New York Self-Transcendence Swim/Run
Join us at Lake Welch Beach for a short and friendly race you will absolutely love.
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.
A glimpse into the running of our 2010 race
1km swim, 10km run
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- Individual: $50 prepaid, $60 day of race
- Relay: $70 prepaid, $80 day of race
ContactBoijayanti or Suchitra
- Men and Women
- Top 7: Open
- Top 3: 50-59
- Top 2: 60-69
- Top 1: 70 and over
- Top 3: Open
- Award ceremony at 12.01pm race day
How to Enter
Official (prepaid) entries:
Online Registration is now available for this race! Please click this link to apply on active.com.
An alternative option is to mail us your entry form and payment ($50 by check or money order) by 30 August.
If you sign up online or by mail by this date ('official entry') you will be guaranteed a free t-shirt and save $10. You will 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 show up on the morning of the race and register, but you will have to pay more ($60 cash, check or money order) and you will not get a free t-shirt (race t-shirts will be available for sale subject to availability).
Race day entries open at 8:15 am and close 30 minutes before the race at 9:30 am.
Official (prepaid) entries:
Online Registration now available for this race! Please click this link to apply on active.com.
Each of you should fill out a separate entry form and mail both entry forms in one envelope with one check ($70 check or money order) by 30 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 will save $10. Participants will still have to pick up their race number and both relay participants will have to sign waivers on race day - sometime between 8:15 am and 9:30 am.
Day-of-Race entries: If you are more the spontaneous type, you are also welcome to show up on the morning of the race and enter, but you will have to pay a bit more ($80 cash, check or money order) and you will not get a free t-shirt (t-shirts will be available for sale on race day, subject to availabiilty).
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.
Online Group Registration also available! Please click this link to apply on active.com.
10% and 20% discount for groups of 5 and 10 respectively. For mail-in applications, please send your application in a single envelope. A relay team entry counts as one.
For online registration, you may set up a Team Registration account on active.com.
Once your group of 5 or more entries, or 10 or more entries, has registered online, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 516-710-8084.
We will then send out a VIP Group Invitation wherein the 10% or 20% discount will be applied to the entire group on active.com, and your registration fee will be updated to reflect the discount.
Also, we will honor group discounts should a group wish to sign up on the day of the race. While not required, you are warmly welcome to write to us or call us and let us know that your group will be coming in advance.
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 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.
About the Organisers
The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
Serving the running community for over 35 years...
Team Founder Sri Chinmoy
A lifelong advocate of fitness and self-transcendence...