September 25, 2021
The event takes place in beautiful Prospect Park, located in Brooklyn, NY. It receives thousands of visitors each year from all over the world and is home to many New York City athletes including skaters. It is a 3.35 mile lap (5.4 KM) around the park.
You will be skating 1 lap to complete the 5K Challenge. The Start Line is also the Finish Line. Your timing chip will record you passing through the line.
The Prospect Park course is hilly but is not considered intimidating for an average skater.
Click HERE To Download the event course map for a visual, and print it to have with you for race day so you know where to go.
NYC SKATE 5K CHALLENGE
This event is open to all skaters. The distance to complete this race is 1 lap around the park which is 5K or 3.2 Miles.
Recreational skaters of all ages are welcome to register for this race. If you are an advanced skater, please register for any of the other divisions available.
GETTING THERE / PARKING
Click on the Event Course Map to see this on a map and print it to have with you for race day so you know where to go.
START/FINISH LINE: The address is 108 East Drive, Brooklyn, NY 11225. We are happy that NYC Parks Department has allowed us at our original location, where we have a lot of room to gather before and after the race, as well as have a safe Start/Finish line for all participants.
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ENTER THE PARK: Enter the park through Lincoln Road and walk toward East Drive until you see race tents.
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PARKING: You can park along Ocean Avenue if you can find a spot. However, you will find more space for parking along Flatbush Avenue, north of Lincoln Road.
– READ ALL POSTED SIGNS AND MAKE SURE YOU PARK LEGALLY. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TOWED VEHICLES THAT DO NOT PARK LEGALLY.
– PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY VALUABLES VISIBLE OR IN THE CAR AT ALL.
PACKET PICKUP AND REGISTRATION
Booth will open at 5:00 AM to pick up your packet. Same-day registration will also be available.
Registration closes at 6:45 AM and event start will go as planned at 7:00 AM sharp. Please arrive early and plan accordingly. We recommend arriving by 6:00 AM to give you time to park, pick up your bib or register, and lace up your skates.
Secure your race number which should be pinned to your right hip. The packet will also contain a timing chip which should be secured around your ankle. Please do not forget to attach the timing chip, as this is the only way for us to know your finish time and be able to place you among other race participants.
No changes to race category will be allowed on race day.
RACE COURSE SAFETY
Please obey all safety guidelines outlined below, as well as all park rules and regulations. Failure to comply will result in immediate race disqualification. No exceptions whatsoever. Course marshals will be monitoring the race course and ensuring everyone follows the rules.
- Helmets and wrist guards must be worn by all skaters at all times.
- Skate on the race course only. Refrain from entering the walkers/joggers lane at any time. We are fortunate to enjoy NYC Parks allowing us to use the park. DO NOT enter the joggers’ lane at any time so we can keep enjoying our privileges.
- Slower skaters and quad skaters, stay to the right of the course at all times to allow faster pace lines to pass on the left.
- No headphones allowed. Headphones prevent awareness and hearing safety calls.
- There is a 4-hour time limit to complete the race. This requirement is in order for the event to secure a permit with the parks department. Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A CLOSED COURSE. PLEASE BE AWARE AND MINDFUL OF ALL PARK GOERS*
RACE START TIME
The race will start at 7:00 AM sharp. Please arrive early and plan accordingly.
All skaters will gather at the Start Line at 7:00 AM. Please listen to the announcer for the call to start, the USA National Anthem, and any last minute updates. We will line up as follows, beginning in the front of the start with the New York 100K Pro skaters:
– New York 100K
– NYC Skate Marathon Open
– NYC Skate 4 Hour Challenge
– NYC Skate Half Marathon
– NYC Skate Marathon Recreational
– NYC Skate Quad Marathon
– NYC Derby Challenge
– NYC Skate Quad Half Marathon
– NYC Skate 5K Challenge
SCORING AND AWARDS
When you pass the Start/Finish Line, the transponder will record your lap time. Please make sure your timing chip is attached securely around your ankle. The timing chip will determine your placement against all other skaters. This is a great new feature to ensure timing accuracy, speed up the awards ceremony, and you will be able to see your results online shortly after the event. PLEASE RETURN THE TIMING CHIPS to the race organizers after you have completed your race.
Celebrate your Finish! Stay with us after the race for the awards ceremony to see yourself or your friends and fellow skaters on the podium.
The top 3 placements will be determined for each race.
Results will be posted online shortly after the race. Because we are using timing chips this year, results will be more accurate and will appear online very soon. Please also visit our Facebook page for post-race results, photos, etc.
EVENT HASHTAG AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Share the fun with us by using #NYCSkateMarathon #GoSkate & #SkateLife hashtags in all your social media posts.
Instagram: Find us at @nycskate
Facebook: Find us at @inlinemarathon
Twitter: Find us at @skatemarathon
Tell us your story! What or who is motivating you to skate in this event? Why is it special to you? Share your unique story with us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured in our future media or with our sponsors.
Any questions about the race? Please do not hesitate to reach the race organizer, Francisco Ramirez at email@example.com or at 201-970-8321.