The Sri Chinmoy Marathon

Rockland Lake State Park, Congers New York

Join an international field of runners from over 30 countries in this flat, fast, and scenic race!

Race can be used as a Boston qualifier
Aid stations every mile, plus main food station with all kinds of nice treats
All runners' laps counted
Medals for all finishers
Vegetarian meal served to all competitors after the race
Medical tent and post-race massage available
Free parking near race site (vehicles must enter before 8:00am)
Bag check

About the event

Welcome to the Sixteenth Annual Sri Chinmoy Marathon (previously called the Self-Transcendence Marathon) which takes place around Rockland Lake in Valley Cottage, New York - just 30 minutes from New York City.

Join us for a marathon you'll love to run!

Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in conjunction with the New York State Parks System.

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26.2 miles
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Start time

  • 7.00 AM


  • $50 through Jul. 31
  • $60 through Aug. 18


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Award categories

  • Male and Female
  • Top 7 Open
  • Top 3: 50-59
  • Top 2: 60-69
  • First: 70 and over


  • Certified 2.96 mile loop. Certification Course NY11051JG.

Race Details

How to Enter

Pre-registration is required to participate in this race, there will be no race-day registration.

Early registration: $50, through July 31
Late registration:  $60, through August 18

Register by mail: Download mail-in entry form.  We must RECEIVE your entry with payment no later than Aug. 18.  Entries received after Aug. 18 will NOT be accepted.
Register Online through RedPodium or Active (processing fee applies; RedPodium has lower fee)

No race-day registration.

Entries cannot be transferred to another person.

Number Pickup

On race day only, starting at 6:00 AM

The Course

A beautifully scenic, flat, USATF certified 2.96 loop around Rockland Lake.  View course map

Marathon = 8 full laps + 2.72 miles.  All runners' laps counted.


Men and Women's awards categories:

Under 50: Top 7, 50-59: Top 3, 60-69: Top 2, 70 & over: First Place.

Medals for all finishers

Awards ceremony at 12:15 PM


T-shirts provided for all participants.  T-shirt sizes are X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL.

Time Limit

7-hour cutoff (2:00 PM), strictly enforced.  No early starts.

Age Restrictions

Runners must be 18 or older to participate

Directions & Accommodation

Driving directions

Click here to open race location in Google maps

IMPORTANT: Vehicles must enter any parking lot inside the park BEFORE 8AM to avoid being charged the $8 NYS Parks imposed vehicle fee.

From New York City via NY State Thruway (Rt I-87): Take I- 87 over Tappan Zee Bridge: Take exit 11.   Go to traffic light and make a left onto Route 9W north.   The park is 2.25 miles on right. Follow signs to Start/Finish area.

From Northern New Jersey and points south of NYC: Head towards George Washington Bridge. Take Palisades Interstate Parkway North to Exit 4. Take a right onto 9W north.   Follow approximately 12 miles to Park.

From Southeast and Southern New Jersey: Take Garden State Parkway north to NY State Thruway south to Exit 11. Make a left onto Rt. 59 east. Make a left at next light onto Rt. 9W north.   Park is 2.25 miles on right.

Nearby hotels

Super 8 Motel
(845) 353-3880
47 Route 59
Nyack, NY 10960

Best Western Nyack on Hudson
(845) 358-8100
40 Route 59
Nyack, NY 10960

Click here for more hotels in the Nyack area.