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2016 Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series

We’re looking forward to tonight! Bib pick-up begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Bluestone Cafe at Lakeside Center (near the skating rinks). You can register in person for $10.

We’re gearing up for another great summer of evening 5K races! You don’t have to be fast to enter, but these races will help you find out how fast you can be!

Individual races are $5 online until the night before. Day-of registration will be available during bib pickup for $10, cash only.

Races are on alternating Wednesday evenings at 7:10 p.m.* in Prospect Park. Click on an individual link to register:

Races will take place rain or shine. Any decision to cancel due to dangerous weather conditions will be made at start time.

Races will start and end at the Bluestone Cafe at Lakeside Center. There, we will offer:

  • Bib pickup starting at 6pm
  • Bag check
  • Lockers available for a fee
  • Bathrooms (real ones!)
  • Water after the race
  • Age group awards ceremony after the race
    • Age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Please see below for a map of the race course. For directions use this link.

Walkers are welcome, but due to liability reasons we cannot allow strollers or pets.

2016summer5kmap

For any additional questions such as large group registration, please contact summer5k@pptc.org.

*Call it tradition: in the olden days, cars could use West Drive until 7:00 p.m., and we would wait until all of the cars were out of the park to begin the race.