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2022 Sri Chinmoy 5K, 10K & Kids Race...

EVENTS
  • 10K Run:- Run 6.2 Miles
  • 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
  • Kids Run:- Kids Run
RACE DATE
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Start Time
8:00 am
Location
Flushing Meadows Corona Park - North end of Meadow Lake
Address
Meadowlark Circle
CITY
Queens
STATE/TERR
New York
Zip
11375
COUNTRY
USA
Description

_ The 2022 Sri Chinmoy 5K, 10K & Kids Race:

Join us on Sunday, October 2, 2022, for the Sixth Annual Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, NY, featuring a scenic, flat and fast 5K loop around Flushing Meadows Park.  USATF certified course.

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 race shirt, medals for all finishers, post-race pancake breakfast!

REGISTRATION AND FEES

Same entry fee for 5K and 10K

$25 through Sep. 4
$30 through Sep. 22
$35 through Sep. 30, 5PM (registration close)

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

Kids Race - please see details below

Remember: Register early and save yourself a few bucks, guarantee yourself a race shirt, and make things easier for us!

THE COURSE

A scenic, flat and fast USATF certified 5K loop starting at the north end of Meadow Lake, passing the iconic World's Fair Unisphere, Fountain of the Planets, Queens Zoo, New York State Pavilion and Queens Museum of Art.  5K = 1 loop, 10K = 2 loops.
USATF course certification NY16032JG, NY16033JG.

KIDS RACE

Fun for the little ones, too!  There will be a Kids Race at 7:45 a.m., for children under 13.  Each child will be issued a real race bib and receive a finisher medal and a small gift.  The course distance will be 400 meters or less, and there may be two separate heats, depending on the number of children and their ages.

Registration fee is $3 if pre-reserving a spot online in advance (see our race website) or $5 if registering on race-day.  In either case, you will need to pay the fee in cash on race-day, anytime from 7:15 a.m. onward.
Please note that children under 13 are not eligible to run the 5K or 10K.

RACE SHIRTS

*Free race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by September 18.
For participants registered after that date, remaining shirts will be available after the race on a first-come first-serve basis.
Shirts are your choice of Unisex or Women's Fitted, in sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL.

RACE PACKETS

Choose Packet Shipping when registering ($5.95), to avoid the lines on race day and have your shirt and bib delivered to your door before the race.  Option available for US addresses only, through September 21.

For runners that do not choose packet shipping, packet pickup is available at the race site between 7:00-7:45AM.

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: Top 2
60 & over: First Place

Awards ceremonies:

5K:  8:50 a.m.
10K: 9:15 a.m.

Medals for all finishers

POST-RACE PANCAKE BREAKFAST!

Pancakes are more enjoyable when they're earned, and we're cooking 'em up fresh on race day!

TIME LIMITS

Participants in either race have until 9:30 AM (1-1/2 hours) to finish.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

Participants must be 13 years or older on race-day to compete in the 5K, 15 or older for the 10K.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

There are currently no COVID restrictions for outdoor events of this size in NYC Parks.  If there are new restrictions imposed before the event, we will post them here and notify runners via email.    Masks are optional.  Those wishing to have a little extra space at the start can move towards the back where there is plenty of room to spread out.

DIRECTIONS:

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 webpage before race day, Flushing Meadows Park is a VERY BIG park (larger than Central Park), we don’t want you to get lost!

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 1,700 races a year in 27 countries across 4 continents, ranging from short weekly fun-runs, 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.

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 severe weather conditions;
the event will be converted to a virtual one.  Registered participants will still receive race shirts 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.

Other Info

-) 2022 race registration is open • Registration Information 
 

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