About the author:

Rupantar has been the race director of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team since 1985, having been asked by Sri Chinmoy to serve in that capacity. As well as working on the big races the US Marathon Team organise each year - the 3100 Mile Race and the Six and 10 Day Race - he also spends a considerable amount of time archiving the Marathon Team's 40 year history on this website.
Park Administrator Janice Melnick (right), SCMT Race Director Rupantar LaRusso (center) and Special Events Coordinator Danny Miller (left)

Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York, is a very special place for the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team - we started holding races there in 1978, and since then it has played host to some of our most memorable events. It is where we first entered into the world of organising multi-day races, starting with our Five-Day Race and our 1000 Mile Race in the mid-1980's. Every April, we have our Ten and Six Day Race there, as well as many shorter races during the year that anyone can participate in (see below)

We recently held our Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team's Thanksgiving Day Race, and every year we donate the proceeds from that race to the wonderful Flushing Meadows Corona Park people - this year's donation was $3,000.

Next year's races in Flushing Meadows Corona Park: