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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Dime McCarren 5K  

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Greenpoint Beacon Center
424 Leonard St
Brooklyn, NY

The Race

This NYCRUNS-produced event benefiting St. Nicks Alliance hit the streets running in 2012 and quickly became one of the most popular road races in Brooklyn. This year we welcome back Dime as a title sponsor and are excited to see this race take to the streets of Williamsburg again.

Choose to run the 3.1 mile course and be timed or walk for fun and a good cause. Amenities are the same for all participants, and if you’re interested in learning about the group/family registration option, you can find that info here: m5k.org.


The one loop 3.1 mile course will take you on a tour of North Brooklyn's hottest neighborhoods before returning you to the finish for post-race vittles and awards.

5K Course Map


Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water will be available on the course, and bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to greet you at the finish line. Free finish line photos and video will be available on the results page. The giveaway for this race will be a tech t-shirt*.

*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email theteam@nycruns.com within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.

About St. Nicks Alliance 

St. Nicks Alliance is a nonprofit, non-sectarian community development organization celebrating 40 years of community development in North Brooklyn. St. Nicks Alliance seeks to transform lives of low and moderate income people through employment, education, housing, and health care. We do this by delivering impactful services with measurable outcomes to children, adults, and the elderly. As a civic anchor we carry out this mission within the context of building a sustainable community for all people through the arts, environmental advocacy, and urban planning.

To learn more about St. Nicks Alliance and SSA, visit us at www.stnicksalliance.org and www.schoolsettlement.org   Your support makes the summer camp experience enriching, fun, and memorable for all our young people! 100% of monies raised will be used for direct program expenses to support Summer Camps.


Pre-race packet pickup will be from 2PM-7PM on Friday May 4th at:

Dime Community Bank – Williamsburg Branch
281 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Take the M to Marcy Avenue or the G to Broadway. Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited.

Race day packet pickup will be available in the festival near the starting line beginning at 8:30 AM.


Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered through 4/5. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you choose then. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.  The cost is $15.00. Any spectator bibs associated with your registration will also be shipped to you with your bib mailing selection. Note: Shirts will not be mailed. They will be available for pickup before or after the race.


See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you! Under 18? Save $20 on the run, until race day.



Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in each of 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. Our awards policies are available here.

Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page. These may not be published for several days.


Want to race this one for free? Volunteer at any of these upcoming events and earn $50 in NYCRUNS race credit that never expires! Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 to a cause partner of your choice. What's this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.


Take the L  to Bedford Avenue or the G to Nassau St. 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.

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