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Additional race information can be found at https://us.srichinmoyraces.org/newyear-half.
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. 9AM start.
PERKS & AMENITIES:
Free parking, bag check, aid stations every mile, custom race shirts, custom finisher medals, free finisher photos, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!
REGISTRATION AND FEES:
Register Online through this webpage (Processing fee applies).
$40 through Dec. 4
$50 through Dec. 22
$60 through Dec. 30, 5PM
No race-day registration. Entries cannot be transferred to another person.
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 0.35-mile start loop + ten 1.27-mile loops
RACE PACKET SHIPPING
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. Packets will ship out en masse on Dec. 21.
Otherwise, packet pickup is available at the race site from 8-8:45AM.
Race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by December 19. Sizes are:
Women's Fitted Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Unisex X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Men’s and Women’s awards categories:
Under 50: Top 3
50-59: Top 2
60 & over: First Place
Awards Ceremony at 11:30AM
Custom medals for all finishers!
Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable when they’re earned, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day!
3 hours, or a 13:45/mile minimum pace. (12 noon cutoff)
Participants must be 16 years or older as of race-day to compete.
Will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours
Please review the directions on our race page before heading to the park. Flushing Meadows Corona Park is a HUGE park, it's easy 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 race shirts and finisher medals in the mail upon completion of the virtual 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, spiritual leader 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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