Sri Chinmoy Ten and Six Day Races

19-29 April
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 Twenty-First Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race starts on Tuesday, April 19 at 12:00 noon, EDT. This race is held concurrently with the Nineteenth Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race which starts on Saturday, April 23 at 12:00 noon, EDT. Both races end on Friday, April 29 at 12 noon, EDT. The races were previously called The Self-Transcendence Six and Ten-Day Races.

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.

Race videos

Local station NY! takes a look at the race.

Events

10 Days

6 Days

    • 12 Noon Apr 23

Contact

Sahishnu Szczesiul
718-297-2556 (also fax)
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Award categories

  • Trophies: under 50 first 7 male and female.
  • 50-59 first 3 male and female.
  • 60-69 first 2 male and female.
  • Over 70, first male and female.
  • Medals to all finishers.

Certification

  • US Track and Field Certification Code NY11008JG

6 and 10 day race 2016

The 21st edition of our 10 day race starts on April 19, and the 6 day race starts on April 23. Go to event page »

Daily race scoreboard (Scroll down to view all results)

For more frequent updates and runners' lap times, see our stats page »

The final race standings are here.

Our stats page has more in-depth results

Thanks for your interest!

Photos from Prabhakar

2016 Ten Day Race: Final - Men

Men
    Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
1 Kobi Oren 112 200 273 352 427 495 566 631 690 755
  day total 112 88 73 79 75 68 71 65 59 65
2 Ed Ettinghausen 110 181 255 312 386 463 532 590 660 717
  day total 110 71 74 57 74 77 69 58 70 57
3 Soren Raarup 85 135 201 257 345 426 488 553 624 693
  day total 85 50 66 56 88 81 62 65 71 69
4 Volodymyr Hlushchuk 77 147 212 263 319 384 444 509 577 643
  day total 77 70 65 51 56 65 60 65 68 66
5 Andrey Andreev 72 133 196 258 310 373 426 489 553 628
  day total 72 61 63 62 52 63 53 63 64 75
6 Sergey Kuzmin 70 132 190 256 320 381 432 483 553 627
  day total 70 62 58 66 64 61 51 51 70 74
7 Achim Heukemes 101 170 233 300 364 413 452 500 553 613
  day total 101 69 63 67 64 49 39 48 53 60
8 Oleksandr Kharko 72 136 196 255 315 372 431 485 545 612
  day total 72 64 60 59 60 57 59 54 60 67
9 Budjargal Byambaa 90 147 205 263 305 360 411 483 526 601
  day total 90 57 58 58 42 55 51 72 43 75
10 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 82 157 204 277 350 394 438 482 533 585
  day total 82 75 47 73 73 44 44 44 51 52
11 Mahasatya Janczak 71 131 182 235 287 347 403 458 510 574
  day total 71 60 51 53 52 60 56 55 52 64
12 Sergei Komelkov 72 127 176 227 280 335 386 447 502 565
  day total 72 55 49 51 53 55 51 61 55 63
13 Sergey Leshchenko 80 140 200 241 300 360 394 447 500 555
  day total 80 60 60 41 59 60 34 53 53 55
14 Ushika Muckenhumer 70 125 176 228 286 340 393 450 504 552
  day total 70 55 51 52 58 54 53 57 54 48
15 Ales Pliva 75 137 189 240 289 330 368 418 470 534
  day total 75 62 52 51 49 41 38 50 52 64
16 Mikhail Vasilchenko 66 117 168 220 269 317 364 416 462 532
  day total 66 51 51 52 49 48 47 52 46 70
17 Michel Gouin 62 114 164 213 262 311 360 404 454 509
  day total 62 52 50 49 49 49 49 44 50 55
18 Kalpa Lazarev 71 122 177 220 261 302 341 387 426 468
  day total 71 51 55 43 41 41 39 46 39 42
19 Predrag Knezevic 66 117 167 214 264 312 356 391 425 457
  day total 66 51 50 47 50 48 44 35 34 32
20 Karteek Clarke 60 106 151 193 236 278 320 363 403 453
  day total 60 46 45 42 43 42 42 43 40 50
21 Andrei Somov 61 107 148 189 230 271 312 352 393 437
  day total 61 46 41 41 41 41 41 40 41 44
22 Janos Derekas 70 120 160 200 241 279 321 361 397 435
  day total 70 50 40 40 41 38 42 40 36 38
23 Deveshu Zuderell 64 107 148 192 233 272 305 347 387 429
  day total 64 43 41 44 41 39 33 42 40 42
24 Michael Korol 81 132 184 229 273 307 320 362 414 424
  day total 81 51 52 45 44 34 13 42 52 10
25 Sandro Zincarini 63 108 145 177 218 253 289 331 373 409
  day total 63 45 37 32 41 35 36 42 42 36
26 Kumar Limbu 76 111 135 160 200 222 246 317 353 404
  day total 76 35 24 25 40 22 24 71 36 51
27 Georgs Jermolajevs 77 125 164 186 233 272 296 331 355 400
  day total 77 48 39 22 47 39 24 35 24 45
28 Patanga Cordeiro 65 112 155 184 224 260 295 322 359 395
  day total 65 47 43 29 40 36 35 27 37 36
29 Richard Takata 63 115 168 204 235 261 288 311 343 393
  day total 63 52 53 36 31 26 27 23 32 50
30 Viktor Dodunov 57 93 142 153 193 236 261 307 340 370
  day total 57 36 49 11 40 43 25 46 33 30
31 Frederick Davis III 72 122 142 142 142 142 142 142 142 142
  day total 72 50 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

2016 Ten Day Race: Final - Women

 

Women
    Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
1 Sarah Barnett 90 151 213 278 347 409 487 550 607 672
  day total 90 61 62 65 69 62 78 63 57 65
2 Yolanda Holder 77 142 205 262 319 379 440 501 560 622
  day total 77 65 63 57 57 60 61 61 59 62
3 Manoshri Sykorova 84 150 215 274 339 404 442 494 552 609
  day total 84 66 65 59 65 65 38 52 58 57
4 Nataliya Hlushchuk 80 141 201 258 319 378 435 490 541 596
  day total 80 61 60 57 61 59 57 55 51 55
5 Gautami Sykorova 76 141 206 261 327 387 418 461 518 583
  day total 76 65 65 55 66 60 31 43 57 65
6 Vinati Docziova 61 124 178 232 286 341 393 446 502 568
  day total 61 63 54 54 54 55 52 53 56 66
7 Oyungerel Seded 74 131 183 226 279 330 379 433 482 524
  day total 74 57 52 43 53 51 49 54 49 42
8 Elena Kareva 72 129 181 231 280 329 381 432 477 522
  day total 72 57 52 50 49 49 52 51 45 45
9 Gudrun Freier 65 117 167 215 262 311 361 409 457 507
  day total 65 52 50 48 47 49 50 48 48 50
10 Kimberley Van Delst 81 141 191 232 272 311 356 398 442 501
  day total 81 60 50 41 40 39 45 42 44 59
11 Karnayati Morison 62 110 157 206 251 295 338 375 420 469
  day total 62 48 47 49 45 44 43 37 45 49
12 Ratuja Zub 60 115 165 215 257 298 350 395 425 467
  day total 60 55 50 50 42 41 52 45 30 42
13 Suparna Pustogowa 62 111 159 203 248 287 330 367 410 456
  day total 62 49 48 44 45 39 43 37 43 46
14 Giribhu Muhs 72 120 153 196 242 274 321 361 403 448
  day total 72 48 33 43 46 32 47 40 42 45
15 Yashasvati Plyavinskaya 55 105 150 193 245 286 322 366 402 447
  day total 55 50 45 43 52 41 36 44 36 45
16 Vasuprada Funk 63 111 132 150 169 185 201 219 233 258
  day total 63 48 21 18 19 16 16 18 14 25

 

2016 Six Day Race: Final - Men

 

  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
1 Aidas Ardzijauskas 105 186 265 350 439 517
  day total 105 81 79 85 89 78
2 Johnny Hallneby 87 174 261 348 415 490
  day total 87 87 87 87 67 75
3 John Geesler 96 167 234 294 363 426
  day total 96 71 67 60 69 63
4 Milan Javornicky 78 139 196 247 308 378
  day total 78 61 57 51 61 70
5 Priyavadin Reisecker 70 132 192 252 312 373
  day total 70 62 60 60 60 61
6 Wai Law 88 149 204 259 315 373
  day total 88 61 55 55 56 58
7 David Luljack 76 141 202 259 322 360
  day total 76 65 61 57 63 38
8 Arun Bhardwaj 81 147 191 234 276 340
  day total 81 66 44 43 42 64
9 Mark Dorion 79 131 186 220 273 331
  day total 79 52 55 34 53 58
10 Rimas Jakelaitis 75 110 185 211 257 320
  day total 75 35 75 26 46 63
11 Hoskuldur Kristvinsson 82 137 177 215 257 314
  day total 82 55 40 38 42 57
12 Roger Martel 68 116 169 201 242 278
  day total 68 48 53 32 41 36
13 Odgiiv Jadambaa 50 100 150 178 221 266
  day total 50 50 50 28 43 45
14 Marius Lacasse 48 84 115 147 177 206
  day total 48 36 31 32 30 29
15 Joe Cleary 62 111 151 151 151 151
  day total 62 49 40 0 0 0

 

2016 Six Day Race: Final - Women

 

Women
  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
1 Vikena Yutz 85 143 200 253 313 375
  day total 85 58 57 53 60 62
2 Susan Marshall 63 114 163 214 266 323
  day total 63 51 49 51 52 57
3 Gundega Gaile 66 117 165 214 263 315
  day total 66 51 48 49 49 52
4 Anna Eliseeva 61 115 159 206 244 292
  day total 61 54 44 47 38 48
5 Mattali Stebneva 55 101 149 192 240 285
  day total 55 46 48 43 48 45
6 Pushparani Piner 66 113 155 198 234 275
  day total 66 47 42 43 36 41
7 Tatiana Arnst 59 95 135 175 215 268
  day total 59 36 40 40 40 53
8 Erlinda Biondic 52 95 138 179 220 266
  day total 52 43 43 41 41 46
9 Anna Khimchinskaia 57 101 142 182 216 266
  day total 57 44 41 40 34 50
10 Lyalya Faerman 57 102 146 190 221 265
  day total 57 45 44 44 31 44
11 Albena Margaritova 50 84 117 156 193 228
  day total 50 34 33 39 37 35
12 Pratishruti Khisamutdinova 54 90 133 177 218 224
  day total 54 36 43 44 41 6
13 Avanayaha Tsendee 45 81 113 145 175 210
  day total 45 36 32 32 30 35
14 Sumiya Lundeg 5 5 5 5 5 5
  day total 5 0 0 0 0 0

Perfection Journey

Updates from Utpal Marshall's daily blog.

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Race Webcam

Live updates from the scoring station

Video blog

Race director Rupantar LaRusso and videographer Utpal Marshall capture some of the sights and sounds of this unique race.

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Services

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.

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 the 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 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 should 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.

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.

Camp setup included

         2 counter vehicles.

         4 20x40 dormitory tents.

         1 20x40 medical tent.

         1 20x20 camp kitchen tent.

         1 20x40 main kitchen tent.

         3 dough out structures.

         10 portable toilets.

         1 generator for power.

         Water is supplied by nearby hydrant.

         Approximately 500’ of Park fencing setup around camp perimeter.

 

Directions, Security, Rules . . .

FROM 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 Course 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 Course 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 Course Map)

SECURITY AND PARK RULES:

Please remember at all times that we are being hosted by the NYC Parks 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
  • Sandhani Fitch: 6 pm - 1am
  • Rupantar LaRusso: 1 am - 8am

Sleeping arrangements

Sleeping quarters will be provided, where you can rest and store your gear. We do encourage the use of tents, however, since quite often runners take breaks for rest at different times and would be better served by having their own private tent. Please respect men’s and women’s privacy in the separate dormitories. Sleeping cots and blankets will be available. If you bring your own tent, please read our 'Individual Tent Guidelines' for setting up your tent securely. You don’t want your tent to blow away or flood during your stay in Flushing Meadows Park! Camper vehicles and RV 's are not allowed in the park.

While the race organizers would love to provide tents, tent flies and ground cloths for everyone it is just not possible to do. Year by year race volunteers have increasingly been called on to shore up, repair and even rebuild participant's personal accommodations. The exra time required to do those fixes is stressful and very time consuming. For that reason we ask all runners and helpers who are not staying in the dormitories but who are bringing tents either for storage or accommodation, to be so kind as to adhere to the following guidelines regarding their race preparations.

1. For a tent to remain dry during the seemingly inevitable rain storms it must have a waterproof fly.

2. Flys must go all the way to the ground plus completely around the parameter of the tent for the fly to work properly and prevent rain or wind from entering. A fly that does not cover all the way to the ground undoubtedly will leak water or flood the tent floor.

3. Tent height not to exceed 1.5 meters (or 4 feet).

4. Each tent requires a plastic ground cloth under it. This is a simple prevention for flooding. Be careful not to set your tent up in a low lying area. It will flood in heavy downpours. The plastic cloth must remain completly out of sight under the tent floor. In other words you should not see the plastic even in the slighest. Often people extend ground cloths well beyond the tent footprint assuming the fly wil prevent water from collecting. Inevitably water collects on this and travels under the tent and floods the tent floor inside.

5. Blankets. There is a good possibilty that this year we will not have enough blankets for everyone. The Race has a limited blanket supply available for runner use. Please bring your own sleeping pads, extra blankets or sleeping bag suitable for temperatures as cold as 32F/1C. Race blankets should not be used as chair cushions or foot rests. We do not have enough.

6. Tents best suited to the various wind and rain weather combinations in New York's early spring conditions should lean toward the small one or two person size.The popular family size 6-8 person, stand up tents often brought to the race are not at all suited for the extreme wet and strong winds typically found in Flushing Meadows Park during April. They sway in the wind, loosening pegs and covers. Please avoid bringing these monsters to the race. Inevitably, a handful are flattened, torn and in a couple of instances, even blown into the nearby lake.

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.

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