Namaste! Thank you for registering for the 8th annual Good Karma 5K! We welcome our new runners and walkers and appreciate the past and continued support from our Good Karma loyalists. We know you have a few questions so we’ll answer them here.  

When do I run my virtual race?

You can run/walk your 5K (3.1 miles) any time between 12:01am EST on Saturday, June 18 until 11:59pm PST on Sunday June 26, 2022. You may run as many 5K distances as you wish but only one will be reported.

Do I have to run on a specific course?

No, you can run, jog, walk or hike any 5K route of your choice. You may choose to run on the road, trail, track, or treadmill on any date or time between June 18 and June 26.

What do I do once I complete my run?

Please report your time at: You may run as many times as you choose, but only one time will be reported. Our official 2022 results will be available by June 30, 2022 after 12pm on

What if I can't complete my 5K between June 18-26? What if I don’t report my time?

You will still receive your t-shirt but you won't be listed in the results.

When will I receive my race shirt?

Your shirt will be mailed either to you or your AIM for Seva chapter representative in early August. We will distribute the shirts after the virtual event is over.

Do I have to prove my time?

No, we are operating on an honor system; however it must be a run, walk, hike, or jog. 

Are you having awards?

Yes, we will have awards for the top three men and women. Your award will be mailed to you after the virtual event has been completed and all times have been reported. Results will be posted on

Can I share pictures or on social media?

We would love to see your pictures! You can upload them at the same time you input your time. We would also love to have you share your photos on and use #goodkarma5k and #goodkarmarun.

What charities are benefiting from the Good Karma Virtual 5K Run/Walk this year?

We are supporting AIM for Seva and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY.  100% of net proceeds are being donated to these 4-star Charity Navigator organizations. To learn more and make a donation, go to

How are you dispersing the funds collected?

All net proceeds are being donated. 70% will go towards AIM for Seva USA while 30% is going to the Regional Food Bank of NENY.   

What else do I need to do?

Nothing! Just have fun completing 5K and celebrate your personal accomplishment and the helping donate for a worthy cause.

If we missed anything or you have additional questions, please contact us at

We hope you enjoy the virtual race! Please invite your family and friends to participate. Registration is open until 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Thank you,
Anu Ayachit, Mona Kulkarni-Caron, Prashant Gawde, Gauri Mehta, Rajesh Ramamurthy, and Sekhar Swaminathan
Good Karma of the Capital Region/AIM for Seva, Albany Chapter, Albany, New York

We thank our race sponsors for their generous support!

Address and Directions

Crossings Park of Colonie

South Pavilion

580 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211

GPS Coordinates: (42.718,-73.792)

The Course Map can be obtained here


Our most important concern is your safety during the race. The race is entirely within the park, so please stay on the marked course for the race. Water will be available at the halfway mark and at the finish line.  Course marshals will be on the course and the first aid station will be at the South Pavilion.

Packet Pick-Up

We recommend everyone gets there early. Registrants can pick up their T-shirt and race bib between 8-9am at the South Pavilion towards the back of the park. The race number (bib) should be pinned to the front of your shirt or shorts. Race t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 people to register.

Before the Race

Please gather on the lawn at 9am for a yoga warm up courtesy of Yogiminds. The race begins at 9:30 am sharp in the parking lot by the pavilion.

Schedule of Events

8-9am – T-shirt and bib pick-up

9am – Kids’ 1/2M Fun Run (ages 11 & under)

9:15am – Yoga Warmup

9:25am – National Anthem and race announcements

9:30am – 5K Run/Walk

After the Race

Please stick around for the awards presentations to the top three male and female finishers. For a small donation, enjoy the Indian street food from Parivar and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Thank you to our event sponsors: GE, Business for Good, Bill & Naomi Hoffman, Rock Your Fitness, Awards By Walsh, and Adirondack Sports.

Thank you to our award sponsors: Fleet Feet Sports, Hannaford, Spice Malabar, and Karavalli.

Frequently asked questions

  1. What if it’s raining?
    • The race will go on rain or shine. Only very severe and dangerous weather (i.e., lightning) would cause us to delay it.
  2. What happens when I finish the race, do I need to give my bib to someone?
    • Your timing strip is contained within the bib that you will pin to the front of your shirt or shorts. All you need to do is cross the finish line mat.
  3. Will water be provided?
    • Yes. Water will be provided at one water stop on the course and at the finish.
  4. What if I am not able to make it to the race?
    • Thank you for understanding that this is a fundraising event.  There will be no refunds, but we can save your T-shirt for you. Please let us know and we can arrange for you to pick it up.

For additional queries, please call Mona Kulkarni Caron at 518-429-9068 or email:

We’ll see you on Saturday, June 18. Registration will be open till 9am on race day. So please also bring your friends and family along