ARCHIVED RACE: Sri Chinmoy 1 & 4 Mile Race “Around the World” & 1+4 CHALLENGE @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York City, NY, United States on 15 December 2019

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Sri Chinmoy 1 & 4 Mile Race "Around the World" & 1+4 CHALLENGE
  • Distance (Miles): 4
  • Date: 15 December 2019
  • Start Time: 09:30 am
  • Venue: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • Organised By: Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

Ready to run “Around The World”? Then this event is for you!
Both races take place in Flushing Meadows Park on a scenic and mostly flat course that includes a gentle curve around “The World” – the iconic 140-ft tall World’s Fair Unisphere. Accurately measured, USATF certified course.

Choose one of the following 3 options:

1-Mile Race: 9:30AM start. An out-and-back course, the “turnaround” is a gentle 250-meter curve around the Unisphere. Course includes a small hill.
Sprinters, runners and joggers welcome! View course map >> []

4-Mile Race: 10:00AM start. Two laps around a 2-mile loop, which includes the 1-mile section described above (you get to run around the world twice!), and a 1-mile section that touches the shores of Meadow Lake. View course map >> []

1+4 CHALLENGE: Are you up for the CHALLENGE? Run the 1-Mile Race at 9:30 am, catch your breath and rest up, then set off on the 4-Mile Race at 10am! Competitors are eligible for awards in both the 1-mile and 4-mile races, and those with the fastest combined 1-mile and 4-mile times will receive “1+4 CHALLENGE” awards.

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


Free parking, bag check, aid stations every mile, medals for all finishers, free “I Ran Around the World” T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by November 29), and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!


Men’s and Women’s awards categories, for all races:

Under 50: Top 3
50-59: First place
60 and over: First place

Medals for all finishers

Awards ceremonies for all races at 10:50 AM


Free “I Ran Around the World!” race T-Shirts, guaranteed for all participants registered by November 29.
For participants registered after November 29, 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


Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable when they’re earned, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day! And yes, friends and family are welcome to dig in, too.


There will be a kids race for children under 13, at 9:15 a.m. Registration is $2 and is on race day only, starting at 8:30 a.m. Each child will receive a small prize.


1-Mile: 20 minutes
4-Mile: 1 hour (minimum 15 minute/mile pace)


1-Mile: Open to ages 10 & up
4-Mile & 1+4 CHALLENGE: Open to ages 15 & up


We strongly recommend pre-registering for this event, race-day registration may not be available.

Register Online through Redpodium or Active. Processing fee applies, RedPodium has lowest fee.
Register by mail: (avoid processing fees) Download entry form. Entry must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 29 to be accepted.

1-mile: Early $18, Late $23, Race-day (IF available) $35
4-mile: Early $23, Late $28, Race-day (IF available) $40
1+4 Challenge: Early $27, Late $32, Race-day (IF available) $45

Early registration: Through Friday, November 29 (online or by mail)
Late registration: Through December 13, 5PM (online only)
Race-day registration, IF AVAILABLE: 8:30 – 9:15 am on race day, except for 4-mile registration which ends at 9:30 a.m. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). Please check our website on Dec 14 to see if race-day registration will be offered.

Remember: Register early and save yourself a few bucks, guarantee yourself a T-shirt, and make things easier for us!

Entries cannot be transferred to another person.


Number pickup for all races will be on race day only:

1-Mile Race and 1+4 CHALLENGE: 8:30-9:15 a.m.
4-Mile Race only: 8:30-9:30 a.m.


At 1.4 square miles, Flushing Meadows is a huge park (larger than Central Park), please familiarize yourself with the map and directions on our race webpage before race day – whether you’re driving or taking the subway, we don’t want you to get lost!
There is FREE parking right next to the race staging area.


Will be posted on our race webpage[] within 24 hours.


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.

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