Sri Chinmoy 5K & 7-Mile in Prospect Park
Kick off your running season!
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.
Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks Dept.
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.
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 >>
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).
*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.
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
5K: 10:50 AM
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!
5K: 1 hour (20 min/mile pace)
7-Mile: 1hr, 45 min (15 min/mile pace)
5K: 13 & up
7-Mile: 15 & up
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:
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
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 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.
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...