Sri Chinmoy 5K and 10K Sprint Series
A flat and fast course through scenic Flushing Meadows Park!
About the event
The Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K Sprint Series races follow a flat and fast loop through Flushing Meadows Park, 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
Race packet pick-up for pre-registrants and day-of-race registration will open at 8:30 am on race day and close at 9:30 am. Please factor in the extra time you will need to walk to the registration area within the Park. Race start is at 10:00am.
Please familiarize yourself with the directions to the registration area within the park before race day. At 1.4 square miles, Flushing Meadows/Corona Park is one of the larges parks in the city (larger than Central Park) and we don’t want you to get lost! There will be signs directing participants to the registration area from the boathouse parking lot and from the Unisphere. If you are coming from the Mets-Willets Point subway station you will have to walk or jog a little over a mile to get to the registration area.
The coordinates of the registration area are: 40.739917,-73.842188. Kindly be sure to look over the Driving directions and public transportation »
Children must be 13 years or older to run the 5K and 10K races.
There is a bag check, and aid stations every mile around the course. Refreshments are available after the race.
- 10:00 am
- $20 prepaid
- $30 day of race
- 10:00 am
- $30 prepaid
- $40 day of race
- View course map »
Kids Fun Run
- 10:30 a.m.
- $5 - Day of race only
ContactBoijayanti or Suchitra516.710.8084Send Email
- Trophies: Men and Women - Top 7 finishers overall
- Age Category Winners: Men and Women (Certificates to be sent by mail)
- Top 3: 13-20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, over 70
- Medals for all participants!
- USATF NY16032JG, NY16033JG
How to Enter
PROCEEDS FROM OUR NOVEMBER 5K AND 10K RACES SUPPORT FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK!
BY MAIL: $20/5K, $30/10K must be postmarked on or before October 31
ONLINE: $22.50/5K, $32.50/10K online until Nov 13th
Race day registration available from 8:30 to 9:30am, $30/5K, $40/10K, cash or check only.
- Free race T-shirt for participants who register by October 31st
- Certificates to be mailed for top 3 finishers in each age category
- Medals for all finishers
- Trophies to top seven men and women under 50
- Trophies to top three men and women 50-59
- Trophies to top three men and women 60-69
- Trophy for the top male and female finisher 70 and over.
- Aid stations
- Kids fun-run at 10:15 am following 5K race - $5 - registration on race day only
- Beautiful and historic race setting
- Award Ceremony at 10:45 AM for 5K, 11:15 AM for 10K
- Race results to be posted within 24 hours of race
FROM LA GUARDIA AIRPORT:
Exit LaGuardia Airport following signs for the Grand Central Parkway (G.C.P) East. Take exit 9E Whitestone Expressway/Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Travel about 1/2 mile and take the Kennedy Airport Van Wyck Expressway South exit. Travel approx. 1 mile and get off at exit 11 Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Stay right and exit at Flushing Corona Park Meadow Lake. See directions to race site within Flushing Meadow Corona Park. (see map)
FROM KENNEDY AIRPORT:
Exit Kennedy Airport to Van Wyck Expressway North. Drive approx. 5 miles to exit 12A East L.I. Expressway. Immediately on the left you will see a brown road sign announcing Meadow Lake. Turn left about 100 meters past this sign. This is a U-turn under the expressway which places you on the access road for the Van Wyck Expressway going South. Stay to your right and take the first exit you come to marked Flushing Meadow Corona Park/ Meadow Lake. See directions to race site within Flushing Meadow Corona Park. (see map)
DIRECTIONS TO RACE SITE WITHIN FLUSHING MEADOW CORONA PARK:
After exiting the Van Wyck Expressway, make a right at the end of the exit. You are now in the Park and must obey the 5 mph speed limit. You will soon come to a parking lot- park here. From the parking lot walk across the auto-bridge that has a 'Do Not Enter' sign and stay left on the other side. Continue on the main road keeping Meadow Lake in sight. The race site is 400 meters from the bridge by the brick Park Comfort Station. (see map)
The closest subway station is Mets-Willets Point on the number 7 subway line (see subway map).
Exit the train and follow the signs to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This will lead you across a bridge. Essentially, you'll first head for the Unisphere - pass it - and then walk over a highway to get to the North end of Meadow Lake. (see map)
About the Organisers
The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
Serving the running community for over 35 years...
Team Founder Sri Chinmoy
A lifelong advocate of fitness and self-transcendence...