Online Runner and Walker Registration has closed

You can still register in person on Saturday, May 5th from 8:30am – 10am at Ericsson Playground within McCarren Park.

Dime McCarren 5K

Run/Walk for Youth & Health and Wellness Fair

Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. at the Ericsson Playground, on Leonard St. by Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn NY

PRE-Race Packet Pick up:
FRIDAY, MAY 4, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dime Community Bank – Williamsburg Branch

281 Broadway, Brooklyn NY 11211

The Dime McCarren 5K or M5K: Run/Walk for Youth was launched in 2012. It swiftly captured the hearts and feet of local runners and walkers with its rockin' route that goes to the water's edge and through new and old neighborhood charms. The heart part is this run/walk also supports a great local cause: supplemental youth educational services! Dime Community Bank was welcomed as a naming sponsor in 2016.

2018's event is hoping to reach 1,000 local runners and will add a Health and Wellness Fair as an enticement for the health conscious who will and won't be running.

Your participation enables learning services for our local youth!

books, art supplies, trips to museums, sports supplies, cooking classes, gas in the tank of the BK Story Voyager, and so much more!


Brooklyn’s Most Neighborly 5K

The one-loop, 3.1 miles, electronically timed, diverse course takes you on a tour of North Brooklyn’s hippest and old school streets before returning to the finish for a post-race refuel and awards. Scroll below to view race details.

A race for everyone

Participating runners' skill levels range from professional athlete to the fair weather and capricious exercisers. So you can run to beat the clock or slow stride it to the finish line. The Dime McCarren 5K has a speed for all abilities. It's a family fun run, and many families run in their own pack. And because the proceeds go to fund local education services, it's a win-win for everyone! 


Health and Wellness Fair 



Join us for:

Sociaze • Healthy Smoothie Stand • Healthy Snack Demos • Olympic Zumba • Bowling for Health • Relay Races Cardio Workout • Aerobics Interview Like a Gold Medalist • Workplace Wellness • AND MORE! 


All activities planned and led by St. Nicks Alliance/School Settlement Association youth

Register for the Health and Wellness Fair

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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 4, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m
Dime Community Bank – Williamsburg Branch
281 Broadway, Brooklyn NY 11211


A great Tech t-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.



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 March 8: $35
  • Through April 23: $40
  • Until online registration closes: $45
  • Race day (if available): $50

Contact us

Call 718-388-5454 ext 157 or 167 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.