Summer in New York City isn’t complete without a trip to Coney Island, and no day on the boardwalk is quite like our Coney Island Classic! You’ll join us right outside the Brooklyn Cyclones Maimonides Park to start, and then make your way up and down the boardwalk, passing iconic landmarks like the Cyclone and the Wonder Wheel.
The finish line is home plate inside Maimonides Park, but that’s just the beginning. Our post-race festival includes beer, great ballpark food, and a free ticket to a Cyclones game! So bring a friend and some sunscreen, and spend the day in The Playground of the World.
Feel like doing this one independently? You may also choose the virtual option.
The race right outside Maimonides Park. You’ll turn south, and then head east on the boardwalk. The Thunderbolt, Wonder Wheel, New York Aquarium, and so many more iconic landmarks will be your backdrop as you run out and back, finishing at home plate inside Maimonides Park.
You can run or walk anywhere you want, including a treadmill. You can track your miles any way you want and with any device you want. For this race, you must run your race and submit your result by December 31, 2022.
Once you've run, you'll submit your miles through our new Run This One results system which is accessible to registered runners via their dashboard. You can automatically sync via MapMyRun and Garmin Connect, or you can add runs manually of course.
Most importantly, have fun.
Due to the high number of turns in this course, we do not advise handcycle or wheelchair athletes participate in this event. We’d suggest registering for the following races: NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon & 5K, NYCRUNS Prospect Park 5K & 10K, NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon, NYCRUNS Brooklyn Ice Cream Social 5K & 10K, NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K & 10K, NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon & 5K.
Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all aspects of this race are extremely subject to change. The following COVID protocols are planned for this event. Prior to the race you will receive more information if changes or additions are necessary.
Bag check will be provided. To reduce interaction with staff, we encourage you to avoid checking a bag. If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS. You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase inside the clear bag. All items must fit inside the clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search your bag at any time.
Toilets will be provided and cleaned throughout the event.
While we encourage you to bring your own hydration, water will be available on the course and at the finish. BBQ, beer, fresh fruit, and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post-race spread. Free finish line photos and video will be available on the results page. The giveaway for this race will be a raglan baseball shirt.*
All participants receive one free Cyclones ticket for any game. Additional tickets—up to 8 — can be purchased for $10 each. All tickets are general admission.
* In order to cut down on waste, we try not to overorder and sizes are not guaranteed.
If you register by 6/12 using a domestic address, your bib and ticket will be mailed to you. You will pick up your shirt race day. If you register after 6/12, you will need to arrive at Maimonides Park by 8 AM to pick up your bib, shirt, and ticket.
Virtual participants will not receive bibs. Shirts and tickets may be mailed up to one week after the race.
Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid when your items are shipped.
See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount on this race, race deferral rights, and other perks. You can become a member when you check out.
Race day registration (if available) is online only.
|5K & 10K||Members||Non-Members|
|Until Sold Out||$49.50||$55|
|Virtual Option||50% of above||50% of above|
Results will be emailed (often during the race) and the full results will be posted on our results page after the race. Finish line photos will also be available several days after the event.
Awards will be given to the top three male, female, and non-binary runners overall in each race. Age group awards in the 5K will be awarded to the top three in each the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Age group awards in the 10K will be awarded to the top three in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.
Our awards policies are available here.
Take the D, F, N, or Q trains to Coney Island Stillwell Avenue. At the corner of Stillwell and Surf Avenues (where Nathan’s is located), turn right. Walk two blocks west along Surf Avenue to the ballpark.
Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.
The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and you may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and rules of competition.
As per the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, any adult interacting with amateur athletes, defined as a child or minor under the age of 18 that participates in youth running programs or any events hosted or operated by NYCRUNS, has a duty to report a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power within a 24- hour period to local law enforcement by calling the New York State Central Register at 800-635-1522. Participants found to be listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of a sex crime, or caught having, creating, or distributing child pornography will be immediately barred from all NYCRUNS events.