Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K - Alley Pond Park

Alley Pond Park, Queens, New York

Our Second Annual 5K & 10K in Alley Pond Park!

Scenic race course
Accurately measured USATF certified course
Free T-shirt
Medals for all finishers
Bag check
Aid stations every mile
Post-race pancake breakfast!
Free parking
Kids Race 9:45 AM

About the event

Join us on Sunday, September 23, for the Second Annual Sri Chinmoy 5K, 10K & Kids Race in Alley Pond Park, featuring a scenic 5K loop course through the park. Simultaneous 10 AM start for both the 5K & 10K.

THE COURSE:

A fun and scenic 5K loop around the park, including a section on the Vanderbilt Parkway. 5K = 1 loop, 10K = 2 loops.

The course is 99.5% paved, with two very short sections across gravel/dirt. Full disclosure: this course does have hills!

USATF certified course and sanctioned event.

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

Previous Results

Events

5K

    • 10:00 AM
    • $20 through September 7
    • $25 through September 21, 5PM
    • $35 Race-Day (IF available)
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10K

    • 10:00 A.M.
    • $30 through September 7
    • $35 through September 21, 5PM
    • $45 Race-Day (IF available)

Kids Race

    • 9:45 AM
    • $2 (Race-day only)

Contact

516.710.8084
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Certification

  • USATF certified course (NY17063JG)

RACE DETAILS

Registration and Fees

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

Register Online through RedPodium or Active.  Processing fee applies, RedPodium has a lower fee.
Register by mail: Download entry form.  Entry must be postmarked NO LATER than Friday, September 7 to be accepted.

Early registration: 5K: $20, 10K: $30 through Friday, September 7 (online or by mail)
Late registration:  5K: $25, 10K: $35 through Friday, September 21, 5:00 PM (online only)
Race-day registration, IF AVAILABLE:  5K: $35, 10K: $45.  8:45 - 9:30 AM on race-day.  Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards).  Please check our race webpage on Sep 22 to see if race-day registration will be offered.

Kids Race: please see details below

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.

Number Pickup

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

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 number, and receive a small prize.

T-shirts

Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, September 7.
For participants registered after September 7, 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

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

Medals for all finishers

Awards ceremonies:

5K: 10:45 AM
10K: 11:15 AM

Post-Race Pancake Breakfast!

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

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

DIRECTIONS

Driving

Please note that Alley Pond Park is a very large park in Eastern Queens, bordering the Long Island Expressway, the Cross Island Expressway and Grand Central Parkway.  There are several different park entrances and parking lots, make sure to review these directions before going to the race so you don’t get lost.

There is a large parking lot (free parking) right next to Race-Day Central.  By far the easiest way to get there is by using Google Maps navigation:  Click to open parking lot location on Google Maps, or type in "224-16 76th Ave, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364", which is the house opposite the parking lot entrance.  After entering the parking lot, turn right and go all the way to the end, Race-Day Central is about 50 meters off to the left past the end of the lot.

Public Transportation

The Q27 and Q88 buses stop near Race-Day Central.  "Subway Only" New Yorkers: Be not afraid!  It's a free transfer from subway to bus and vice versa, and it's all rather efficient these days - 50 minutes total travel time by subway then bus from Roosevelt Ave. Jackson Heights stop in Queens to the race, and about the same by LIRR then bus from Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal to the race.

Click to open Race-Day Central location in google maps