Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K - Alley Pond Park
Our Inaugural 5K & 10K in Alley Pond Park!
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. 5K = 1 loop, 10K = 2 loops. Full disclosure: This course has hills, and two short sections across gravel/dirt.
Simultaneous 10 AM start for both the 5K & 10K.
USATF certified course and sanctioned event.
Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the New York City Dept. of Parks and Recreation.
- 10:00 AM
Registration and Fees
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: 5K: $35, 10K: $45. 8:45 - 9:30 AM on race-day. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards).
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. 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
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!)
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
Alley Pond Park is in Eastern Queens and borders the Long Island Expressway, the Cross Island Expressway and Grand Central Parkway
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 - 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 35 years...
Team Founder Sri Chinmoy
A lifelong advocate of fitness and self-transcendence...