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November 28, 2024

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

Flushing Meadows Corona Park - North end of Meadow Lake • Meadowlark Circle Flushing Meadows Corona Park QueensNY  11375 Organized by Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team NY

About this event

Join us on Thursday, November 28, 2024 at 9AM, for the fourteenth annual 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.


Free parking, bag check, aid stations every mile, custom race shirts and medals for all finishers, free finisher photos, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!

Event details and schedule


Same entry fee for 5K and 10K

$25 through Oct. 31
$30 through Nov. 18
$35 through Nov. 26, 12 noon (unless race sells out sooner!)

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

Remember: Register early and save yourself a few bucks, guarantee yourself a race hat, and make things easier for us!


Fun for the little ones, too! There will be a Kids Race at 8:40 a.m., for children under 13. Each child will be issued a real race bib and receive a finisher medal and a small gift. The course distance will be 400 meters or less, and there may be two separate heats, depending on the number of children and their ages.

Registration fee is $3 if pre-reserving a spot online in advance (see race page) or $5 if registering on race-day. In either case, you will need to pay the fee in cash on race-day, anytime from 8:15 a.m. onward.
Please note that children under 13 are not eligible to run the 5K or 10K.


9:00AM simultaneous start for 5K and 10K


A scenic, flat and fast USATF certified 5K 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.


Choose Packet Shipping when registering ($6.45), to skip the lines on race day and have your bib and race hat delivered to your door before the race.  Option available for US addresses only, through Nov. 16.  All packets will ship out on Nov. 18.
For runners that do not choose packet shipping, packet pickup is available at the race site between 7:30-8:30AM.


Race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Nov. 14.
Shirt sizes are Unisex or Women's Fitted: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and Unisex 2XL

For participants registered after that date, remaining hats will be available after the race on a first-come first-serve basis.


Bag check will be available at Race-Day Central starting at 7:45AM. We cannot accommodate large bags / backpacks, and we cannot be responsible for any valuables. Thank you for understanding.


Men’s and Women’s awards categories:

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

Under 50: Top 3
50-59: Top 2
60 & over: First place

Medals for all finishers

Awards Ceremony at 9:50 AM for 5K, 10:15 AM for 10K


Pancakes are more enjoyable when they're earned, and we're cooking them up fresh for everyone on race-day!


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


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


Results will be posted within 24 hours and emailed to all finishers.


You can drive to the race (free parking), 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!


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 the race giveaway and a finisher medal in the mail upon completion of the virtual race, and trophies will be mailed to winners as per the awards breakdown above.


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. Read more >>


Flushing Meadows Corona Park - North end of Meadow Lake

Meadowlark Circle Flushing Meadows Corona Park QueensNY  11375

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10K Run - Individual.



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