Race Calendar

The Brooklyn Cyclones Take Your Base 5K and 1.5 Mile Walk

July 15, 2017

Start time: 9:00AM

MCU Park

Address: Coney Island Brooklyn, NY

**Online registration has now closed. In-Person Registration will be available both during packet pickup hours and race morning beginning at 7:30AM**


If you’re going to spend one day in Coney Island this summer, this should be it. We have more fun packed into this race entry than you will find anywhere else!

The home plate finish is just the beginning. Our post-race festivities include a party with BBQ and beer, a Brooklyn Cyclones game and a fun day on the Coney Island boardwalk. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome.

This 5K course is accurately measured and electronically-timed. There is also an untimed 1.5-Mile Walk.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the YMCA of Greater New York. When registering, members and friends of the Y should select their own “YMCA branch” to send support directly to children and families in their community.  Join us at the event and help raise funds via Crowdrise to support the YMCA. Go to Crowdrise  to sign up for fundraising, create a team when registering for the event or choose one of the existing teams. If you do not already have a Crowdrise account, one will be created for you automatically when you list a team.

Everything you give to the Annual Campaign of New York City’s YMCA gives children and families the chance to thrive. No one is ever turned away.


The race starts on Surf Avenue, continues onto the boardwalk and finishes at home plate in MCU Park. Registration, bag check, bathrooms, and the post-race party will take place on the main concourse of MCU Park.

5K Course Map


Bag check and toilets will be provided. Clif Bar products, BBQ, beer, fresh fruit, and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post-race spread. The giveaway for this race will be a raglan baseball style shirt. All participants receive one free Cyclones ticket for a game on Friday 7/14, Sunday 7/16, or Saturday 8/5. Additional tickets—up to 8 per game—can be purchased for $10 each. All tickets are general admission.


Pre-race packet pickup will be outside of MCU Park on Friday, July 14 from 5 to 7 pm. On race day, there will be packet pickup near the festival area, beginning at 7:30 am.


If registering on or before 6/23 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. Shirts will not be mailed; they will be available to pick up at the race. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.


See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Registration at packet pickup and at the race (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!

Through 5/7 $35 Early Registration Special!
Through 6/18 $40
Through 7/9 $45
Until online registration closes $50
Race day (if available) $60


Results will be emailed as they become available. There will be no printed results posted. The final results email sent a few days after the event will include instructions for claiming overall and age group awards.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall. Age group awards for the 5K (runners) will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers each of the following categories: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over.

Our award 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 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 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 the 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, so 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. 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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