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January 01, 2023

Sri Chinmoy New Year's Day Half-Marathon 2023

Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Ave. of Commerce & Ave. of Progress • Avenue of Commerce & Avenue of Progress QueensNY  11355 Organized by Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team NY $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.

About this event

Start the New Year right - with a Half-Marathon!

The Sri Chinmoy New Year's Day Half-Marathon features a scenic, flat and fast loop around historic Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 10 loops = Half-Marathon. 9AM start.

Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the NYC Parks Department.

Event details and schedule

PERKS & AMENITIES:

Free parking, bag check, aid stations every mile, custom 1/4 zip long-sleeve tech top, finisher photos, medals for all finishers, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!

REGISTRATION & FEES

$40 through Dec. 4
$50 through Dec. 22
$60 through Dec. 30, 5PM

No race-day registration. Entries cannot be transferred to another person.

THE COURSE

A scenic, "pancake flat" and fast USATF certified 1.27-mile loop starting near the intersection of Ave. of Commerce and Ave. of Progress, passing the iconic World's Fair Unisphere, Queens Museum of Art and Fountain of the Planets.
Half-Marathon = one 600m start loop + ten 1.27-mile loops

RACE PACKETS

Choose Packet Shipping when registering ($5.95), to avoid the lines on race day and have your shirt and bib delivered to your door before the race. Available through Dec. 19.
Otherwise, packet pickup is available at the race site from 8-8:45AM.

RACE SHIRTS

Free race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by December 18.
Sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL

AWARDS

Men’s and Women’s awards categories:

Under 50: Top 7
50-59: Top 3
60-69: Top 2
70 & over: First Place

Awards ceremony at 11:30AM

Medals for all finishers

TIME LIMIT

Half-Marathon: 3 hours, or a 13:45/mile minimum pace. (12 noon cutoff)

AGE RESTRICTIONS

Participants must be 16 years or older as of race-day to compete.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We live in uncertain times. Our event plan and permit have been approved by the NYC Parks Department, and while we expect this race to take place as planned, if we are forced to cancel due to new or modified COVID-19 regulations/restrictions imposed by park officials, city or state governments, the race will be converted to a virtual event. Registered participants will still receive race shirts and finisher medals in the mail upon completion of the race, and trophies will be mailed to winners as per the awards breakdown above.

For directions and further information please visit our race webpage

"The new year comes
To give you another opportunity,
Another hope.
But the new year will come and go.
So begin your self-transformation-play
Immediately!"

-Sri Chinmoy, Founder

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 1,700 races a year in 27 countries across 4 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.

Location

Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Ave. of Commerce & Ave. of Progress

Avenue of Commerce & Avenue of Progress QueensNY  11355

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