The Sri Chinmoy Invitational Marathon
A members-only marathon for those who have run faster than Sri Chinmoy's fastest marathon time of 3:55:07 within the past 10 years
About the event
Sri Chinmoy loved the challenge of the marathon distance and in fact completed 22 marathons in a period from March 1979 through February 1983. To honor his fastest marathon time of 3:55:07 (ran on March 25, 1979 in the Heart-Watchers Marathon in Toledo, OH), every April an invitational marathon is held only for members of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team who have ran faster than 3:55:07 and within the past 10 years. The race was originally held in Flushing Meadows Park but since 2016 has moved to our 2 mile race course in Queens.
Following are the words to a song Sri Chinmoy wrote in honor of the marathon:
"Marathon, marathon, marathon,
O kindling, streaming flames
Of great Olympic Games,
O Greece-world vision-height,
Divinity's supreme Grace."
A Slideshow by Cristian of the 2013 Invitational Marathon
Marathon (.87 mile loop)
- 7:00 am
- Day of Race registration only
About the Organisers
The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
Serving the running community for over 40 years...
Team Founder Sri Chinmoy
A lifelong advocate of fitness and self-transcendence...