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.

Our First Day and All Is Well! Our First Day and All Is Well! A collage of first-day photos from Alakananda.






P1090054_0.jpgMoments in Paradise: A personal account of the Self-Transcendence 10 Day Race 2010 by Shashanka Michael Karlen

No, no, no! It is not that I was running10 days in paradise! On the contrary many hours were physically and mentally very hard work.

No, no, no! This is not 10 days of vacation from work with easy jogging in a nice park. On the contrary, several of the 75 runners, already on day 2 or 3, would have probably preferred to be at work than at Flushing Meadows Park. . . .



Awards Ceremony Speech by Sahishnu:

Dear Friends, Special guests, Excellencies, Esteemed runners,

Good afternoon, and welcome to the awards presentation of the 15th Annual Ten Day and 13th Annual 6 Day Race.

For the past week and a half the runners present have circumnavigated a course of  one mile numerous times, against all kinds of elements. . .


JG1_5609[1]_0.jpgNotes and Thanks from Mark Dorion:

This year's Self-Transcendence 6 and 10 Day Races in New York's Flushing Meadows-Corona Park are over, but in my heart and dreams they continue...I am currently washing two week's worth of dirty laundry and chasing my kids around the yard . . .