Join us on Saturday, May 11, 2024, 8AM for the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon featuring a scenic, flat and fast loop around historic Flushing Meadows Corona Park!
What, not up for a Half-Marathon? Don't worry, we've got you covered with a 5K, or better yet, for a morning of fun, grab some friends and sign up for the Half-Marathon Relay!
Free parking, bag check, aid stations every mile, custom race shirt, free race photos, custom finisher medals, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!
Event details and schedule
A fast and mostly flat USATF certified loop starting at the north end of Meadow Lake, passing the iconic World's Fair Unisphere, Fountain of the Planets, Queens Zoo and Queens Museum of Art. 5K = 1 loop, Half-Marathon = one 5K loop + three 5.37K loops.
REGISTRATION AND FEES:
Through April 13: $25 5K or Relay*, $40 Half-Marathon
Through May 1: $30 5K or Relay*, $50 Half-Marathon
Through May 9, 12 noon: $35 5K or Relay*, $60 Half-Marathon
*Per team member. Please visit our race page for instructions for signing up for the relay.
No race-day registration. Entries 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 mini 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 race 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 ($6.45), 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 1. All packets will ship out on 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 27
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 Women's Fitted or Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and Unisex 2XL
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
First place each for top men's team, women's team, and mixed team
5K: 8:50 a.m.
Half-Marathon & Relay: 10:15 a.m.
POST-RACE PANCAKE BREAKFAST!
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
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 health regulations/restrictions imposed by park officials or city or state governments;
- Unsafe conditions in the park, such severe 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.