The Red Hook Criterium in Brooklyn started as an unsanctioned fixed-gear underground bike race in 2007. It was an immediate success, and a few years later race organizers started a 5K with similar charm.
The Red Hook Crit 5K took place over the weekend in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. It’s a small Saturday evening race serving as the undercard to the bike race, with runners doing a “crit-styled” 1K loop five times. The winners were Sihine Mekuria Abebe in the men’s race (14:45) and Hasso Hayato Zeineba in the women’s race (17:37).
Here are photos of the race, taken by Pete Thompson: