Come join us for the annual 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness and support for CHIPS. Come show your team spirit by wearing your favorite team Jersey and represent as you run/walk around beautiful PROSPECT PARK!
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.
In addition, the Frances Residency Program provides transitional homes for nine prenatal and postpartum homeless women and their infants. The women can stay up to eighteen months while they are working toward self-reliance and the acquisition of permanent housing.
Thank you so much for your interest in running and/or walking in CHiPS 5K! Whether you are new to the CHiPS 5K or have been walking/running for years, we know that you are interested in helping us further our mission of feeding the hungry in our soup kitchen and housing young mothers and their infants. We are hoping that this year you will help CHiPS out by going a step further. Fundraising is an integral part of CHiPS survivability. The majority of our budget comes from small contributions from individuals in our local community. Please help us out by fundraising for CHiPS through this link: https://give.chipsonline.org/5Kfundraising. Thank you! We appreciate your support!
Please visit www.chipsonline.org for more information.
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.
Participants will receive a CHIPS souvenir and awards will go to the top male and female runners and top male and female runners in the under 12 years of age category.
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 2nd 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.
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.
The registration fee for both Runners and Walkers will be $35 BEFORE October 16th and $40 until online registration closes. Children 12 & Under may register for $25. Registration will be available in-person on race-day for $45 for Adults and $30 for children 12 & Under (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).