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Dime McCarren 5K – Run/Walk for Youth

Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. at the Greenpoint Beacon Center, 424 Leonard St. Brooklyn NY

PRE-Race Packet Pick up:
Friday, May 5, 4pm-8pm
Dime Community Bank
209 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The Dime McCarren 5 K will be running rain or shine and now without the L train.

Subway riders should take the G train to Nassau Avenue and walk east on Manhattan Avenue (from Nassau Ave/Manhattan Avenue) to Manhattan Ave/Leonard Street. Bus riders can connect to or take the B62, B43, or B48

We deeply appreciate your participation in this run that supports youth education, and apologize for this inconvenience.


The Dime McCarren 5K or M5K – Run/Walk for Youth was launched in 2012 to rave reviews, capturing the hearts and minds of local runners and walkers looking for something unique and fast-paced that also supports a great local cause – in our case, local summer camp and after-school services! Five years later, the Dime McCarren 5K is reaching an estimated 1,000 unique local runners one way or another!

Your participation brings vital services to North Brooklyn's youth!


Brooklyn’s hottest 5K

The one-loop, 3.1 miles, electronically timed, fast-paced course takes you on a tour of North Brooklyn’s hippest streets before returning to the finish for post-race vittles and awards. Produced by NYCRUNS since inception in 2012, the Dime McCarren 5K has grown into one of the most popular road races in Brooklyn, attracting over 700 participants last year!

A race for everyone

Participating runners' skill levels range from professional athlete to ephemeral amateur – in addition, we have teams of walkers, so the Dime McCarren 5K goes at speeds for all abilities and ages. It's a family fun race, and many families participate together. And because the proceeds go to fund local summer camp, it's a win-win for everyone! 


Race details



The one loop 3.1 course will take you on a tour of North Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhoods before returning you to the finish for post-race vittles and awards. See course map to the right.

Time Limit

The official time limit for runners is 1 hour. Walkers will not be timed.

5K Awards

Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall and the top three finishers in each ten-year age group. The awards ceremony will begin no later than 10:30 a.m.

Packet Pickup

Walker and Runner Packet Pick Up is available on the day of the event at the Race Packet Pick up Station beginning at 8:30am and ends at 10am. Pre-race packet pickup will take place at Dime Community Bank in Williamsburg the day before the race:

Friday, May 5, 4pm-8pm
Dime Community Bank
209 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211


A great techie shirt will be the giveaway for this race, along with Clif Bar products. Plus, the usual great NYCRUNS post-race spread will greet you at the finish line. Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water will be available on the course.


Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered by April 14. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you choose then. Shipping to domestic US addresses only. The cost is $15.00. Note: Shirts will not be mailed. They will be available for pickup before or after the race.


Take the L to Bedford Av or the G to Nassau Av. Please check MTA Trip Planner for up-to-date and detailed mass transit directions, and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited; we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.


Your support makes the summer camp experience enriching, fun, and memorable for all our young people! 100% of monies raised will be used for direct program expenses to support summer camps. Thank you!


The cost of this race will be $25 for individual Adult/Youth Walkers, $45 for Family/Group (2 to 4 Walkers).


Race day registration (if available) will be near the start/finish area and is cash or credit, no checks please. Under 18? Save $20 on registration until race day. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you! 

  • Through April 9: $35
  • Until online registration closes: $40
  • Race day (if available): $50

Contact us

Call 347-689-1292 for assistance or find more information on the NYCRUNS website.

The M5K team

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St. Nicks Alliance and school settlement association

We serve 3,000 children, youth, and family members annually. We partner with local public schools to provide after-school, summer camp, and weekend youth recreational activities.


Dime Community Bank

This marks the second year of Dime’s multiyear commitment to serve as the Title Sponsor of the Dime McCarren 5K Run/Walk for Youth, which benefits local children in North Brooklyn through St. Nicks Alliance.


NYCRUNS has produced the Dime McCarren 5K since its inception. Thanks to their organizational savvy, the race quickly becoming one of the most popular road races in Brooklyn. NYCRUNS partners with nonprofits to increase their impact.