Sri Chinmoy 5K - Prospect Park

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York

“Beginning of the season” 5K through Prospect Park!

Scenic race course
Fun and friendly race atmosphere
USATF certified course and sanctioned event
Free T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by February 24)
Medals for all finishers
Bag check
Aid stations every mile
Post-race pancake breakfast!
Easily accessible by subway

About the event

Kick start your running season with our first race of the year!

Join us on Sunday, March 12 for the Inaugural Sri Chinmoy 5K in Prospect Park, featuring a scenic (and relatively flat) loop course along Park Drive. 10 AM start.

USATF certified course and sanctioned event.

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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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5K Race
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Start time

  • 10:00 AM


  • $25 through February 24
  • $30 through March 10, 5pm
  • $40 race day


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  • USATF certified course and sanctioned event (C17026576)


Registration and Fees

Register Online through RedPodium or Active.  Processing fee applies (RedPodium has the lowest processing fee).
Register by mail: Entry must be postmarked NO LATER than Friday, February 24 to be accepted.

Early registration: $25, through Friday, February 24 (online or by mail)
Late registration:  $30, through Friday, March 10, 5:00 PM (online only)
Race-day registration: $40, 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

Number pickup will be on race day only, between 8:45 - 9:45 AM

Course Description

A scenic and mostly flat 5K loop course (a few gentle 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.  View map >>


Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by February 24.
For participants registered after February 24, 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 3
50-59: First place
60 and over: First place

Medals for all finishers

Awards ceremony: 10:45 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!)

Time Limits

All participants must complete the race by 11 AM (20 min/mile pace)

Age Restrictions

All participants must be 13 or older to compete.



Subway is by far the easiest way to travel to the race.

Take the Q train or S (Franklin Ave. Shuttle train) 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, but it's a full 1-mile walk across the park to the race.

Click to open race location in Google Maps

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


We strongly recommend taking public transportation as there are no parking lots inside the park and 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 the race staging area, 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.