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Sri Chinmoy Thanksgiving Day 5K, 10K and Kids Race

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November 28, 2019 (Thursday)
10 K, 5 K
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York City, New York
Click to go to the web site for the Sri Chinmoy Thanksgiving Day 5K, 10K and Kids Race in Queens, New York City, New York

Join us on Thursday, November 28, for the Sri Chinmoy Thanksgiving Day 5K, 10K & Kids Race, featuring a scenic, flat and fast 5K loop around Flushing Meadows Park. USATF certified course.

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.

AMENITIES:

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

T-SHIRTS:

Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by November 15.
For participants registered after that date, 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

TIME LIMITS:

5K: 1 hr
10K: 1 hr 30 min

AGE RESTRICTIONS:

All participants must be 13 or older to compete in the 5K, 15 or older for the 10K

KIDS RACE:

There will be a kids race for children under 13, at 10:30 a.m. 100 meter and 400 meter distances - depending on the child’s age. Registration - $2 - is on race day only, starting at 9:30 a.m. Each child will receive a small prize. Please email nyswimrun@srichinmoyraces.org if you plan to enter your child so we can be sure to have enough prizes.

REGISTRATION AND FEES:

Register Online through RedPodium or Active. (Processing fee applies).
Register by mail: Download entry form. Entry must be received by November 15.

Early registration: 5K: $20, 10K: $25 through November 15 (online or by mail, T-shirt guaranteed)
Late registration: 5K: $20, 10K: $25 through November 22 (online only, T-shirt not guaranteed)
Race-day registration, IF AVAILABLE: 5K: $30, 10K: $35, 8:30-9:30 AM on race-day. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). Please check our race webpage on Nov. 20 to see if race-day registration will be offered.

Entries cannot be transferred to another person.

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 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.

Event Start Location
Meadowlark Circle, Queens, NY 11375


Course Description
A scenic, flat and fast USATF certified 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

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

Medals for all finishers

Awards Ceremony at 10:45 AM for 5K, 11:15 AM for 10K

Packet Pickup / Expo
Number pickup will be on race day only, between 8:30-9:30 AM

Timing / Results
All runners timed and scored. Results will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours.

Post Race Activities
POST-RACE PANCAKE BREAKFAST!

Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable when they’re earned, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day! And yes, friends and family are welcome to dig in, too.

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

Parking
Free parking right next to race-day central
 
 

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