Sri Chinmoy Ten and Six Day Races

17-27 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-Fourth Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race starts on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT. This race is held concurrently with the Twenty-Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race which starts on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT. Both races end on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 noon, EDT. The races were previously called The Self-Transcendence Six and Ten-Day Races. Both races are invitational races and entry is based upon the race director's discrection.

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, 1k loop 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 April 26

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 2018

The 21st edition of our 10 day race starts on April 17, and the 6 day race starts on April 21. Go to event page »

Daily race scoreboard (Scroll down to view all results)

These are PRELIMINARY results pending verification. Please note: These results are in miles. 

Race Photos from Pranjal. Home page 6 & 10 Day Race.

Sri Chinmoy 6 Day Race - Preliminary Final

Men

  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
1 John Geesler 83.2 155.2 218.4 279.2 340.8 403.2
  day total 83.2 72 63.2 60.8 61.6 62.4
2 Mahasatya Janczak 66.4 128 187.2 241.6 300.8 366.4
  day total 66.4 61.6 59.2 54.4 59.2 65.6
3 Priyavadin Reisecker 67.2 127.2 180 235.2 295.2 360
  day total 67.2 60 52.8 55.2 60 64.8
4 Roger Martel 70.4 123.2 174.4 224 266.4 312
  day total 70.4 52.8 51.2 49.6 42.4 45.6
5 Kalpa Lazarev 61.6 111.2 163.2 204.8 247.2 300
  day total 61.6 49.6 52 41.6 42.4 52.8
6 Dhirodatta Yuriy Moskalev 56.8 92 136 181.6 224 286.4
  day total 56.8 35.2 44 45.6 42.4 62.4
7 Michel Gouin 57.6 107.2 154.4 191.2 231.2 281.6
  day total 57.6 49.6 47.2 36.8 40 50.4
8 Joe Cleary 59.2 107.2 156 203.2 221.6 274.4
  day total 59.2 48 48.8 47.2 18.4 52.8
9 Tihomir Cundic 53.6 100.8 150.4 172.8 203.2 248.8
  day total 53.6 47.2 49.6 22.4 30.4 45.6
10 Padyatra Komak 51.2 88.8 124.8 163.2 199.2 234.4
  day total 51.2 37.6 36 38.4 36 35.2
11 Marius Lacasse 59.2 94.4 133.6 160 168 187.2
  day total 59.2 35.2 39.2 26.4 8 19.2

Women

  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
1 Petra Kasperova 65.6 120.8 178.4 233.6 292.8 370.4
  day total 65.6 55.2 57.6 55.2 59.2 77.6
2 Sylvie Boisvert 92.8 147.2 204 248.8 312 355.2
  day total 92.8 54.4 56.8 44.8 63.2 43.2
3 Vera Kalishmanova 72.8 129.6 180.8 227.2 280 339.2
  day total 72.8 56.8 51.2 46.4 52.8 59.2
4 Zuzka Rybkova 65.6 120.8 172 214.4 253.6 316
  day total 65.6 55.2 51.2 42.4 39.2 62.4
5 Makula Samarina 67.2 120.8 173.6 215.2 260.8 312
  day total 67.2 53.6 52.8 41.6 45.6 51.2
6 Alla Kravchenko 63.2 107.2 157.6 200 248.8 297.6
  day total 63.2 44 50.4 42.4 48.8 48.8
7 Pratishruti Khisamoutdinova 66.4 117.6 176.8 220.8 261.6 290.4
  day total 66.4 51.2 59.2 44 40.8 28.8
8 Nayaja Perugini 62.4 99.2 137.6 180.8 224 272
  day total 62.4 36.8 38.4 43.2 43.2 48
9 Anna Kimchinskaia 57.6 98.4 140 178.4 219.2 262.4
  day total 57.6 40.8 41.6 38.4 40.8 43.2
10 Kate Condon 57.6 112.8 160.8 206.4 232 258.4
  day total 57.6 55.2 48 45.6 25.6 26.4
11 Saranyu Pearson 53.6 93.6 135.2 170.4 206.4 256.8
  day total 53.6 40 41.6 35.2 36 50.4
12 Irina Mandebura 52 100 137.6 168 203.2 246.4
  day total 52 48 37.6 30.4 35.2 43.2
13 Mattali Stebneva 49.6 91.2 125.6 160 197.6 234.4
  day total 49.6 41.6 34.4 34.4 37.6 36.8
14 Sumeru Scheucher 49.6 81.6 114.4 145.6 179.2 214.4
  day total 49.6 32 32.8 31.2 33.6 35.2

 

Sri Chinmoy 10 Day Race - Preliminary Final

Men

  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
1 Ashprihanal Aalto 115.2 207.2 304.8 360 446.4 530.4 605.6 676.8 757.6 826.4
  day total 115.2 92 97.6 55.2 86.4 84 75.2 71.2 80.8 68.8
2 Budjargal Byambaa 109.6 195.2 279.2 377.6 431.2 497.6 582.4 661.6 744 810.4
  day total 109.6 85.6 84 98.4 53.6 66.4 84.8 79.2 82.4 66.4
3 Yuri Trostenyuk 92 167.2 230.4 311.2 374.4 444 524.8 608 675.2 743.2
  day total 92 75.2 63.2 80.8 63.2 69.6 80.8 83.2 67.2 68
4 Nicolae Buceanu 105.6 175.2 242.4 316.8 389.6 457.6 512 567.2 628.8 677.6
  day total 105.6 69.6 67.2 74.4 72.8 68 54.4 55.2 61.6 48.8
5 Pawel Zuk 96 167.2 233.6 313.6 391.2 468 529.6 576.8 626.4 660
  day total 96 71.2 66.4 80 77.6 76.8 61.6 47.2 49.6 33.6
6 Andrea Marcato 90.4 163.2 222.4 279.2 344.8 399.2 456 500.8 558.4 630.4
  day total 90.4 72.8 59.2 56.8 65.6 54.4 56.8 44.8 57.6 72
7 Upakaraka Tolstopyatenko 76 138.4 200 255.2 310.4 370.4 428.8 480 540 600
  day total 76 62.4 61.6 55.2 55.2 60 58.4 51.2 60 60
8 Ales Pliva 76 140.8 186.4 242.4 302.4 345.6 395.2 456 509.6 584.8
  day total 76 64.8 45.6 56 60 43.2 49.6 60.8 53.6 75.2
9 Alex Ramsey 80 151.2 216.8 270.4 330.4 380.8 434.4 480 512.8 581.6
  day total 80 71.2 65.6 53.6 60 50.4 53.6 45.6 32.8 68.8
10 Milan Javornicky 74.4 138.4 195.2 240 289.6 338.4 392 446.4 510.4 569.6
  day total 74.4 64 56.8 44.8 49.6 48.8 53.6 54.4 64 59.2
11 George Biondic 65.6 123.2 180 234.4 288 350.4 397.6 444.8 495.2 564.8
  day total 65.6 57.6 56.8 54.4 53.6 62.4 47.2 47.2 50.4 69.6
12 Predrag Knezevic 71.2 128 185.6 244.8 300 352.8 404.8 456 504.8 560
  day total 71.2 56.8 57.6 59.2 55.2 52.8 52 51.2 48.8 55.2
13 Sergey Lukianov 81.6 132.8 192 235.2 288 340 385.6 444 496.8 514.4
  day total 81.6 51.2 59.2 43.2 52.8 52 45.6 58.4 52.8 17.6
14 Konstantin Rybin 60.8 116.8 166.4 216.8 256 302.4 348.8 396.8 449.6 509.6
  day total 60.8 56 49.6 50.4 39.2 46.4 46.4 48 52.8 60
15 Sergei Komelkov 76 123.2 173.6 225.6 269.6 323.2 372.8 400.8 451.2 506.4
  day total 76 47.2 50.4 52 44 53.6 49.6 28 50.4 55.2
16 Karteek Clarke 64.8 116 167.2 215.2 260.8 309.6 358.4 408 455.2 501.6
  day total 64.8 51.2 51.2 48 45.6 48.8 48.8 49.6 47.2 46.4
17 Vladislav Likhachev 69.6 113.6 157.6 208 252 296.8 340 377.6 417.6 472
  day total 69.6 44 44 50.4 44 44.8 43.2 37.6 40 54.4
18 Arun Bhardwaj 82.4 136 181.6 226.4 268.8 311.2 342.4 377.6 416.8 469.6
  day total 82.4 53.6 45.6 44.8 42.4 42.4 31.2 35.2 39.2 52.8
19 Nrishata Kiess 66.4 111.2 151.2 198.4 238.4 280 323.2 358.4 400 451.2
  day total 66.4 44.8 40 47.2 40 41.6 43.2 35.2 41.6 51.2
20 Ashirvad Bello Zaiantchick 56 99.2 148 195.2 244.8 276 321.6 359.2 395.2 438.4
  day total 56 43.2 48.8 47.2 49.6 31.2 45.6 37.6 36 43.2
21 Andrei Somov 58.4 104.8 149.6 190.4 230.4 271.2 312.8 352 392 437.6
  day total 58.4 46.4 44.8 40.8 40 40.8 41.6 39.2 40 45.6
22 Patanga Cordeiro Da Silva 55.2 97.6 139.2 180.8 226.4 270.4 313.6 355.2 397.6 433.6
  day total 55.2 42.4 41.6 41.6 45.6 44 43.2 41.6 42.4 36
23 Andrey Andreev 74.4 128.8 178.4 216 263.2 308 336.8 363.2 395.2 428.8
  day total 74.4 54.4 49.6 37.6 47.2 44.8 28.8 26.4 32 33.6
24 Jiri Jurica 70.4 106.4 141.6 176 211.2 248 289.6 323.2 375.2 413.6
  day total 70.4 36 35.2 34.4 35.2 36.8 41.6 33.6 52 38.4
25 Vaibhava Kuschnow 53.6 98.4 140.8 180 220.8 257.6 290.4 321.6 361.6 411.2
  day total 53.6 44.8 42.4 39.2 40.8 36.8 32.8 31.2 40 49.6
26 Sergey Leshchenko 65.6 103.2 152.8 173.6 220 261.6 297.6 341.6 373.6 404
  day total 65.6 37.6 49.6 20.8 46.4 41.6 36 44 32 30.4
27 Deveshu Zuderell 55.2 93.6 117.6 162.4 200.8 244 282.4 320 357.6 402.4
  day total 55.2 38.4 24 44.8 38.4 43.2 38.4 37.6 37.6 44.8
28 Odgiiv Jadambaa 53.6 99.2 138.4 175.2 211.2 253.6 288.8 331.2 360.8 399.2
  day total 53.6 45.6 39.2 36.8 36 42.4 35.2 42.4 29.6 38.4
29 Frederick Davis III 70.4 97.6 110.4 151.2 192 198.4 199.2 264 312.8 372.8
  day total 70.4 27.2 12.8 40.8 40.8 6.4 0.8 64.8 48.8 60
30 Sandro Zincarini 67.2 108 141.6 175.2 212.8 246.4 280.8 306.4 335.2 369.6
  day total 67.2 40.8 33.6 33.6 37.6 33.6 34.4 25.6 28.8 34.4
31 Georgs Jermolajevs 53.6 88 122.4 158.4 196 229.6 268 298.4 322.4 368.8
  day total 53.6 34.4 34.4 36 37.6 33.6 38.4 30.4 24 46.4
32 Vukasin Nikolic 55.2 92.8 115.2 130.4 148.8 176 206.4 227.2 263.2 280.8
  day total 55.2 37.6 22.4 15.2 18.4 27.2 30.4 20.8 36 17.6
33 Aleksei Riabikov 28 47.2 64.8 86.4 130.4 152 161.6 171.2 188 215.2
  day total 28 19.2 17.6 21.6 44 21.6 9.6 9.6 16.8 27.2
34 Volodymyr Hlushchuk 73.6 138.4 192.8 212 212 212 212 212 212 212
  day total 73.6 64.8 54.4 19.2 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Don Winkley 49.6 68.8 84 95.2 102.4 113.6 121.6 128.8 137.6 152.8
  day total 49.6 19.2 15.2 11.2 7.2 11.2 8 7.2 8.8 15.2

Women

  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
1 Ilvaka Nemcova 84.8 140.8 200 255.2 312 373.6 433.6 489.6 548 621.6
  day total 84.8 56 59.2 55.2 56.8 61.6 60 56 58.4 73.6
2 Nataliya Hlushchuk 68.8 132.8 192.8 254.4 312.8 373.6 434.4 495.2 556 607.2
  day total 68.8 64 60 61.6 58.4 60.8 60.8 60.8 60.8 51.2
3 Vinati Docziova 64 124.8 180 233.6 283.2 337.6 388.8 444.8 499.2 578.4
  day total 64 60.8 55.2 53.6 49.6 54.4 51.2 56 54.4 79.2
4 Susan Marshall 85.6 153.6 215.2 260.8 304 349.6 387.2 427.2 488.8 557.6
  day total 85.6 68 61.6 45.6 43.2 45.6 37.6 40 61.6 68.8
5 Laila Faerman 69.6 124 180 236 279.2 324.8 362.4 402.4 442.4 492.8
  day total 69.6 54.4 56 56 43.2 45.6 37.6 40 40 50.4
6 Giribhu Muhs 68 120 168 214.4 259.2 302.4 349.6 392 432 476
  day total 68 52 48 46.4 44.8 43.2 47.2 42.4 40 44
7 Gundega Gaille 67.2 115.2 156.8 200.8 243.2 287.2 332.8 373.6 419.2 464.8
  day total 67.2 48 41.6 44 42.4 44 45.6 40.8 45.6 45.6
8 Elena Kareva 72 126.4 174.4 220 266.4 308 348 386.4 424 464
  day total 72 54.4 48 45.6 46.4 41.6 40 38.4 37.6 40
9 Suparna Pustogowa 64 112 154.4 196 240 280.8 322.4 361.6 405.6 453.6
  day total 64 48 42.4 41.6 44 40.8 41.6 39.2 44 48
10 Gudrun Freier 65.6 119.2 166.4 201.6 236 270.4 304.8 336 376 422.4
  day total 65.6 53.6 47.2 35.2 34.4 34.4 34.4 31.2 40 46.4
11 Anna Eliseeva 59.2 106.4 152 192.8 225.6 258.4 294.4 332 377.6 422.4
  day total 59.2 47.2 45.6 40.8 32.8 32.8 36 37.6 45.6 44.8
12 Ashadeep Volkhardt 64.8 112.8 152.8 190.4 226.4 269.6 308 337.6 375.2 412.8
  day total 64.8 48 40 37.6 36 43.2 38.4 29.6 37.6 37.6
13 Zoey Cheng 60.8 99.2 119.2 152.8 192 229.6 281.6 315.2 359.2 388.8
  day total 60.8 38.4 20 33.6 39.2 37.6 52 33.6 44 29.6
14 Vasuprada Funk 57.6 104 134.4 163.2 196 225.6 246.4 276 301.6 355.2
  day total 57.6 46.4 30.4 28.8 32.8 29.6 20.8 29.6 25.6 53.6
15 Manuela Beck 52.8 88 121.6 156 191.2 220.8 252.8 288 313.6 342.4
  day total 52.8 35.2 33.6 34.4 35.2 29.6 32 35.2 25.6 28.8
16 Avanayaha Tsendee 44.8 89.6 124.8 164 194.4 224.8 252 274.4 300.8 327.2
  day total 44.8 44.8 35.2 39.2 30.4 30.4 27.2 22.4 26.4 26.4

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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 . . .

There is a large parking lot - free parking - right next to the race staging area

** IMPORTANT ** IMPORTANT **

** Due to major ongoing construction in the area of Flushing Meadows Park north of Meadow Lake, currently the only route to the parking lot next to "Race-Day Central" is to enter the Meadow Lake section of the park from Meridian Rd **

The easiest option is to use this google map link to take you to the intersection of Meridian Rd. & Meadow Lake Rd. West (inside the park), and then follow these written directions:

1. From the intersection, turn south onto Meadow Lake Rd. West.  There is no street sign, but there is a "Flushing Meadows" sign saying "Meadow Lake" with an arrow.  (Ignore the orange "entrance closed due to construction" sign, if it is still there)

2. You will pass underneath the Long Island Expressway and several overpass ramps, and through the constructions zone.

3.  The road curves to the right.  After about 0.3 mi (just after passing underneath another overpass) the parking lot entrance will be on your left.  Race-Day Central is beyond the opposite side of the parking lot, near Meadowlark Circle.

We do not recommend using navigation apps other than Google maps (such as Waze and Apple maps), as most of them do not recognize some of the roads inside the park and can take you to the wrong part of the park on the wrong side of the expressway.  (Flushing Meadows park is HUGE, larger than Central Park).

Alternatively, to navigate without GPS you can use these written directions from any of the major expressways / parkways in the area to take you to the the intersection of Meridian Rd. & Meadow Lake Rd. West, then follow the written directions above to Race-Day Central.  There are lots of twists and turns, so please follow the instructions very carefully, otherwise you can get very lost, very quickly:


FROM EASTBOUND LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY (Traveling towards Eastern Long Island)

  • Take exit 22A-E Grand Central Parkway/678 Van Wyck Expressway
  • After 0.1 mi, stay left towards East 495 Long Island Expressway/678 Van Wyck Expressway (DON'T take the Grand Central Parkway!)
  • After 0.3 mi, stay in the middle lane to take Exit 22E College Pt. Blvd.  (DON'T take the Van Wyck Expressway!)
  • After 0.2 mi, turn left at the traffic light onto College Pt. Blvd.
  • After 0.2 mi, turn left at the second traffic light.  (smaller street, no name)
  • After 150 ft, turn left (no street sign)
  • Go 100 ft (pass under the expressway), turn left at the T junction onto Meridian Rd. (there is a Flushing Meadows sign at the intersection with an arrow pointing left towards Meadow Lake)
  • After 0.1 mi, (at the first stop sign) turn left onto Meadow Lake Rd. W

Continue with written directions at top of this section (1, 2, 3)


FROM WESTBOUND LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY (Traveling towards Manhattan)

  • Take exit 22B towards College Point Blvd/678 Van Wyck Expy
  • After 150 meters, turn right onto Rodman St.
  • Immediately get in the far left lane (left turn only), then go through the light across College Pt. Blvd. and make first left turn (no street name)
  • Go 100 ft (pass under the expressway), turn left at the T junction onto Meridian Rd. (there is a Flushing Meadows sign at the intersection with an arrow pointing left towards Meadow Lake)
  • After 0.1 mi, (at the first stop sign) turn left onto Meadow Lake Rd. W

Continue with written directions at top of this section (1, 2, 3)


FROM WESTBOUND GRAND CENTRAL PARKWAY (Traveling towards RFK Bridge)

  • Take Exit 10E-W 495 Long Island Expressway / Eastern Long Island
  • Then stay right to exit 10E 495 Long Island Expressway/Eastern Long Island/Riverhead
  • After 0.3 mi, stay in the middle lane to take Exit 22E College Pt. Blvd.  (DON'T take the Van Wyck Expressway!)
  • After 0.2 mi, turn left at the traffic light onto College Pt. Blvd.
  • After 0.2 mi, turn left at the second traffic light.  (smaller street, no name)
  • After 150 ft, turn left (no street sign)
  • Go 100 ft (pass under the expressway), turn left at the T junction onto Meridian Rd. (there is a Flushing Meadows sign at the intersection with an arrow pointing left towards Meadow Lake)
  • After 0.1 mi, (at the first stop sign) turn left onto Meadow Lake Rd. W

Continue with written directions at top of this section (1, 2, 3)


FROM EASTBOUND GRAND CENTRAL PARKWAY (Traveling towards Eastern Long Island)

  • Take exit 10W-E 495 Long Island Expressway/Manhattan/Eastern Long Island
  • After 0.3 mi, keep right to exit 10E, you will loop around onto the LIE service road.
  • After 0.3 mi, stay in the middle lane to take Exit 22E College Pt. Blvd.  (DON'T take the Van Wyck Expressway!)
  • After 0.2 mi, turn left at the traffic light onto College Pt. Blvd.
  • After 0.2 mi, turn left at the second traffic light.  (smaller street, no name)
  • After 150 ft, turn left (no street sign)
  • Go 100 ft (pass under the expressway), turn left at the T junction onto Meridian Rd. (there is a Flushing Meadows sign at the intersection with an arrow pointing left towards Meadow Lake)
  • After 0.1 mi, (at the first stop sign) turn left onto Meadow Lake Rd. W

Continue with written directions at top of this section (1, 2, 3)


FROM THE NORTHBOUND VAN WYCK EXPRESSWAY (Traveling towards Whitestone Bridge)

  • Take exit 12A College Pt. Blvd./Long Is Expwy/Eastern Long Is
  • After 0.5 mi, bear left at the fork onto College Pt. Blvd.
  • after 0.2 mi, turn left at the third traffic light (unnamed road)
  • After 150 ft, turn left (no street sign)
  • Go 100 ft (pass under the expressway), turn left at the T junction onto Meridian Rd. (there is a Flushing Meadows sign at the intersection with an arrow pointing left towards Meadow Lake)
  • After 0.1 mi, (at the first stop sign) turn left onto Meadow Lake Rd. W

Continue with written directions at top of this section (1, 2, 3)


FROM THE SOUTHBOUND VAN WYCK EXPRESSWAY (Traveling towards JFK airport)

  • Take exit 12A College Pt. Blvd / 495 L I Expwy / Eastern L I
  • After 0.3 mi, turn right at the light onto College Pt. Blvd.
  • Make the next possible right turn.  The road is unnamed, but there is a small green sign with an arrow “USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center”
  • Turn right at the stop sign
  • Go 100 ft (pass under the expressway), turn left at the T junction onto Meridian Rd. (there is a Flushing Meadows sign at the intersection with an arrow pointing left towards Meadow Lake)
  • After 0.1 mi, (at the first stop sign) turn left onto Meadow Lake Rd. W

Continue with written directions at top of this section (1, 2, 3)


To view the location of Race-Day Central on google maps, you can either click this google map link, or type in "Meadowlark Circle, Queens, NY 11375", but DON'T use GPS to try to navigate directly there, it may try to send you through one of the park entrances that are currently closed.

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.