Sri Chinmoy 5K, Half-Marathon & Relay

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Race Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018


Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park - North end of Meadow Lake

Address: Meadowlark Circle

City: Queens

State/Terr: New York

Zip: 11375

Country: USA

Race Website:


Join us on Saturday, May 12, 9:00 AM for our inaugural Half-Marathon in Flushing Meadows Park!  The course follows a scenic and mostly flat loop through the park.  

Not up for a Half-Marathon?  Enter the 5K race, or better yet, for a morning of fun, grab your friends and sign up for the Half-Marathon Relay!

9:00 AM simultaneous start for the 5K, Half-Marathon, & Relay.


Bag check, aid stations every mile, free race T-shirt, medals for all finishers, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!

Event details and schedule


A flat and fast USATF certified loop starting at the north end of Meadow Lake, passing the iconic World's Fair Unisphere, Pool of Industry, Queens Zoo and Queens Museum of Art. 5K = 1 loop, Half-Marathon = 1x 5K loop + 3x 5.37K loop   View Course Map>>


Note: to create a new relay team, or join an existing one, select the "Half-Marathon Relay" category when registering.

Each relay team must have 2 to 4 team members.
Each team member must complete at least one lap - approx 3.3 miles. 4 laps = Half-Marathon.
If the relay team has less than 4 members, at least one team member must complete more than one lap. It's up to the team's strategy which team member(s) complete the extra lap(s), and in which order the laps are completed.
There are 3 relay team categories: All male, all female, or mixed (at least one male and one female member). Deadline for all team members to register is Friday, May 4.
If for any reason your team mates do not show up on race-day, your relay entry can be converted to the 5K race at no charge.


Mens and Womens awards categories:

5K and Half-Marathon:

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

Half-Marathon Relay:

First place each for top men's team, women's team, and mixed team (at least 1 male and 1 female member)

Awards ceremonies:

5K:  9:50 a.m.
Half-Marathon & Relay: 11:30 a.m.


Free race T-Shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, March 27
For participants registered after March 27, any extra T-Shirts will be available after the race, distributed on a first-come first-serve basis
T-Shirt sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL


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!)


5K: 1 hr
Half-Marathon: 3 hr 15 min (minimum 15 min/ mile pace)


All participants must be 13 or older to compete in the 5K, 16 or older for the Half-Marathon


There will be a kids fun-run for children under 13, at 8:45 a.m. 100 meter and 400 meter distances - depending on the child’s age. Registration - $5 - is on race day only, starting at 9:00 a.m. Each child will receive a small prize. Please email [email protected] if you plan to enter your child so we can be sure to have enough prizes.


We strongly recommend pre-registering for this event, race-day registration may not be available

Register online on this website (Processing fee applies).

Register by mail: Download entry form from our race webpage. Entry must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 27 to be accepted.

5K: Early: $20, Race-Day: (IF available) $30
Half-Marathon: Early: $35, Race-Day: (IF available) $45
Half-Marathon Relay: Early: $20 per team member. No Race-Day entry for relay.

Early registration: Through Friday, May 4
Race-day registration (IF available): 7:45-8:30 AM. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). Please check our website on May 4 to see if race day registration will be offered for the 5K and Half-Marathon. Race-day registration will NOT be available for the Half-Marathon Relay.

Entries are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another person.


Number pickup will be on race day only, between 7:45-8:30 AM


You can drive to the race (free parking right next to race-day central), or take the Subway (7 train to Mets-Willets point)
Please familiarize yourself with the map and directions on our race website before race day, Flushing Meadows Park is a VERY BIG park (larger than Central Park), we don’t want you to get lost!


Will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours.


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. Read more >>

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