Sri Chinmoy 5K & 7-Mile in Prospect Park

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York

Kick off your running season!

Scenic, USATF certified course
Included race shirt*
Custom finisher medals
Free finisher photos
Bag check
Aid stations every mile
Easily accessible by subway
Fun and friendly race atmosphere
Post-race pancakes!

About the event

Join us on Sunday, March 12, 2023, for the Sri Chinmoy 5K & 7-mile race in Prospect Park, featuring a scenic loop course around the park!  Simultaneous 9AM start for the 5K & 7-Mile race.

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Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks Dept.

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Distance

5K & 7-mile
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Start time

  • 10:00 AM

Cost

  • Same fee for 5K & 7-mile:
  • $25 through Feb. 12
  • $30 through Mar. 2
  • $35 through Mar. 10, 5PM
  • NO race-day registration

Contact

516.710.8084
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Certification

  • 5K: NY17086JG
  • 7-Mile: NY18001JG

RACE DETAILS

Registration and Fees

Register Online through RedPodium (a small processing fee applies).  Registration also available through RunSignup and Active (coming soon).

Same price for 5K & 7-Mile:
$25 through Feb. 12
$30 through Mar. 2
$35 through Mar 10, 5PM (registration close)

No race-day registration.  Entries cannot be transferred to another person.

 

Course Description

A scenic loop course (a few hills), traveling counterclockwise on the pedestrian lane of the main Park Drive, through forest and meadow.  Starting at the north end 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 back at Lincoln Rd. Lawns.  5K is just shy of one complete loop.  7-Mile race is two full loops, the second loop includes a short out-and-back section on Center Drive.  View course map >>

 

Race Packets

Choose Packet Shipping when registering ($5.95), to avoid the lines on race day and have your race shirt and bib delivered to your door before the race. Option available to US addresses only, through Mar. 1.  Packets will ship out en masse on Mar. 3.

Otherwise, packet pickup is available at the race site from 8:45-9:45AM.

To ensure you are included in the results, please wear your bib visibly on your stomach or chest throughout the race, not on your leg, back or underneath a jacket.  If you would like to avoid pinning your bib to your jacket or top, use of a bib belt is recommended ($10 on Amazon).

 

Race Shirts

*Free race shirts are guaranteed for all participants registered by February 26.  For participants registered after that date, remaining shirts will be available after the race on a first-come first-serve basis.
Sizes are Women's Fitted or Unisex Small, Medium, Large, X-Large.

Awards

Separate Men’s and Women’s awards categories for both 5K & 7-mile races:

Under 50: Top 7
50-59: Top 3
60-69: Top 2
70 and over: First place

Medals for all finishers

Awards ceremonies:
5K: 10:50 AM
7-Mile: 11:30AM

 

Post-Race Pancakes!

Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable when they’re earned, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day!  Toppings:  REAL maple syrup, whip cream, and more!

 

Time Limits

5K: 1 hour (20 min/mile pace)
7-Mile: 1hr, 45 min (15 min/mile pace)

 

Age Restrictions

5K: 13 & up
7-Mile: 15 & up

 

RESULTS

Race results will be posted on this page within 24 hours of the race.

 

Race Credit / Refund Policy

Please view our policy here before submitting a request for refund or credit.

 

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 weather related conditions;

the event will be converted to a virtual one.  Registered participants will still receive race giveaways 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.

 

Visit us in Queens

Stop by for a visit!  Enjoy food, shopping & more, in a peaceful atmosphere:

Dining:
Annam Brahma Restaurant  (718) 523-2600
Smile of the Beyond  (Breakfast & Lunch)  (718) 739-7453
Panorama of My Silence-Heart Cafe  (718) 206-4960

Shopping:
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

Services:
The Manifestation-Glow  (Full service design & printing) (718) 380-5259
Victory-Factory (Screen printing supplies)  (718) 454-2255

 

DIRECTIONS

Subway

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.

Click to open Race-Day Central location in Google Maps

Or enter "East Dr. & E. Lake Dr., Brooklyn, NY 11225" into any navigation app

Driving

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 the 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.