Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K in Alley Pond Park

Springfield Blvd. & 76 Ave.
Queens, NY 11364

Running > 10k, 5k

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Join us on Sunday, September 22, for the Third Annual Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K in Alley Pond Park, featuring a scenic 5K loop course through the park. 10 AM Simultaneous start for 5K & 10K. USATF certified course and sanctioned event.

Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the New York City Dept. of Parks and Recreation.

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AMENITIES:

Bag check, aid stations every mile, free T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by September 6), medals for all finishers, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!

THE COURSE:

A fun and scenic 5K loop through Alley Pond Park and a section on the Vanderbilt Parkway. 5K = 1 loop, 10K = 2 loops. Course is 99% paved, with two very short sections across dirt/gravel. Full disclosure - this course does have hills!

AWARDS:

Men’s and Women’s awards categories:

5K:

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

10K:

Under 50: Top 3
50-59: First place
60 and over: First place


T-SHIRTS:

Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, September 6.
For participants registered after September 6, 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

POST-RACE PANCAKE BREAKFAST!

Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable when earned, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day! And yes, friends and family are welcome to dig in, too.

KIDS RACE:

There will be a kids race for children under 13, at 9:45 a.m. Registration is $2 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 be issued their own race bib number and receive a small prize.

TIME LIMITS:

Participants in either race have until 11:30 AM (1-1/2 hours) to finish.

AGE RESTRICTIONS:

5K: 13 years or older
10K: 15 years or older

REGISTRATION AND FEES:

We strongly recommend pre-registering for this race, race-day registration may not be available.

Register Online on this webpage (Processing fee applies).

Register by mail - Download entry form from our race webpage

Early registration: 5K: $20, 10K: $25 through Friday, September 6 (online or by mail)
Late registration: 5K: $25, 10K: $30 through Friday, September 22, 5:00 PM (online only)
Race-day registration, (IF available): 8:45 - 9:30 AM on race-day. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). 5K: $35, 10K: $40. Please check our race webpage on Sep 21 to see if race-day registration will be offered.

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

Entries cannot be transferred to another person.

RACE NUMBER PICKUP:

Number pickup will be on race day only, between 8:45 - 9:45 AM

DIRECTIONS:
Please familiarize yourself with the map and directions on our race website before race day, we don’t want you to get lost!
There is a big parking lot next to Race-Day Central (free parking)
The Q27 and Q88 buses stop close to the race staging area

RESULTS:
Will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours.

ABOUT US:
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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