Join us on Thursday, November 23, for the Sri Chinmoy Thanksgiving Day 5K, 10K & Kids Race, featuring a scenic, flat and fast 5K loop around the Flushing Meadows Park! USATF certified course and sanctioned event.
Park Fundraiser: All proceeds from this race go to Flushing Meadows Corona Park!
Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the NYC Parks Department.
Bag check, aid stations every mile, free T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by November 11), medals for all finishers, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!
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, 10K = 2 loops.
USATF course certification NY16032JG, NY16033JG
Men’s and Women’s awards categories:
Under 50: Top 7
50-59: Top 3
60-69: Top 2
70 & over: First place
Under 50: Top 3
50-59: Top 2
60 & over: First place
Medals for all finishers
Awards Ceremony at 10:45 AM for 5K, 11:15 AM for 10K
Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by November 11.
For participants registered after November 11, 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 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, 10K: 1 hr 30 min
All participants must be 13 or older to compete in the 5K, 15 or older for the 10K
KIDS FUN RUN:
There will be a kids fun-run for children under 13, at 10:30 a.m. 100 meter and 400 meter distances - depending on the child’s age. Registration - $5 - is on race day only, starting at 9:30 a.m. Each child will receive a small prize. Please email email@example.com if you plan to enter your child so we can be sure to have enough prizes.
REGISTRATION AND FEES:
. (Processing fee applies).
Register by mail
: Please see race website
. Entry must be received by November 11.
5K: $20, 10K: $30 through November 11 (online or by mail)
5K: $20, 10K: $30 through, November 13 (online only)
, IF AVAILABLE:
5K: $30, 10K: $40, 8:30-9:30 AM on race-day. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards).
Entries cannot be transferred to another person.
RACE NUMBER PICKUP:
Number pickup will be on race day only, between 8:30-9:30 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 >>