Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K in Alley Pond Park
5K and 10K races in Alley Pond Park, Queens, New York City, NY


Sunday, September 22, 2019

On site registration opens at 8:45am.  Race starts at 10:00am.

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Alley Pond Park

Oakland Gardens, New York 11364

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Join us on Sunday, September 22, for the Third Annual Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K in Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY, featuring a scenic 5K loop course through the park. Simultaneous 10AM start for both 5K & 10K. USATF certified course (NY17063JG). Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the New York City Dept. of Parks and Recreation. AMENITIES: Free parking, bag check, aid stations every mile, free T-shirt, medals for all finishers, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast! THE COURSE: A fun and scenic 5K loop through Alley Pond Park and a section on the Vanderbilt Parkway. 5K = 1 loop, 10K = 2 loops. Course is 99.5% paved, with two very short sections across dirt/gravel. Full disclosure:  this course does have hills - please keep this in mind when choosing between the 5K and 10K! AWARDS: Men’s and Women’s awards categories: 5K: Under 50: Top 7 50-59: Top 3 60-69: Top 2 70 & Over: First Place 10K: Under 50: Top 3 50-59: First place 60 and over: First place Medals for all finishers Awards ceremonies: 5K: 10:45 AM, 10K: 11:15 AM T-SHIRTS: Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, September 6. For participants registered after September 6, 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 POST-RACE PANCAKE BREAKFAST! Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable when they’re earned, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day! And yes, friends and family are welcome to dig in, too. KIDS RACE: There will be a kids race for children under 13, at 9:45 a.m. Registration is $5 and is on race day only, starting at 9:00 a.m. Children must be registered by a parent or legal guardian. Each child will receive a small prize. TIME LIMITS: Participants in either race have until 11:30 AM (1-1/2 hours) to finish. AGE RESTRICTIONS: 5K: 13 years or older 10K: 15 years or older REGISTRATION AND FEES: We strongly recommend pre-registering for this event, race-day registration may not be available. Register by mail: Download entry form. Entry must be postmarked NO LATER than Friday, September 6 to be accepted. Register Online through RedPodium or Active. A processing fee applies, RedPodium has lower fee. Early registration: 5K: $20, 10K: $25 through Friday, September 6 (online or by mail) Late registration: 5K: $25, 10K: $30 through Friday, September 20, 5:00 PM (online only) Race-day registration, IF AVAILABLE: 8:45 - 9:30 AM on race-day. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). 5K: $35, 10K: $40. Please check our race webpage on September 21 to see if race-day registration will be offered. Remember: Register early and save yourself a few bucks, guarantee yourself a T-shirt, and make things easier for us! Entries cannot be transferred to another person. RACE NUMBER PICKUP: Number pickup will be on race day only, between 8:45 - 9:45 AM DIRECTIONS: DRIVING Please note that Alley Pond Park is a very large park in Eastern Queens, bordering the Long Island Expressway, the Cross Island Expressway and Grand Central Parkway. There are several different park entrances and parking lots, make sure to review these directions before going to the race so you don’t get lost. There is a large parking lot (free parking) right next to the race staging area. 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 address 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. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION The Q27 and Q88 buses stop just steps from the race staging area. "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. Click to open Race-Day Central location in google maps RESULTS: Will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours. ABOUT US: From race directors to course monitors, all Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team races are staffed by its own volunteers since the Team’s inauguration in 1977 by its founder and fitness advocate, Sri Chinmoy. Today, the SCMT organizes over 500 races a year in 20 countries across 5 continents, ranging from short kids fun-runs, to marathons to the world’s longest certified road race – the annual Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race (yes, 3,100 miles, it’s not a typo). We love running and putting on races – we hope you enjoy the friendly atmosphere we provide, free of commercial sponsors.