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Additional race information can be found at https://us.srichinmoyraces.org/prospectpark.
Join us on Saturday, May 22, 2021 for the Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10-Mile race in Prospect Park, featuring a scenic loop course around the park. Multiple start waves from 8:00-9:00AM.
Covid-19 precautions will be in effect - please see details below.
Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks Dept.
Bag check, aid stations every 1.5 miles, free race shirt, medals for all finishers.
REGISTRATION AND FEES:
Register Online through this webpage. (Processing fee applies).
Price for 5K:
$30 through May 3rd
$35 through May 14th (T-shirt guaranteed)
$40 until registration closes
Price for 10-Mile:
$35 through May 3rd
$40 through May 14th (T-shirt guaranteed)
$45 until registration closes
Strictly no race-day registration. Entries cannot be transferred to another person.
The following is a list of measures we are taking in order to help protect the health and safety of participants and race personnel. As the situation is subject to change, this page may be updated. Please make sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book in order to receive important race updates.
A scenic loop course (a few hills), traveling counterclockwise on the pedestrian lane of the main Park Drive, through forest and meadow. Starting at the north end 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 back at Lincoln Rd. Lawns. 5K option this year will actually be 5.3K (3.3 miles, almost 1 loop) due to the park's Covid restrictions. 10-Mile option will be exactly 10 miles, and is three full loops.
All participants will receive a race shirt and bib in the mail in advance of the race, to further limit on-site interactions on race-day. There will be no packet pickup on race day.
The cost of shipping is included in the race registration fee. You will be notified by email when your package ships, which will be about 7 days before the race. Please help us by registering early, entering a valid U.S. shipping address including apartment number, if applicable, and adding email@example.com to your address book to ensure you receive all notifications.
Free race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by May 14.
We'll do our best to provide shirts for those who register after May 14, but no guarantees!
T-Shirt sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL
Separate Men’s and Women’s awards categories:
5K & 10-Mile:
Under 50: Top 3
50 & over: First place
Medals for all finishers
Please note, there will be no awards ceremonies. Trophies will be mailed to all winners.
5K: 1 hour (20 min/mile pace)
10-Mile: 2hr, 30 min (15 min/mile pace)
5K: 13 & up
10-Mile: 16 & up
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 excessive snow or ice on the roadways, or other weather related 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.
Refunds: We're sorry, but we cannot issue refunds, credit or deferrals within 30 days of the original event date, as most expenses (such as race shirts, trophies, finisher medals) have been paid for. If the event is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the original event date, we will contact registered participants with race refund / credit / deferral options.
Prospect Park is a big park with many entrances, please familiarize yourself with the map and directions on our race webpage before race day, we don’t want you to get lost!
Will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours. All finish times will be adjusted for wave start time.
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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