The Sri Chinmoy Marathon
Join an international field of runners from over 30 countries in this flat, fast, and scenic race!
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.
Video of the 2017 race
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.
On race day only, starting at 6:00 AM
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.
7-hour cutoff (2:00 PM), strictly enforced. No early starts.
Runners must be 18 or older to participate
Directions & Accommodation
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.
Super 8 Motel
47 Route 59
Nyack, NY 10960
Best Western Nyack on Hudson
40 Route 59
Nyack, NY 10960
About the Organisers
The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
Serving the running community for over 35 years...
Team Founder Sri Chinmoy
A lifelong advocate of fitness and self-transcendence...