Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K - Alley Pond Park
Our Annual 5K & 10K in Alley Pond Park!
About the event
Join us on Sunday, September 27, for the Fourth 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.
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!
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 11
- $25 through September 18, 5PM
- $35 Race-Day (IF available)
- View course map »
- 10:00 A.M.
Registration and Fees
We strongly recommend registering for this event in advance, race-day registration may not be available.
Early registration: 5K: $20, 10K: $25 through Friday, September 11 (online or by mail)
Late registration: 5K: $25, 10K: $30 through Friday, September 25, 5PM (online only)
Race-day registration, IF AVAILABLE: 5K: $35, 10K: $40. 8:45 - 9:30 AM on race-day (IF available). Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). Please check this webpage on September 26 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 will be on race day only, between 8:45 - 9:45 AM
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.
Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, September 11.
For participants registered after September 11, 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:
Under 50: Top 7
50-59: Top 3
60-69: Top 2
70 and over: First place
Under 50: Top 3
50-59: First place
60 and over: First place
Medals for all finishers
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.
Participants in either race have until 11:30 AM (1-1/2 hours) to finish.
5K: 13 years or older
10K: 15 years or older
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.
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. For example: 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.
RACE CREDIT / REFUND POLICY
No refunds, no race credit 10 days (or less) prior to the event. 50% race credit 10 days (or more) prior to the event. Please read our full Race Credit / Refund Policy before submitting a request.
About the Organisers
The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
Serving the running community for over 40 years...
Team Founder Sri Chinmoy
A lifelong advocate of fitness and self-transcendence...