Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K - Alley Pond Park
Our Annual 5K & 10K in Beautiful Alley Pond Park!
About the event
Join us on Sunday, September 26, 2021, for the Fifth Annual Sri Chinmoy 5K, 10K and Kids Race in Alley Pond Park, featuring a scenic 5K loop course through the park. 10AM race start.
A fun and scenic 5K loop that winds its way through Alley Pond Park, and also includes a 1-mile section on the Vanderbilt Athletic Parkway. Note that the course does have a few rolling hills, twists and turns, and is mixed surface: About 90% paved, 10% rough road / dirt / gravel. View Course Map >>
Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the New York City Dept. of Parks and Recreation.
5K & 10K
- 10:00 AM
Registration and Fees
Same entry fee for 5K and 10K
$25 through Aug. 29
$30 through Sep. 16 (Race shirt guaranteed)
$35 Until online registration closes
No race-day registration
$2 Kids Race - see details below
Entries cannot be transferred to another person.
Remember: Register early and save yourself a few bucks, guarantee yourself a race shirt, and make things easier for us!
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 a race number, and receive a small prize.
Free race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by September 16.
For participants registered after September 16, remaining shirts will be available after the race on a first-come first-serve basis.
Shirt sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL
Choose Packet Shipping when registering ($5.95), to avoid the lines on race day and have your shirt and bib delivered to your door before the race. Otherwise, packet pickup is available at the race site from 9:00 - 9:45AM before the race. Packet shipping option available through September 17.
Men’s and Women’s awards categories:
5K & 10K:
Under 50: Top 3
50 & Over: First Place
Medals for all finishers
Awards will be mailed to winners (no awards ceremony at the race).
Participants in either race have until 11:30 AM (1-1/2 hours) to finish.
Participants must be 13 years or older on race-day to compete in the 5K, 15 or older for the 10K.
There are currently no COVID restrictions for outdoor events of this size in NYC Parks. If there are new restrictions imposed before the event, we will post them here and notify runners via email. Masks are optional. Those wishing to have a little extra space at the start can move towards the back where there is plenty of room to spread out.
EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY
We live in uncertain times. If we are forced to cancel this event owing to circumstances beyond our control, including, but not limited to:
- New or modified COVID-19 regulations/restrictions imposed by park officials or city or state governments;
- Unsafe conditions in the park, such as excessive snow or ice on the roadways, or other severe weather related conditions;
the event will be converted to a virtual one. Registered participants will still receive race shirts and finisher medals in the mail upon completion of the virtual race, and trophies will be mailed to winners as per the awards breakdown above.
Race Credit / Refund Policy
Please view our policy here before submitting a request for refund or credit.
Visit us in Queens
Stop by for a visit! Enjoy food, shopping & more, in a peaceful atmosphere:
Guru Health Foods (718) 291-7406
Divine Robe Supreme (Clothing and gift boutique) (718) 523-2082
Guru Stationery (Stationery and gift shop) (718) 523-3471
The Garland of Divinity's Love (Flowers for all occasions) (718) 523-3692
Please note that Alley Pond Park is a very large park in Eastern Queens, bordered by 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 here 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.
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...