Run for CHIPS 5K Run & Walk
November 04, 2017Start time: 10:00AM
Prospect Park Bandshell
Come join us in Prospect Park for a 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness and support for CHIPS. This year, the race theme is “SUPERHEROS” – run in your best superhero costume and compete for the best costume award!
Since 1971, CHIPS has been a community of Brooklyn neighbors, volunteers, and friends who help those who are less fortunate. We prepare over 100,000 nutritious meals per year and serve them to the needy in a caring and respectful environment. In addition to meals, we offer seasonal clothing and distribute pantry bags each Friday, to those in need.
Course: The race course will begin on the west drive of the park at 14th Street, (Prospect Park West) and loop around until the finish line at 11th Street (Prospect Park West). One water station will be positioned on the course and light refreshments will be available at the staging area. A course map can be found here
Amenities: Participants will receive a souvenir shirt and an awards will go to the top male and female runners as well as the male and female with the best superhero costume.
Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will take place on raceday at the PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL (enter at 9th Street or 11th Street) beginning at 8:30 am, as well as on Friday, November 3rd from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at CHIPS headquarters, located at 200 4th Avenue (corner of Sackett Street). Pre-race packet pick up is strongly encouraged to avoid lines on race day.
Directions by Subway: Take the F train to the 15th Street to PROSPECT PARK stop and walk NORTH to the start or, take F train to 7th AVENUE stop and walk EAST one block to PROSPECT PARK WEST. Please check the MTA website for details at mta.info.
Cost: The registration fee for both Runners and Walkers will be $35 until online registration closes. Children 12 & Under may register for $25. Registration will be available in-person on race-day for $40 (Cash only). Those wishing to register a group of 10 or more may be eligible for a 10% discount – email for more information. Please note that those selecting ‘walk’ will NOT be timed)