Self-Transcendence Six and Ten Day Races

19-29 April, 2015
Flushing Meadows Corona Park New York

In this extreme race, an international field of runners come to test their endurance, skill with pacing, and ability to recover.

About the event

The Twentieth Annual Self-Transcendence Ten-Day Race starts on Sunday, April 19 at 12:00 noon, EDT and finishes at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. This race is held concurrently with the  Eighteenth Annual Self-Transcendence Six-Day Race which starts at 12:00 noon, EDT on Thursday, April 23. Both races end on April 29 at 12 noon, EDT.

These races feature an international field of runners who come to test their endurance, skill with pacing, and ability to recover from the stress of constantly moving. The competitors run with minimal sleep, all the while trying to accumulate as many miles as possible.

The course is a very flat, scenic, 1 mile loop (Certification Code NY11008JG) in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake. Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 52º and 71º with extremes at 33º and 90º. In other words, plan for any conceivable weather condition, including rain and windy conditions.

Important: Deadline for all entries is March 1, 2015!

Race videos

Watch our 6 and 10 day race slideshow, as well as participants describing their experiences

Events

10 Days

    • 12 Noon Apr 19

6 Days

    • 12 Noon Apr 23

Contact

Sahishnu Szczesiul
718-297-2556 (also fax)
Send Email

Certification

  • US Track and Field Certification Code NY11008JG

Directions, Security, Rules . . .

ROM LA GUARDIA AIRPORT:

Exit LaGuardia Airport following signs for the Grand Central Parkway (G.C.P) East. Take exit 9E Whitestone Expressway/Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Travel about 1/2 mile and take the Kennedy Airport Van Wyck Expressway South exit. Travel approx. 1 mile and get off at exit 11 Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Stay right and exit at Flushing Corona Park Meadow Lake. See directions to race site within Flushing Meadow Corona Park. (see map)

FROM KENNEDY AIRPORT:

Exit Kennedy Airport to Van Wyck Expressway North. Drive approx. 5 miles to exit 12A East L.I. Expressway. Immediately on the left you will see a brown road sign announcing Meadow Lake. Turn left about 100 meters past this sign. This is a U-turn under the expressway which places you on the access road for the Van Wyck Expressway going South. Stay to your right and take the first exit you come to marked Flushing Meadow Corona Park/ Meadow Lake. See directions to race site within Flushing Meadow Corona Park. (see map)

DIRECTIONS TO RACE SITE WITHIN FLUSHING MEADOW CORONA PARK:

After exiting the Van Wyck Expressway, make a right at the end of the exit. You are now in the Park and must obey the 5 mph speed limit. Continue approximately 1/2 mile keeping to the right. Cross over the small bridge (proceeding through a"Do Not Enter" sign) and stay left on the other side. Continue on the main road keeping Meadow Lake in sight. The race site is 400 meters from the bridge by the brick Park Comfort Station. You will see numerous large tents and the race setup area. (see map)

SECURITY AND PARK RULES:

Please remember at all times that we are being hosted by the NYC Park Department to whom we are very grateful. Their rules will be enforced.

  • There is absolutely no alcohol allowed in the park.
  • No parking or driving in restricted areas. Where driving is allowed, do not exceed 5 mph. Cars should be parked in designated lots. That being said, the Park Department kindly allows us to bring in race support vehicles to park near the race. This is an unofficial courtesy that the Park offers us. However, should an official direct you that you are not allowed to park or drive in a particular area, by all means, that instruction must be strictly honored.
  • No hanging of laundry in public to dry. During darkness, the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team will provide as many guards as possible to watch the course. However, all runners should be vigilant and anything suspicious should be immediately reported to the on-duty Race Director.

Shopping

Four blocks of shops with most everything one might need is located within 1 km. If walking, take the pedestrian walkway over the Grand Central Parkway west of the race course. On the other side, turn left and follow the service road three blocks to 63rd Ave. Make a right and go 2 blocks to 108th Street where there is all sorts of shopping.

Hotels most used by runners:

LaGuardia Airport Clarion Hotel, 400 Ditmar Ave East Elmhurst, NY 718-335-1200

Courtyard Marriot, 90-10 Grand Central East Elmhurst, NY 718-446-4800

Best Western Hotel, 11310 Horace Harding Expy Flushing, NY 718-699-4400

Points of Interest

These New York, NY Points of Interest include information on various attractions, churches, convention centers & airports, dining and nightlife, museums and art galleries, national and city parks, famous neighborhoods and districts, shopping and sightseeing, theaters, universities and colleges, venues and sports arenas.

  • Bipin Larkin: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Sahishnu Szczesiul:6 pm - 1 am
  • Sandhini Fitch: 6 pm - 1am
  • Rupantar LaRusso: 1 am - 8am

Services

Counting forms the heart of the race and accuracy is of utmost importance. With each lap, the runner should hear his name called and make visual contact with his assigned lap counter. Your race number must be worn and visible at all times.

  • There is a new counting shift approximately every 6 hours. At shift changes, your new counter should make his responsibility known to you.
  • Absolutely no pacing beyond 200 meters of the counting station by anyone.
  • Cutting course at any point will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Any anticipated time off the course, (medical, rest stop, food) which may last longer than 4 minutes should be reported to your counter, as these are recorded and must be part of the official record keeping.
  • Runners will be responsible for their own wakeup.
  • The score board is NOT official. Your lap counter maintains the official records. Any issues should be directed to the on-duty race director and not the lap counter for resolution.
  • There is a backup scoring system via video.

The staff members of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team hope to serve the runners as best they can. They are there for the general support of all of the runners, as well as for the administration of the race. As such, they can not serve as individual helpers to any runner. By all means, runners are encouraged to have dedicated helpers during the race, who can service their specific needs. Except in rare instances, a Race Director is always present on the race course. Should any special problems or needs arise, kindly contact the on- duty Race Director.

The official race telephone is for race administration business only. We are requesting all runners/helpers to provide their own cellular phone for their personal usage. Unfortunately, in the United States cellular charges accrue when making a phone call and receiving a phone call. Therefore, the race number not to be used for personal calls. In the extreme case, should the race telephone need to be used, by all means, it must not leave the counting station. It must not be taken on the course"for a lap." Again, should the race phone be required for personal usage, the runners must provide a phone card for all long distance and international calling. Phone cards will be available for sale at the counting trailer.

FOOD SERVICE AND KITCHENS:

There are two kitchens on the course: a dedicated Runners' only kitchen and a general Camp kitchen. The Runners' kitchen is for the exclusive use of the runners, and only the runners. Three healthy, tasty vegetarian meals are provided for runners on a daily basis. Meals are provided cafeteria style. Coffee, tea, sodas, water and mineral replacement drinks are also available. Snacks are available all day long. The Runners' kitchen is accessible for the runners around the clock. However, the morning, afternoon and evening meals will be served at approximately the following times:

Morning: 6:30 am; Afternoon: 12 noon; Evening: 7:00 pm.

Helpers may purchase food on a per day basis or per meal basis, should they wish. Purchased meals should be pre-arranged with the Race Director. Purchased helpers' meals will be served separately from the competitors' meals, in the Camp kitchen. As mentioned, the meals provided are vegetarian. Meat is certainly allowed on the course for our non- vegetarian guest runners, but must be self-provided and cooked in the Camp kitchen. Alcohol of any sort is expressly forbidden both by our race regulations and by those of the New York City Park Department. A second kitchen, the Camp kitchen, is for the convenience of handlers, race helpers (and the runners if they wish). Special foods brought to the race by participants may be stored here. Tables, a stove, toaster, microwave, blender and a hot water urn for preparation of foods are available. In addition, there are many snack foods available for all authorized helpers and race volunteers. As with the Runners' kitchen, if you use this facility, please be considerate of others by cleaning up after yourself. This includes washing anything you use...pans, blenders or whatever; wiping off tables; and removing any trash.

Community dorms are provided for men and women. Please note that dormitories are strictly segregated by gender. Because they are communal in nature, please be considerate to your dorm mates with regards to cleanliness of the area and clothing. As much as possible, try to honor one another's personal space, needs and resting habits.

The dugout is a long covered area with an open front adjacent to the race course. It is located directly across from the kitchens. The dugout area is provided to give runners quick and easy access to their gear. However, space is limited and we must adhere to the following guidelines.

  • Two runners per table.
  • No beds or reclining chairs are permitted in the dugout area.
  • One chair per runner. Handlers must use their runner's chair if they choose to sit there.
  • All food and gear which does not fit on your half of the table must be stored in your personal tent or dormitory space.

Medical

Medical Services

  • A medical tent is provided for massage and specific treatment of injury. Please be aware that medical is provided in large part by volunteers who may not be professionals but are very good at general massage and kindness. Therefore, it may not always be possible to receive immediate professional help for specific injury.
  • Medical support will be provided for as many hours a day as possible, including evenings and night if staff is available. However, because it is supported by volunteers, it may not be available 24 hours a day. Medical hours will be posted.
  • The medical tent is divided into 3 areas: men's; women's; and a mixed area for husbands and wives. The men's/women's area is exclusively for men/women respectively.
  • The medical area is dedicated to medical services and is not intended as a rest area. Please rest in your tent or dorm space. Generally no more than 15 minutes is allowed per runner per medical break, and no more than 2 medical breaks per runner per day is a good guideline.
  • Nutritional supplements may be provided to runners on a per need basis. These supplements must be administered by the medical staff only. Under no circumstances should "bottles" of any supplement or medication be taken from the medical area.
  • Ice packs are generally available.

Previous Results

  • 2014 Apr 23rd
    10 Day Final Results - 2014, Men

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      Runner Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
    1 Ashprihanal Aalto 109 194 278 344 415 500 575 657 737 833
      day total 109 85 84 66 71 85 75 82 80 96
    2 Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 74 140 211 281 351 422 491 549 622 708
      day total 74 66 71 70 70 71 69 58 73 86
    3 Nirbhasa Magee 83 153 220 291 357 432 509 576 644 702
      day total 83 70 67 71 66 75 77 67 68 58
    4 Wei Ming Lo 104 154 206 256 310 370 431 505 578 640
      day total 104 50 52 50 54 60 61 74 73 62
    5 Volodymyr Hlushchuk 104 166 228 284 346 411 473 532 586 635
      day total 104 62 62 56 62 65 62 59 54 49
    6 Andrey Khachaturov 75 122 180 245 311 375 435 503 567 625
      day total 75 47 58 65 66 64 60 68 64 58
    7 Andrey Andreev 73 134 190 252 303 359 412 478 531 605
      day total 73 61 56 62 51 56 53 66 53 74
    8 Ushika Muckenhumer 81 145 201 253 308 362 417 470 530 601
      day total 81 64 56 52 55 54 55 53 60 71
    9 Baladev Saraz 73 133 188 250 304 364 421 466 515 577
      day total 73 60 55 62 54 60 57 45 49 62
    10 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 70 131 194 255 305 348 400 460 515 568
      day total 70 61 63 61 50 43 52 60 55 53
    11 Upakaraka Tolstopyatenko 92 155 217 280 345 393 441 484 520 564
      day total 92 63 62 63 65 48 48 43 36 44
    12 Paramanyu Lebedyev 70 130 191 255 316 380 436 487 521 561
      day total 70 60 61 64 61 64 56 51 34 40
    13 Kumar Limbu 98 155 208 261 313 346 409 445 501 548
      day total 98 57 53 53 52 33 63 36 56 47
    14 Mikhail Vasilchenko 77 128 181 234 284 339 392 441 486 528
      day total 77 51 53 53 50 55 53 49 45 42
    15 Gino DiCarlo 81 140 189 230 286 345 404 452 481 526
      day total 81 59 49 41 56 59 59 48 29 45
    16 Michel Gouin 66 117 167 217 268 318 363 414 464 524
      day total 66 51 50 50 51 50 45 51 50 60
    17 Hubert Beck 85 154 205 262 315 358 391 424 465 523
      day total 85 69 51 57 53 43 33 33 41 58
    18 Sergei Komelkov 70 113 170 209 266 319 357 410 457 512
      day total 70 43 57 39 57 53 38 53 47 55
    19 Oleksandr Kharko 79 141 197 262 324 367 390 430 470 507
      day total 79 62 56 65 62 43 23 40 40 37
    20 Daulot Fountain 64 123 175 215 255 303 356 404 453 504
      day total 64 59 52 40 40 48 53 48 49 51
    21 Ales Pliva 76 127 170 211 252 292 342 394 448 501
      day total 76 51 43 41 41 40 50 52 54 53
    22 Rinat Khuzhin 65 115 162 206 251 302 345 395 443 483
      day total 65 50 47 44 45 51 43 50 48 40
    23 Adrian MacDermott 71 101 153 204 243 301 337 380 426 475
      day total 71 30 52 51 39 58 36 43 46 49
    24 Kalpa Lazarev 72 134 180 231 272 313 348 368 399 451
      day total 72 62 46 51 41 41 35 20 31 52
    25 Sergey Kuzmin 51 103 157 217 275 343 377 400 420 434
      day total 51 52 54 60 58 68 34 23 20 14
    26 Chakradhara Caslava 69 121 157 199 236 274 308 349 392 431
      day total 69 52 36 42 37 38 34 41 43 39
    27 Janos Derekas 71 118 144 178 213 260 297 338 386 430
      day total 71 47 26 34 35 47 37 41 48 44
    28 Andrei Somov 58 100 141 182 220 260 299 339 378 427
      day total 58 42 41 41 38 40 39 40 39 49
    29 Sandro Zincarini 53 99 139 180 222 260 298 337 371 426
      day total 53 46 40 41 42 38 38 39 34 55
    30 Padyatra Komak 57 106 147 185 222 262 300 340 377 424
      day total 57 49 41 38 37 40 38 40 37 47
    31 Patanga Cordeiro 61 99 137 177 212 249 291 334 366 413
      day total 61 38 38 40 35 37 42 43 32 47
    32 Sushloka Postler 66 104 136 173 204 245 274 303 335 370
      day total 66 38 32 37 31 41 29 29 32 35
    33 Marius Lacasse 67 115 150 184 215 240 266 293 323 347
      day total 67 48 35 34 31 25 26 27 30 24
    34 Frederick Davis III 62 114 127 127 127 127 127 127 127 127
      day total 62 52 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    35 Peter Hlac 50 100 116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116
      day total 50 50 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    36 Douglas Kewley 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76
      day total 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 2014 Apr 23rd
    10 Day Final Results - 2014, Women

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      Runner Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
    1 Kaneenika Janakova 87 162 233 302 372 443 513 580 650 727
      day total 87 75 71 69 70 71 70 67 70 77
    2 Ilvaka Nemcova 90 156 218 280 342 405 468 532 596 663
      day total 90 66 62 62 62 63 63 64 64 67
    3 Pati Ibinova 81 146 205 269 331 393 450 509 560 618
      day total 81 65 59 64 62 62 57 59 51 58
    4 Shamita Achenbach-Konig 84 142 208 275 340 396 449 502 525 587
      day total 84 58 66 67 65 56 53 53 23 62
    5 Gabriela Cotugno 93 156 213 277 333 389 431 478 520 562
      day total 93 63 57 64 56 56 42 47 42 42
    6 Vinati Docziova 60 113 169 223 275 327 379 440 493 559
      day total 60 53 56 54 52 52 52 61 53 66
    7 Elena Kareva 81 145 202 258 308 364 415 462 511 558
      day total 81 64 57 56 50 56 51 47 49 47
    8 Giribhu Muhs 72 124 172 223 276 330 381 435 488 543
      day total 72 52 48 51 53 54 51 54 53 55
    9 Tatjana Jauk 66 122 175 223 272 322 362 404 449 500
      day total 66 56 53 48 49 50 40 42 45 51
    10 Yashasvati Plyavinskaya 62 105 155 201 245 300 345 392 439 491
      day total 62 43 50 46 44 55 45 47 47 52
    11 Suparna Pustogowa 61 112 161 207 253 301 341 387 433 489
      day total 61 51 49 46 46 48 40 46 46 56
    12 Gudrun Freier 60 109 156 200 245 291 337 382 424 477
      day total 60 49 47 44 45 46 46 45 42 53
    13 Vismaya Fischer 60 105 154 195 243 286 324 366 412 463
      day total 60 45 49 41 48 43 38 42 46 51
    14 Karnayati Morison 64 111 156 201 245 287 332 373 411 458
      day total 64 47 45 45 44 42 45 41 38 47
    15 Niribili File 62 105 151 193 233 274 314 352 395 438
      day total 62 43 46 42 40 41 40 38 43 43
    16 Karin McMillan 69 118 151 186 217 257 300 331 364 404
      day total 69 49 33 35 31 40 43 31 33 40
    17 Subala Kamalan 56 98 138 164 200 230 260 291 323 351
      day total 56 42 40 26 36 30 30 31 32 28
  • 2014 Apr
    Course and Event Records - 6 & 10 Day Races

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    World Records
     
     
    10 day race Men Yiannis Kouros Australia 964 miles 1988 - split
      Women Sandy Barwick New Zealand 807 miles 1991 - split
               
    6 day race Men Yiannis Kouros Australia 639 miles 1988 - split  
      Women Dipali Cunningham Australia 513 miles 2009 - (road)
     
    Course Records
     
     
    10 day race Men Rimas Jakelaitis Lithuania 901 miles 2001
      Women Kaneenika Janakova Slovakia 724 miles 2010
               
    6 day race Men David Luljak United States 541 miles 1998
      Women Dipali Cunningham Australia 513 miles 2009 - (road)
               
  • 2013 Apr 27th
    Final Results, 10 Day - 2013, Men
      Runner Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
    1 Martin Fryer 106 190 261 329 399 462 526 591 660 720
      day total 106 84 71 68 70 63 64 65 69 60
    2 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 100 182 241 301 358 418 479 542 592 662
      day total 100 82 59 60 57 60 61 63 50 70
    3 Volodymyr Hlushchuk 87 151 217 276 323 386 446 500 559 628
      day total 87 64 66 59 47 63 60 54 59 69
    4 Nirbhasa Magee 65 125 185 240 295 348 402 464 531 622
      day total 65 60 60 55 55 53 54 62 67 91
    5 Andrey Khachaturov 67 128 184 245 305 361 413 470 536 605
      day total 67 61 56 61 60 56 52 57 66 69
    6 Teekshanam Dodonu 72 134 197 250 299 351 416 453 520 570
      day total 72 62 63 53 49 52 65 37 67 50
    7 Andrey Andreev 72 136 190 237 289 347 392 452 522 565
      day total 72 64 54 47 52 58 45 60 70 43
    8 Oleksandr Kharko 73 133 198 258 321 380 430 489 550 564
      day total 73 60 65 60 63 59 50 59 61 14
    9 Upakaraka Tolstopyatenko 75 135 193 250 307 360 411 461 511 558
      day total 75 60 58 57 57 53 51 50 50 47
    10 Michel Gouin 64 114 164 214 265 315 366 416 466 527
      day total 64 50 50 50 51 50 51 50 50 61
    11 Mark Dorion 81 127 172 212 258 298 342 394 448 517
      day total 81 46 45 40 46 40 44 52 54 69
    12 Sergey Kuzmin 64 128 179 231 287 340 382 422 462 510
      day total 64 64 51 52 56 53 42 40 40 48
    13 Usika Muckenhumer 72 130 161 204 240 288 338 386 446 503
      day total 72 58 31 43 36 48 50 48 60 57
    14 Ales Pliva 80 131 170 212 254 294 334 374 418 475
      day total 80 51 39 42 42 40 40 40 44 57
    15 Prabala Carvalho 80 117 170 227 272 324 372 408 451 472
      day total 80 37 53 57 45 52 48 36 43 21
    16 Andrei Somov 57 105 148 190 232 273 317 360 408 456
      day total 57 48 43 42 42 41 44 43 48 48
    17 Chakradhara Caslava 71 119 159 204 246 286 327 367 409 450
      day total 71 48 40 45 42 40 41 40 42 41
    18 Padyatra Komak 60 110 157 198 238 276 315 352 393 435
      day total 60 50 47 41 40 38 39 37 41 42
    19 Smarana Puntigam 80 130 181 211 246 276 328 360 393 415
      day total 80 50 51 30 35 30 52 32 33 22
    20 Sumahat Strohn 62 104 143 180 213 262 292 330 365 407
      day total 62 42 39 37 33 49 30 38 35 42
    21 Frederick Davis III 80 135 159 185 255 300 301 361 400 402
      day total 80 55 24 26 70 45 1 60 39 2
    22 Patanga Cordeiro 56 92 126 157 191 220 251 288 321 365
      day total 56 36 34 31 34 29 31 37 33 44

    Women's Results

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