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-Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race starts on Monday, April 17 at 12:00 noon, EDT. This race is held concurrently with the Twentieth Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race which starts on Friday, April 21 at 12:00 noon, EDT. Both races end on Thursday, April 27 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, 1 mile loop (Certification Code NY11008JG) 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.

To view the list of runners for the 2017 6/10 Day Races please click here. 

For great photos from the race please click here.

More great photos from Pranjal.

Race videos

Local station NY! takes a look at the race.

Events

10 Days

6 Days

    • 12 Noon Apr 21

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 2016

The 21st edition of our 10 day race starts on April 19, and the 6 day race starts on April 23. Go to event page »

Daily race scoreboard (Scroll down to view all results)

Sri Chinmoy 10 Day Race 2017
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 108 189 251 320 387 456 529 605 672 739
  day total 108 81 62 69 67 69 73 76 67 67
2 Igor Mudryk 91 160 221 288 354 425 497 565 637 713
  day total 91 69 61 67 66 71 72 68 72 76
3 Jesper Olsen 80 150 220 290 350 398 454 509 570 627
  day total 80 70 70 70 60 48 56 55 61 57
4 Ales Pliva 77 137 190 242 297 357 411 467 536 609
  day total 77 60 53 52 55 60 54 56 69 73
5 Oleksandr Kharko 73 125 188 243 301 361 419 477 537 602
  day total 73 52 63 55 58 60 58 58 60 65
6 Sergei Komelkov 74 131 182 230 296 353 413 472 520 584
  day total 74 57 51 48 66 57 60 59 48 64
7 Ushika Muckenhumer 77 140 200 253 308 363 415 470 520 580
  day total 77 63 60 53 55 55 52 55 50 60
8 Pedja Knezevic 69 122 173 224 274 322 370 416 461 507
  day total 69 53 51 51 50 48 48 46 45 46
9 Jiri Jurica 74 122 167 210 263 316 357 406 446 504
  day total 74 48 45 43 53 53 41 49 40 58
10 Michel Gouin 54 104 151 202 253 301 350 399 446 503
  day total 54 50 47 51 51 48 49 49 47 57
11 Arun Bhardwaj 65 121 167 212 247 297 338 375 410 461
  day total 65 56 46 45 35 50 41 37 35 51
12 Sergey Leshchenko 75 127 170 221 256 301 350 391 428 460
  day total 75 52 43 51 35 45 49 41 37 32
13 Andrei Somov 60 104 147 188 230 275 319 363 408 460
  day total 60 44 43 41 42 45 44 44 45 52
14 Karteek Clarke 59 108 158 204 248 293 338 380 413 457
  day total 59 49 50 46 44 45 45 42 33 44
15 Patanga Cordeiro Da Silva 61 100 140 171 208 249 292 333 365 417
  day total 61 39 40 31 37 41 43 41 32 52
16 Richard Takata 56 100 142 180 217 248 279 314 351 407
  day total 56 44 42 38 37 31 31 35 37 56
17 Sandro Zincarini 63 112 144 186 226 265 302 338 374 406
  day total 63 49 32 42 40 39 37 36 36 32
18 Fred Davis III 70 121 172 202 260 296 316 381 389 400
  day total 70 51 51 30 58 36 20 65 8 11
19 Georgs Jermolajevs 57 103 144 190 222 259 289 316 330 352
  day total 57 46 41 46 32 37 30 27 14 22
20 Janos Derekas 65 112 152 159 159 159 159 159 159 159
  day total 65 47 40 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women
  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
1 Nataliya Hlushchuk 75 135 187 234 285 342 397 454 514 578
  day total 75 60 52 47 51 57 55 57 60 64
2 Vinati Docziova 60 118 173 224 277 330 385 439 495 569
  day total 60 58 55 51 53 53 55 54 56 74
3 Kimberley Van Delst 80 143 195 245 296 340 372 425 464 525
  day total 80 63 52 50 51 44 32 53 39 61
4 Gundega Gaille 74 132 184 232 280 327 372 419 462 516
  day total 74 58 52 48 48 47 45 47 43 54
5 Elena Kareva 77 130 171 222 269 316 364 410 453 500
  day total 77 53 41 51 47 47 48 46 43 47
6 Laila Faerman 64 111 150 183 226 270 314 354 399 459
  day total 64 47 39 33 43 44 44 40 45 60
7 Albena Margaritova 64 112 155 197 235 280 323 357 393 434
  day total 64 48 43 42 38 45 43 34 36 41
8 Bayarsaikhan Dorjpagma 69 113 154 190 232 268 308 350 385 426
  day total 69 44 41 36 42 36 40 42 35 41
9 Yashasvati Plyavinskaya 51 95 131 162 208 251 293 336 376 420
  day total 51 44 36 31 46 43 42 43 40 44
10 Anna Khimchinskaia 58 101 138 173 209 247 286 327 363 415
  day total 58 43 37 35 36 38 39 41 36 52
11 Vasuprada Funk 51 78 102 143 169 208 254 282 296 345
  day total 51 27 24 41 26 39 46 28 14 49
12 Gudrun Freier 1 1 1 64 109 158 205 245 281 334
  day total 1 0 0 63 45 49 47 40 36 53
13 Avanayaha Tsendee 56 87 117 145 165 184 204 226 246 271
  day total 56 31 30 28 20 19 20 22 20 25
14 Karnayati Morison 56 106 148 187 228 267 267 267 267 267
  day total 56 50 42 39 41 39 0 0 0 0

 

 

Sri Chinmoy 6 Day Race 2017
Men
  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
1 Ashprihanal Aalto 102 180 241 305 373 441
  day total 102 78 61 64 68 68
2 John Geesler 104 166 231 295 352 425
  day total 104 62 65 64 57 73
3 Aleksei Riabikov 74 130 195 258 301 377
  day total 74 56 65 63 43 76
4 Todd McAuley 70 138 184 234 282 349
  day total 70 68 46 50 48 67
5 Upakaraka Tolstopyatenko 77 137 196 253 290 347
  day total 77 60 59 57 37 57
6 Roger Martel 69 125 178 230 275 343
  day total 69 56 53 52 45 68
7 Mark Dorion 81 125 179 223 273 341
  day total 81 44 54 44 50 68
8 Priyavadin Reisecker 73 126 180 230 280 330
  day total 73 53 54 50 50 50
9 Konstantin Rybin 70 130 183 228 269 327
  day total 70 60 53 45 41 58
10 Baltabek Nurakhmetov 65 115 158 197 228 283
  day total 65 50 43 39 31 55
11 Odgiiv Jadambaa 63 113 153 195 230 283
  day total 63 50 40 42 35 53
12 Rimas Jakelaitis 61 114 140 200 211 281
  day total 61 53 26 60 11 70
13 Joe Cleary 59 114 158 203 235 275
  day total 59 55 44 45 32 40
14 Ronnie Wong 70 113 156 182 209 271
  day total 70 43 43 26 27 62
15 Mark McCaslin 58 96 135 174 187 264
  day total 58 38 39 39 13 77
16 Ashirvad Bello Zaiantchick 61 101 141 181 212 258
  day total 61 40 40 40 31 46
17 Rupasena Hoerbinger 57 100 150 185 209 255
  day total 57 43 50 35 24 46
18 Oleg Shestov 57 98 146 181 206 255
  day total 57 41 48 35 25 49
19 Marius Lacasse 48 82 111 138 155 175
  day total 48 34 29 27 17 20
Women
  Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
1 Susan Marshall 71 132 195 266 334 408
  day total 71 61 63 71 68 74
2 Kim Allan 98 161 220 280 330 364
  day total 98 63 59 60 50 34
3 Vera Kalishmanova 72 130 183 228 277 332
  day total 72 58 53 45 49 55
4 Petra Kasperova 64 126 178 226 271 319
  day total 64 62 52 48 45 48
5 Alla Kravchenko 74 128 179 223 267 309
  day total 74 54 51 44 44 42
6 Ashadeep Volkhardt 68 118 160 204 241 301
  day total 68 50 42 44 37 60
7 Divyata Kryuchkova 61 101 151 208 254 300
  day total 61 40 50 57 46 46
8 Anna Eliseeva 60 105 155 200 244 294
  day total 60 45 50 45 44 50
9 Mattali Stebneva 55 97 140 185 225 265
  day total 55 42 43 45 40 40
10 Vedisha Papp 55 97 136 172 208 249
  day total 55 42 39 36 36 41
11 Durba Lee 55 94 127 164 200 243
  day total 55 39 33 37 36 43
12 Vikena Yutz 80 142 203 239 239 239
  day total 80 62 61 36 0 0
13 Pratishruti Khisamoutdinova 57 81 122 165 202 230
  day total 57 24 41 43 37 28
14 Shirley Kolakovich 49 66 84 109 129 162
  day total 49 17 18 25 20 33
15 Sumiya Lundeg 51 74 91 107 128 153
  day total 51 23 17 16 21 25

 

 

Perfection Journey

Updates from Utpal Marshall's daily blog.

1 May April 27….Finish (Always Something New)

Go to perfectionjourney.org

Race Webcam

We are working on getting this set up...

Video blog

Race director Rupantar LaRusso captures some of the sights and sounds of this unique race.

More videos

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 . . .

FROM LA GUARDIA AIRPORT:

Exit LaGuardia Airport following signs for the Grand Central Parkway (G.C.P) East. Take exit 9E Whitestone Expressway/Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Travel about 1/2 mile and take the Kennedy Airport Van Wyck Expressway South exit. Travel approx. 1 mile and get off at exit 11 Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Stay right and exit at Flushing Corona Park Meadow Lake. See directions to race site within Flushing Meadow Corona Park. (see Course Map)

FROM KENNEDY AIRPORT:

Exit Kennedy Airport to Van Wyck Expressway North. Drive approx. 5 miles to exit 12A East L.I. Expressway. Immediately on the left you will see a brown road sign announcing Meadow Lake. Turn left about 100 meters past this sign. This is a U-turn under the expressway which places you on the access road for the Van Wyck Expressway going South. Stay to your right and take the first exit you come to marked Flushing Meadow Corona Park/ Meadow Lake. See directions to race site within Flushing Meadow Corona Park. (see Course Map)

DIRECTIONS TO RACE SITE WITHIN FLUSHING MEADOW CORONA PARK:

After exiting the Van Wyck Expressway, make a right at the end of the exit. You are now in the Park and must obey the 5 mph speed limit. Continue approximately 1/2 mile keeping to the right. Cross over the small bridge (proceeding through a "Do Not Enter" sign) and stay left on the other side. Continue on the main road keeping Meadow Lake in sight. The race site is 400 meters from the bridge by the brick Park Comfort Station. You will see numerous large tents and the race setup area. (see Course Map)

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.