Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Kick off your running season with our first race of 2019!
Join us on Sunday, March 10 for the Third Annual Sri Chinmoy 5K & 7-Mile Race in Prospect Park, featuring a scenic loop course along Park Drive. 10AM start for both races.
Accurately measured, USATF certified course.
Bag check, aid stations every mile, free T-shirt, medals for all finishers, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!
A scenic 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 View Map>> 7-Miler is two loops. View map >>
Men’s and Women’s awards categories:
Under 50: Top 7
50-59: Top 3
60-69: Top 2
70 and over: First Place
Under 50: Top 3
50-59: Top 2
60 and over: First place
Medals for all finishers
5K: 10:45 AM
Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by February 22.
For participants registered after February 22, 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.
Register Online through this website. (Processing fee applies).
Register by mail: Download entry form. Entry must be postmarked NO LATER than Friday, February 22 to be accepted.
Early registration: 5K: $25, 7-Mile: $30, through Friday, February 22 (online or by mail)
Late registration: 5K: $30, 7-Mile: $35, through Friday, March 8, 5:00 PM (online only)
Race-day registration: IF AVAILABLE: 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 8:45 - 9:45 AM
Public transportation recommended, parking is very limited. 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!
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 puts on 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 >>