Race Calendar

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness 5K

May 07, 2017

Start time: 9:00 AM

Prospect Park

Address: The Nethermead, Brooklyn, NY

**Online Registration has now closed. Raceday registration will be available beginning at 8:00AM at the festival area**


Join NYCRUNS for the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness 5K.  Not only will you will be testing your endurance on the hills of Prospect Park, re-fueling after the race with bagels, fresh fruit and spreads, and taking home a great t-shirt, but you will help 5 of the city’s leading spinal cord injury organizations to maximize independence and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and their families. 

This is a great cause! Please consider creating a team and fundraising via the race’s CrowdRise Page


The 5K course is a beautiful run over the rolling hills of Prospect Park, Brooklyn. There will be mile markers and one water station along the course. Race HQ will be at the Nethermead near the middle of Center Drive.

5K Course Map


Clif Bar products, bag check, toilets, food, and refreshments will all be waiting for you at the festival area at the Nethermead. The giveaway for this race will be a t-shirt.


Runners will be able to pick up race packets on race day from 8:00-8:45 AM inside the park at the festival area.


If registering on or before 4/14 you can choose to have your bib mailed to you for an additional fee of $15.  You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you enter at that time. Please note that shirts will not be mailed, they will be available for pickup at the race. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.


See chart below. Race day registration (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!

Through 4/8 $25
Until online registration closes $30
Race Day (if available) $40


The top three finishers of each gender overall as well as in the following age groups will receive an award: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Also, the top three finishers of each gender in the Handcycle & Pushrim Wheelchair divisions will receive an award. Our general awards policies are available here.


Want to race this one for free?  Volunteer at any of these upcoming events and rack up as much credit as you can.  Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 per shift to a cause partner of your choice.  What’s this all about, anyway?  Learn more about the volunteer program here.


Take the F/G to 15th St Prospect Park or the Q to Prospect Park. Race HQ will be at the Nethermead near the middle of Center Drive.

Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions.


The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies. 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 here.

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