Sri Chinmoy Thanksgiving Day 5K/10K at Flushing Meadows

Meadowlark Circle
Queens, NY 11375

Running > 10k, 5k

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The Sri Chinmoy Thanksgiving Day 5K & 10K Race at Flushing Meadows follow a scenic and fast loop through Flushing Meadows. Come out and support your park - all proceeds of this race go to Flushing Meadows Corona Park!

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Bag check, aid stations every mile, free T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by November 10), medals for all finishers, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!


A flat and fast USATF certified loop starting at the north end of Meadow Lake, passing the iconic World's Fair Unisphere, Pool of Industry, Queens Zoo 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 10:45 AM for 5K, 11:15 AM for 10K


Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by November 10.
For participants registered after November 10, remaining T-Shirts will be available after the race on a first-come first-serve basis.
T-Shirt sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL


Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable after you’ve run a race, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day! (yes, of course they're free!)


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


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. 100 meter and 400 meter distances - depending on the child’s age. Registration - $5 - is on race day only, starting at 9:00 a.m and ending at 9:30 am. Each child will receive a small prize. Please email if you plan to enter your child so we can be sure to have enough prizes.


Register Online through this website. (Processing fee applies).

Register by mail: Visit our event webpage for entry form. Entry must be received by November 16.

Early registration: 5K: $20, 10K: $30 through November 10 (online or by mail; Free T-shirt guaranteed)
Late registration: 5K: $20, 10K: $30 through, November 16 (online only)
Race-day registration: 5K: $30, 10K: $40, 8:30-9:30 AM on race-day. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). 

Entries cannot be transferred to another person.


Number pickup will be on race day only, between 8:30-9:30 AM


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!


Will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours.


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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