Sri Chinmoy 5K & 7-Mile in Prospect Park
Kick off your running season with our first race of the year!
About the event
Kick off your running season with our first race of 2020!
Join us on Sunday, March 8, for the Sri Chinmoy 5K & 7-mile race in Prospect Park, featuring a scenic and USATF certified loop course around the park. 10 AM start for both races.
Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks Dept.
- 10:00 AM
Registration and Fees
We strongly recommend pre-registering for this race, race-day registration may not be available
Early registration: 5K: $25, 7-Mile: $30, through Friday, February 21 (online or by mail)
Late registration: 5K: $30, 7-Mile: $35, through Friday, March 6, 5pm (online only)
Race-day registration, IF AVAILABLE: 5K: $40, 7-Mile: $45, 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM on race day. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards).
Register Online through RedPodium or Active. Processing fee applies (RedPodium has the lowest processing fee).
Register by mail: Download entry form. Entry must be postmarked NO LATER than Friday, February 21 to be accepted.
Remember, register early: Less expensive for you, easier for us!
Entries cannot be transferred to another person.
A scenic loop course (a few hills), traveling counterclockwise on the pedestrian lane of the main Park Drive, through forest and meadow. Starting just North of the Lincoln Rd. Lawns, continuing through Battle pass, past Nellie’s Lawn, down Long Meadow, past Lookout Hill, alongside Prospect Park Lake, and finishing at Harry’s Wall. 5K is just short of one complete loop of the park. 7-Miler is two loops, the second loop includes an out and back section on Centre Drive. View Course Map>>
Number pickup will be on race day only, between 8:45 - 9:45 AM
Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by February 21.
For participants registered after February 21, 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: Top 2
60 and over: First place
Medals for all finishers
5K: 10:50 AM
7-Mile: 11:30 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!
5K: 1 hour (20 min/mile pace)
7-Mile: 1hr, 45 min (15 min/mile pace)
5K: 13 & up
7-Mile: 15 & up
Subway is by far the easiest way to travel to the race.
Take the Q train or S (Franklin Ave. Shuttle) to the Prospect Park stop (B train does not run on weekends). Take the "Lincoln Rd." exit out of the station, turn right onto Lincoln Rd., after 1/2 block cross Ocean Ave. and continue straight into the Park another 100 meters, turn right at the light onto East Dr., Race-Day Central will be on the grassy area on your left.
You can also take the F train to 15 St.-Prospect Park stop and walk about one mile across the park to the race.
Or enter "East Dr. & E. Lake Dr., Brooklyn, NY 11225" into any navigation app
We strongly recommend taking public transportation as street parking is very limited.
However, if you are dropping someone off or picking them up, the Lincolnd Rd. entrance is the closest entrance to Race-Day Central, and start and finish (about 200 meters walk)
Enter "Lincoln Rd. and Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, NY" into any navigation app or click here to open location in Google maps.
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...