions imposed by park officials or city or state governments;
  • Unsafe conditions in the park, such as excessive snow or ice on the roadways, or other weather related conditions;

the event will be converted to a virtual one.  Registered participants will still receive race shirts and finisher medals in the mail upon completion of the virtual race, and trophies will be mailed to winners as per the awards breakdown above.


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.

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