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Additional race information can be found at https://us.srichinmoyraces.org/newyear-half.
*** WE'RE SORRY, THIS RACE IS SOLD OUT. ***
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. 4 loops = Half-Marathon. Multiple start waves from 9-10AM.
PERKS & AMENITIES:
Free parking, bag check, aid stations every 1.5 miles, race shirt, medals for all finishers.
REGISTRATION AND FEES:
Register Online through this webpage (Processing fee applies).
$40 through Dec. 11 (T-shirt guaranteed)
$50 through Dec. 18
$60 until online registration closes
Strictly no race-day registration. Entries cannot be transferred to another person.
The following is a list of measures we are taking in order to help protect the health and safety of participants and race personnel. As the situation is fluid, this page may be updated. Please make sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book in order to receive important race updates.
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. View course map
Half-Marathon = one 5K loop + three 5.37K loops (4 loops total)
USATF course certification NY16032JG & NY18033JG
All participants will receive a race shirt and bib in the mail in advance of the race, to further limit on-site interactions on race-day. There will be no packet pickup on race day.
The cost of shipping is included in the race registration fee. You will be notified by email when your package ships, which will be 7-10 days before the race. Please help us by registering early, entering a valid U.S. shipping address including apartment number, and adding email@example.com to your address book to ensure you receive all notifications.
Free race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by December 11.
Sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL
Men’s and Women’s awards categories:
Under 50: Top 3
50 & over: First place
Medals for all finishers
Awards will be mailed to winners after the race (no awards ceremony at the race)
All participants are allowed a maximum of 2 hours 45 minutes to complete the race, which is a maximum pace of 13 min / mile. Universal cutoff for all runners is 11:45 AM, regardless of wave start time.
Participants must be 16 years or older as of race-day to compete.
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.
"The new year comes
To give you another opportunity,
But the new year will come and go.
So begin your self-transformation-play
-Sri Chinmoy, Founder
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. Read more >>
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