Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series

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  • Individual races are $7.50 online until the night before (links below).
  • If bibs are still available, race-day registration will be $15 (cash only please).
  • Register here for the whole series for $35 (sorry, this offer is no longer available). That’s only $5 per race! You won’t find a better deal anywhere else. You will have to reuse the same bib for all 7 races, so hang onto it. Whole-series registration is now closed, but you can still sign up for individual races!


Group Registration: Want to register a group of 10+? Contact the NYCRUNS team at for more information.

Race Dates

Races are on alternating Wednesday evenings at 7:10PM* in Prospect Park. The links below will take you the registration pages for individual races. If you want register for the whole series, see above.

  • May 23
  • June 6
  • June 20
  • July 11
  • July 25
  • August 8
  • August 22

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

Race Day Logistics

Photo credit: Larry Sillen

Photo credit: Larry Sillen

Races will start and end at the Bluestone Cafe at Lakeside Center where you can find the following.

  • 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: 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+

Water stations along the course and a world-class post-race spread of food will be provided by NYCRUNS.

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

For any additional questions, please contact or follow us on twitter at @prospectparktc, where you can follow us for all kinds of great running-related content!

*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.