We’re gearing up for another great Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series, presented by JackRabbit!
These 5K races are every other Wednesday starting May 22 (June 5, 19; July 3, 17, 31; August 14, 28).
You don’t have to be fast, but these races will help you find out how fast you can be. You don’t have to run to have fun.
Registration starts at 6:30 pm at the Oriental Pavilion. (This is near where the ice-skating rink used to be.) Sign up closes at 7 pm and the race starts after the Parks Department closes the roadway to cars. We usually walk from the Oriental Pavilion to the Starting Line as a group. So the race might actually start closer to 7:15.
Entry fee is $5, cash only. PPTC members who are in Coach Tony’s speed training group race for free.
Advance Registration is available here for the entire race series for only $25. If you pay for the entire series you will receive a bib with a timing chip that will work all summer. (You can pay for them one at a time, but that is a hassle for everyone.) If you don’t bring your bib, you will just have to pay the regular $5 price for the race. Bibs are not transferable.
This event has been going on since before people had digital watches, but we have a big digital clock now. This year we will be using the MyLaps BibTag system. Timing mats will only be at the finish line, so don’t be late. We will give out awards following the each race at the Oriental Pavilion.
The B/Q and Franklin Ave Shuttle is really close. Get off at Prospect Park and walk into the Park at Lincoln Road. There is no parking anywhere near where you want to park.
We race rain or shine. Thunder and Lightning not so much. The decision to cancel will be made from the park at the start of the race. We don’t cancel the race because of a forecast.
We have a place to stash your bag.