New York Self-Transcendence Swim/Run

7 September, 2014
Lake Welch Beach, Harriman State Park, Pomona New York

Join us at Lake Welch Beach for a short and friendly race you will absolutely love.

Free race t-shirts for participants with prepaid entries.
Relay option available (try www.myrelays.com to find a relay partner)
Aid Stations every 3 km
Post-race vegetarian picnic provided
10% and 20% discount for groups of 5 and 10 respectively (see entry conditions)
Beautiful race setting, clear waters and a green forest landscape!

About the event

The Self-Transcendence Swim/Run in Harriman State Park in upstate New York consists of a 1 km swim at Lake Welch Beach and a 10 km run through the forest and following the shores of Lake Welch.

Through a well marked and beautiful course, home-made lunch, medals for all finishers and especially a large community of committed and encouraging volunteers we try to offer a race atmosphere where beginners and veteran athletes alike can excel and transcend their own previous limits.

This race offers an incredible opportunity for athletes who want to build on their current swim training or triathlon training programs, and is a great option for people considering beginner, mini, or sprint triathlons, minus the cycling! Overall, aquathlons are a formidable introduction to the world of multi-sport competition, and this event is certainly the perfect introduction! 

Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in conjunction with the NYS-OPRHP Parks System. This year's field limited to 100 participants. 

Previous Results

Race video

A glimpse into the running of our 2010 race

Distance

1km swim, 10km run
View course map »

Start time

  • 10.00am

Cost

  • Individual: $65 prepaid, $75 day of race
  • Relay: $85 prepaid, $95 day of race

Contact

Boijayanti or Suchitra
516.710.8084
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Award categories

  • Men and Women
  • Top 7: Open
  • Top 3: 50-59
  • Top 2: 60-69
  • Top 1: 70 and over
  • Relays
  • Top 3: Open
  • Award ceremony at 12.01pm race day

How to Enter

Official (prepaid) entries: The best option is to mail us your entry form and payment ($65 by check or money order) by 31 August. If you enter this way ('official entry') you will be guaranteed a spot and a free t-shirt and you'll save $10. You still have to pick up your number and sign a waiver on race day - sometime between 8:15 am and 9:30 am.

Day-of-Race entries: If you're more the spontaneous type you are also welcome to just show up on the morning of the race and enter then but you'll have to pay a bit more ($75 cash, check or money order) and you won't get a free t-shirt (but you can buy one if there are enough left over). Race day entries open at 8:15 am and close 30 minutes before the race at 9:30 am.

Official (prepaid) entries: Each of you should fill out a separate entry form and then mail the two entry forms in one envelope with one check ($85 check or money order) by 31 August.  Please remember to indicate whether you are the swimmer or runner on your respective entry form. If you enter this way ('official entry') you will be guaranteed a spot and free t-shirts and you'll save $10. You still have to pick up your number and both of you will have to sign waivers on race day - sometime between 8:15 am and 9:30 am.

Day-of-Race entries: If you're more the spontaneous type you are also welcome to just show up on the morning of the race and enter then but you'll have to pay a bit more ($95 cash, check or money order) and you won't get a free t-shirt (but you can each buy one if there are enough left over). Both relay team members will have to fill out entry forms and sign waivers. Please make sure to indicate whether you are the swimmer or runner on the entry form. Race day entries open at 8:15 am and close 30 minutes before the race at 9:30 am.

10% and 20% discount for groups of 5 and 10 respectively.  Please send your application in a single envelope. A relay team entry counts as one.

Race Information and Advice

From New York, Westchester, or Connecticut: take I-87/I-287 over the Tappan zee Bridge or I-95 over the George Washington Bridge to Palisades Parkway North: Take exit 16 (exit on left). After exit take left fork onto Lake Welch Drive- drive ½ mile- take park entrance on left - follow signs for Lake Welch (see map)

From New Jersey: Take Palisades Parkway North to exit 16 (exit on left). After exit take left fork onto Lake Welch Drive- drive ½ mile- take park entrance on left- follow signs for Lake Welch (see map)

From North of Harriman: Take I-87 South to exit 16. Route 6 East to the Palisades Interstate Parkway South to exit 16. After exit take left fork onto Lake Welch Drive- drive ½ mile- take park entrance on left- follow signs for Lake Welch (see map)

Camping

Camping is available at Beaver Pond Campgrounds. Beaver Pond Campgrounds is just a walk up the hill from Lake Welch Beach. The campgrounds include tent and trailer sites, as well as accommodations for larger vehicles. Comfort stations, showers, laundry facilities and a dumping station are part of the campgrounds. To make a reservation you can call the campgrounds at (845) 947-2792 or you can make your reservation online. To go to the reservation website, click here.

Hotels and Motels

For a list of hotels and motels  in the area use a hotel search engine (for example, www.hotels.com) and type in the address: Lake Welch Pkwy Pomona, NY 10970.