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About Sri Chinmoy 5K & 10K - Alley Pond Park

oin us on Sunday, September 23, for the Second Annual Sri Chinmoy 5K, 10K & Kids Race in Alley Pond Park, featuring a scenic 5K loop course through the park. Simultaneous 10 AM start for both the 5K & 10K.


A fun and scenic 5K loop around the park, including a section on the Vanderbilt Parkway. 5K = 1 loop, 10K = 2 loops.

The course is 99.5% paved, with two very short sections across gravel/dirt. Full disclosure: this course does have hills!

USATF certified course and sanctioned event.

We strongly recommend pre-registering for this event, race-day registration may not be available.

Register Online through RedPodium
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 or Active
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.  Processing fee applies, RedPodium has a lower fee.
Register by mail: Download entry form.  Entry must be postmarked NO LATER than Friday, September 7 to be accepted.

Early registration: 5K: $20, 10K: $30 through Friday, September 7 (online or by mail)
Late registration:  5K: $25, 10K: $35 through Friday, September 21, 5:00 PM (online only)
Race-day registration:  5K: $35, 10K: $45.  8:45 - 9:30 AM on race-day.  Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). 

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

Entries cannot be transferred to another person.


Number pickup will be on race day only, between 8:45 - 9:45 AM


There will be a kids race for children under 13, at 9:45 a.m. Registration is $5 and is on race day only, starting at 9:00 a.m. Children must be registered by a parent or legal guardian.  Each child will receive a small prize.


Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, September 7.
For participants registered after September 7, 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


Men’s and Women’s awards categories, for both 5K & 10K:

Under 50: Top 3
50-59: First place
60 and over: First place

Medals for all finishers

Awards ceremonies:

5K: 10:45 AM
10K: 11:15 AM


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


Participants in either race have until 11:30 AM (1-1/2 hours) to finish.


5K: 13 years or older
10K: 15 years or older



Please note that Alley Pond Park is a very large park in Eastern Queens, bordering the Long Island Expressway, the Cross Island Expressway and Grand Central Parkway.  There are several different park entrances and parking lots, make sure to review these directions before going to the race so you don’t get lost.

There is a large parking lot (free parking) right next to Race-Day Central.  By far the easiest way to get there is by using Google Maps navigation:  Click to open parking lot location on Google Maps
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, or type in "224-16 76th Ave, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364", which is the house opposite the parking lot entrance.  After entering the parking lot, turn right and go all the way to the end, Race-Day Central
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 is about 50 meters off to the left past the end of the lot.


The Q27 and Q88 buses stop near Race-Day Central.  "Subway Only" New Yorkers: Be not afraid!  It's a free transfer from subway to bus and vice versa, and it's all rather efficient these days - 50 minutes total travel time by subway then bus from Roosevelt Ave. Jackson Heights stop in Queens to the race, and about the same by LIRR then bus from Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal to the race.