5K & 7-Mile through Prospect Park
Kick off your running season with our first race of the year!
Join us on Sunday, March 11, for the Sri Chinmoy 5K & 7-Mile race in Prospect Park
, featuring a scenic loop course along Park Drive. 10 AM Start for both races. USATF certified course and sanctioned event.
Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks Dept.
Bag check, aid stations every mile, free T-shirt, medals for all finishers, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!
A scenic 5K loop course (a few 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, the 7-Miler is two loops.
Men’s and Women’s awards categories, for both races:
Under 50: Top 3
50-59: First place
60 and over: First place
Medals for all finishers
5K: 10:45 AM
Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by February 23.
For participants registered after February 23, 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!
5K: 1 hour (20 min/mile pace)
7-Mile: 1hr, 45 min (15 min/mile pace)
5K: 13 & up
7-Mile: 15 & up
REGISTRATION AND FEES:
We strongly recommend pre-registering for this event, race-day registration may not be available.
or Active. (Processing fee applies, RedPodium has lower fee).
Register by mail
: Download entry form from the race website
. Entry must be postmarked NO LATER than Friday, February 23 to be accepted.
5K: $25, 7-Mile: $30, through Friday, February 23 (online or by mail)
5K: $30, 7-Mile: $35, through Friday, March 9, 5:00 PM (online only)
Race-day registration, IF AVAILABLE
: 5K: $40, 7-Mile: $45, 9:00 - 9:30 AM on race day. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). Please check our race webpage on March 9 to see if race day registration will be offered.
Entries cannot be transferred to another person.
RACE NUMBER PICKUP:
Number pickup will be on race day only, between 9:00 - 9:45 AM
Prospect Park is a big park with many entrances, please familiarize yourself with the map and directions on our race website before race day, 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 >>