As you are aware, there is mounting tension between police departments nationwide and the communities they serve.
In the spirit of unity, which can start with good sportsmanship, Crotona Park 5k is hosting the New York Unity Race, in an effort to establish a sense of cohesion between the NYPD and the community it serves. Members of the NYPD and the community will run a 5K race (approximately 3.1 miles) on a predefined and marked course located in Crotona Park. Additionally, Crotona Park 5K will distribute focus-group-tested literature, together with other giveaways to help to cultivate a healthy relationship between the NYPD and the community it serves.
Two events. A 5k run and a 5k walk. Runners will be assigned a bib and disposable chip for purposes of timing and awards. Run starts on Crotona Ave. and renters the park for a scenic run.
Disposable bib and chip timed race. Award categories for top three (3) overall male and female. Top male and female by age category from ages 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Top male and female Police Officer Category. The first 300 participants are guaranteed a race day tee shirt.
This event is not chip timed. The first 300 participants are guaranteed a race day tee shirt.