Sri Chinmoy Ten and Six Day Races

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, 0.8mile/1.287k 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.B

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 NY11008JG

6 and 10 day race 2019

Live webcam

Daily race scoreboard (Scroll down to view all results)

Sri Chinmoy 6 Day Race 2019 - Interim Final Results

Men

  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
1 Joseph Fejes 100 180 240 300 364 422.4
  day total 100 80 60 60 64 58.4
2 Katsuhiro Tanaka 86.4 152.8 216.8 276 347.2 416.8
  day total 86.4 66.4 64 59.1 71.2 69.5
3 Priyavadin Reisecker 80 136 201.6 268.8 336 404
  day total 80 56 65.6 67.1 67.1 68
4 Todd McAuley 75.2 140.8 200 265.6 333.6 401.6
  day total 75.2 65.6 59.1 65.6 68 68
5 Pranab Vladovic 76 140.8 204.8 267.2 331.2 400.8
  day total 76 64.8 64 62.3 64 69.5
6 John Geesler 98.4 167.2 230.4 285.6 336.8 390.4
  day total 98.4 68.8 63.1 55.2 51.1 53.6
7 Pranjal Milovnik 74.4 137.6 195.2 251.2 296.8 351.2
  day total 74.4 63.1 57.6 56 45.5 54.4
8 Maximilian Zandl 75.2 140 182.4 232 289.6 332
  day total 75.2 64.8 42.4 49.5 57.6 42.3
9 Konstantin Rybin 60.8 114.4 166.4 214.4 260.8 315.2
  day total 60.8 53.6 52 48 46.4 54.4
10 Batsukh Sharav 88 129.6 187.2 222.4 265.6 302.4
  day total 88 41.5 57.6 35.1 43.2 36.8
11 Vlada Lepic 58.4 108 152.8 202.4 246.4 300.8
  day total 58.4 49.5 44.8 49.5 44 54.4
12 Nikolaus Drekonja 64.8 113.6 146.4 185.6 239.2 300
  day total 64.8 48.8 32.8 39.2 53.6 60.7
13 Enkhbaatar Jambaldevee 93.6 126.4 171.2 180 229.6 273.6
  day total 93.6 32.8 44.8 8.7 49.6 44
14 Roger Martel 67.2 122.4 162.4 206.4 224.8 268
  day total 67.2 55.2 40 44 18.4 43.1
15 Joe Cleary 58.4 104 152.8 197.6 217.6 260
  day total 58.4 45.5 48.8 44.8 20 42.3
16 Mark McCaslin 68.8 128.8 170.4 193.6 236.8 255.2
  day total 68.8 60 41.5 23.2 43.1 18.4
17 Padyatra Komak 57.6 103.2 140.8 178.4 214.4 255.2
  day total 57.6 45.6 37.6 37.5 36 40.8
18 Christian Mainix 68.8 130.4 178.4 216 227.2 251.2
  day total 68.8 61.6 48 37.5 11.2 24
19 Michel Gouin 2.4 52 97.6 140.8 183.2 223.2
  day total 2.4 49.6 45.6 43.2 42.4 40
20 Aleksandr Nikiforov 32 74.4 97.6 121.6 176.8 208
  day total 32 42.4 23.2 24 55.2 31.1
21 Don Winkley 20.8 40 63.2 80.8 103.2 119.2
  day total 20.8 19.2 23.2 17.6 22.3 16

 

Women

 

  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
1 Annabel Hepworth 88.8 159.2 224.8 287.2 345.6 402.4
  day total 88.8 70.4 65.6 62.3 58.4 56.8
2 Susan Marshall 92.8 157.6 216.8 269.6 320.8 376
  day total 92.8 64.8 59.1 52.8 51.1 55.1
3 Nayaja Perugini 64.8 118.4 166.4 223.2 272.8 326.4
  day total 64.8 53.6 48 56.8 49.5 53.6
4 Huang Lan Yang 76 127.2 176 223.2 268 317.6
  day total 76 51.2 48.8 47.2 44.7 49.6
5 Batchimeg Jigjidsuren 64.8 111.2 158.4 208 256.8 310.4
  day total 64.8 46.4 47.2 49.5 48.8 53.6
6 Alla Kravchenko 57.6 110.4 162.4 207.2 252 308.8
  day total 57.6 52.8 52 44.8 44.7 56.8
7 Durba Lee 55.2 102.4 152 200 248.8 301.6
  day total 55.2 47.2 49.5 48 48.8 52.8
8 Ashadeep Volkhardt 60 113.6 165.6 208.8 252.8 301.6
  day total 60 53.6 52 43.1 44 48.8
9 Mattali Stebneva 56 104 152.8 197.6 241.6 288
  day total 56 48 48.8 44.8 44 46.3
10 Saranyu Pearson 52 98.4 144 185.6 233.6 284
  day total 52 46.4 45.5 41.6 48 50.3
11 Pratishruti Khisamoutdinova 54.4 88.8 133.6 179.2 230.4 281.6
  day total 54.4 34.4 44.7 45.6 51.1 51.2
12 Irina Mandebura 52.8 100.8 146.4 188 225.6 275.2
  day total 52.8 48 45.5 41.5 37.6 49.5
13 Samviraja Gori 60 100.8 140 180.8 220.8 270.4
  day total 60 40.8 39.1 40.8 40 49.6
14 Anna Eliseeva 56 104 147.2 191.2 226.4 266.4
  day total 56 48 43.2 44 35.1 40
15 Luiza Cruz 53.6 100 140 179.2 218.4 254.4
  day total 53.6 46.4 40 39.2 39.1 36

 

Sri Chinmoy 10 Day Race 2019 - Interim Final Results

Men

  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
1 Budjargal Byambaa 110.4 200.8 276.8 351.2 416.8 485.6 547.2 611.2 672 759.2
  day total 110.4 90.4 76 74.4 65.5 68.8 61.6 64 60.7 87.2
2 Leanid Anatska 75.2 141.6 211.2 275.2 338.4 409.6 472.8 536.8 605.6 670.4
  day total 75.2 66.3 69.6 63.9 63.2 71.1 63.1 64 68.7 64.8
3 Wei Ming Lo 100.8 151.2 211.2 266.4 323.2 385.6 451.2 518.4 591.2 664.8
  day total 100.8 50.4 60 55.2 56.8 62.3 65.6 67.1 72.8 73.6
4 Takasumi Senoo 102.4 160 220 280 336.8 398.4 459.2 521.6 584.8 652.8
  day total 102.4 57.6 60 60 56.8 61.6 60.8 62.3 63.2 68
5 Andrea Marcato 83.2 136.8 211.2 272 335.2 391.2 456 512 565.6 644
  day total 83.2 53.6 74.4 60.7 63.2 56 64.7 56 53.6 78.3
6 Mahasatya Janczak 78.4 149.6 220 281.6 341.6 401.6 451.2 506.4 564.8 632
  day total 78.4 71.1 70.4 61.6 60 60 49.6 55.1 58.4 67.1
7 Ales Pliva 75.2 132.8 182.4 231.2 276.8 340 395.2 436.8 493.6 553.6
  day total 75.2 57.6 49.5 48.8 45.5 63.1 55.2 41.5 56.8 60
8 Adrian Papuc 82.4 153.6 214.4 262.4 301.6 345.6 393.6 441.6 488.8 540.8
  day total 82.4 71.2 60.7 48 39.1 44 48 48 47.1 52
9 Upakaraka Tolstopyatenko 85.6 152 208.8 260.8 312 348 390.4 435.2 483.2 532
  day total 85.6 66.3 56.8 52 51.1 36 42.4 44.8 48 48.7
10 Predrag Knezevic 72 128.8 178.4 229.6 280 332.8 385.6 435.2 487.2 517.6
  day total 72 56.8 49.5 51.2 50.3 52.8 52.8 49.6 52 30.3
11 Milan Javornicky 64.8 116 168 210.4 257.6 304.8 352.8 403.2 452.8 512
  day total 64.8 51.2 52 42.4 47.2 47.1 48 50.4 49.5 59.1
12 Karteek Clarke 70.4 118.4 168 216.8 265.6 312.8 361.6 408 455.2 504
  day total 70.4 48 49.5 48.8 48.8 47.1 48.8 46.3 47.2 48.7
13 Jiri Jurica 62.4 116 175.2 219.2 263.2 311.2 356 400 444.8 476
  day total 62.4 53.6 59.2 44 43.9 48 44.7 44 44.8 31.1
14 Vladislav Likhachev 55.2 96 140 184.8 215.2 265.6 307.2 366.4 416.8 475.2
  day total 55.2 40.8 44 44.8 30.4 50.4 41.6 59.1 50.3 58.4
15 Arun Bhardwaj 66.4 124 171.2 209.6 248.8 288.8 328.8 368 415.2 472
  day total 66.4 57.6 47.2 38.4 39.1 40 40 39.1 47.2 56.7
16 Kalpa Lazarev 61.6 115.2 176.8 221.6 279.2 327.2 377.6 408.8 438.4 462.4
  day total 61.6 53.6 61.6 44.8 57.5 48 50.3 31.1 29.6 24
17 Herve Leconte 78.4 134.4 188.8 233.6 254.4 308.8 351.2 384 416.8 458.4
  day total 78.4 56 54.4 44.8 20.7 54.4 42.4 32.7 32.8 41.6
18 Aleksei Riabikov 77.6 102.4 150.4 195.2 242.4 298.4 356.8 384 414.4 435.2
  day total 77.6 24.7 48 44.8 47.1 56 58.3 27.1 30.4 20.8
19 Andrey Andreev 67.2 109.6 134.4 162.4 196.8 247.2 284 329.6 374.4 415.2
  day total 67.2 42.4 24.7 28 34.4 50.4 36.7 45.6 44.8 40.8
20 Patanga Cordeiro 68 107.2 153.6 196 230.4 278.4 315.2 348.8 390.4 412
  day total 68 39.2 46.4 42.3 34.4 48 36.8 33.5 41.6 21.5
21 Fernando Fernandes 97.6 167.2 202.4 235.2 244 244 244 244 244 244
  day total 97.6 69.6 35.1 32.8 8.7 0 0 0 0 0
22 Georgs Jermolajevs 46.4 68 94.4 116 132.8 153.6 171.2 190.4 208.8 231.2
  day total 46.4 21.5 26.4 21.5 16.8 20.8 17.5 19.1 18.4 22.4

Women

  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
1 Makula Samarina 80.8 140 199.2 256 296 355.2 407.2 455.2 518.4 584.8
  day total 80.8 59.1 59.2 56.7 40 59.2 52 48 63.1 66.4
2 Petra Kasperova 63.2 122.4 180.8 233.6 284.8 336 388.8 444 502.4 577.6
  day total 63.2 59.2 58.4 52.8 51.1 51.1 52.8 55.1 58.4 75.1
3 Giribhu Muhs 69.6 125.6 176.8 228 278.4 331.2 387.2 440.8 497.6 563.2
  day total 69.6 56 51.2 51.1 50.4 52.8 56 53.5 56.8 65.6
4 Vinati Docziova 61.6 121.6 182.4 232.8 273.6 318.4 368.8 424.8 479.2 545.6
  day total 61.6 60 60.8 50.4 40.8 44.8 50.3 56 54.4 66.3
5 Laila Faerman 67.2 119.2 175.2 225.6 264.8 304 352 397.6 451.2 511.2
  day total 67.2 52 56 50.4 39.1 39.1 48 45.6 53.6 60
6 Suparna Pustogowa 64 112 160.8 208.8 251.2 300.8 351.2 401.6 452 509.6
  day total 64 48 48.8 48 42.4 49.5 50.4 50.3 50.3 57.6
7 Gudrun Freier 60.8 113.6 163.2 208 257.6 300.8 352 400.8 452 507.2
  day total 60.8 52.8 49.6 44.7 49.6 43.1 51.1 48.8 51.1 55.2
8 Vera Kalishmanova 62.4 109.6 152 190.4 240.8 284 328.8 371.2 409.6 449.6
  day total 62.4 47.2 42.3 38.4 50.4 43.1 44.8 42.4 38.3 40
9 Sara Schmidt 68 116.8 162.4 193.6 222.4 270.4 317.6 360.8 400 444.8
  day total 68 48.8 45.5 31.2 28.7 48 47.1 43.1 39.1 44.8
10 Anna Khimchinskaia 60 100 144 181.6 221.6 263.2 304 344.8 387.2 438.4
  day total 60 40 44 37.6 40 41.5 40.8 40.8 42.4 51.1
11 Gundega Gaille 64.8 112.8 154.4 191.2 231.2 268.8 308 348 384 435.2
  day total 64.8 48 41.5 36.8 40 37.5 39.1 40 36 51.2
12 Vasuprada Funk 58.4 93.6 111.2 143.2 170.4 201.6 235.2 265.6 291.2 324
  day total 58.4 35.2 17.5 32 27.1 31.2 33.5 30.4 25.5 32.8
13 Avanayaha Tsendee 41.6 62.4 79.2 79.2 79.2 79.2 79.2 79.2 79.2 79.2
  day total 41.6 20.8 16.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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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: 8 am - 6 pm
  • 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.