Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K - Alley Pond Park

Alley Pond Park, Queens, New York

Our Inaugural 5K & 10K in Alley Pond Park!

Scenic race course
USATF certified course and sanctioned event
Free T-shirt
Medals for all finishers
Bag check
Aid stations every mile
Post-race pancake breakfast!
Free parking

About the event

Join us on Sunday, September 24, for the Inaugural Sri Chinmoy 5K, 10K & Kids Race in Alley Pond Park, featuring a scenic 5K loop course through the park. Course has some hills.

Simultaneous 10 AM start for both races.

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.



    • 10:00 AM
    • $20 through September 8
    • $25 through September 22
    • $35 Race-Day (IF available)
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    • 10:00 A.M.
    • $30 through September 8
    • $35 through September 22
    • $45 Race-Day (IF available)


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  • USATF certified course and sanctioned event


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 8 to be accepted.

Early registration: 5K: $20, 10K: $30 through Friday, September 8 (online or by mail)
Late registration:  5K: $25, 10K: $35 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: $45.  Please check our race webpage on September 22 to see if race-day registration will be offered.

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. 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. Each child will receive a small prize.


Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, September 8.
For participants registered after September 8, 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


Men’s and Women’s awards categories, for both 5K & 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 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!)

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



There is a large parking lot (free parking) right next to the race staging area.  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 "224-87 76th Ave, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364"

Alley Pond Park is in Eastern Queens and borders the Long Island Expressway, the Cross Island Expressway and Grand Central Parkway

Public Transportation

The Q27 and Q88 buses stop just steps from the race staging area.  "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 the race staging location in google maps