NYCRUNS Running Festival of Lights

Half Marathon, 5K

Event Date

Sun, Dec 6, 2015


New York, NY


Activity Today Later

Half marathon - Individual Age group/open

$40 $40 Closed

5K - Individual Age group/open

$40 $50 Closed

About This Activity

Event details and schedule

December 06, 2015

Start time: 5K - 8:00AM; Half - 9:00AM. Bib Pickup Starts at 7:00 AM.

Shore Road Park Pier

Address: Shore Road and 69th St. Brooklyn, NY

Everyone’s favorite Chanukkah-themed race is back!  Please join NYCRUNS for the Running Festival of Lights in Shore Road Park!  In the brilliant words of Adam Sandler, it’s “so much funnukah to celebrate Chanukkah!”  We couldn’t agree more.  What better way to celebrate than by running the Chanukkah Gelt 5K, the Oy Vey 10K or the Chanukkah Chalf?

Courses: You can choose the 5K, 10K or Half-Marathon — all on the super-flat, scenic bike path that hugs the southern edge of Brooklyn. You’ll run under the Verrazano Bridge and see the Manhattan skyline from a dozen miles away. It’s New York running from a whole new perspective — believe it.

5K course map here

Half Marathon course map here

Time Limit: The official time limit is 60 minutes for the 5K and 3 hours for the half marathon.  As a rule of thumb the last thing we unplug is the finish line mat – take your chances over 3 hours.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in each race and the top three finishers in each ten year age group.

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will take place as follows:

  • Thursday, December 3rd, from 4-8 PM at  JackRabbit Sports – Park Slope (151 7th Avenue between Carroll St. and Garfield Pl.)
  • On race day (Sunday, December 6th) at the start line beginning at 7:00 AM

Amenities: A great long-sleeve tech shirt (with the race names on the shirt), Channukah gelt and an amazing Chanukkah-themed medal will be included in your registration. Bag check and toilets will be provided. Hot chocolate, bagels, spreads, and fresh fruit (the typical nosh!) will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post-race spread.

Directions: Take the R train to Bay Ridge Avenue and walk downhill to Shore Road Park.  Please check 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, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.

Cost: $40 through 11/1 and $50 while online registration is still available thereafter.  In-person registration (if available) will be $60 (cash and credit card accepted).  NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks.

The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS membership program.


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