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 Seventeenth 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.

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

Race start: 7AM SHARP.

NEW: Shuttle bus from Manhattan available!  (See details further down)

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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: Under 50
  • Top 3: 50-59
  • Top 2: 60-69
  • First Place: 70 and over


  • USATF Certified Course #NY11051JG, Sanctioned Event

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
Shuttle bus from Manhattan:  $30, 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.

Shuttle Bus from Manhattan

Sit back, relax, and let someone else do the driving!

Our dedicated shuttle bus service from Grand Central Station, Manhattan direct to Rockland Lake is available for an additional fee of $30 roundtrip per person. The option is available on both Redpodium and Active during the registration process.

5:30 AM departure, return by 2:00 PM. You must purchase shuttle seats in advance (no race-day walk-ups, sorry). The shuttle is open to non-participants as well - you can purchase additional seats for friends / relatives. Shuttle seats only (without race registration) can be purchased anytime on our RedPodium Registration page.  Please note that you must finish the Marathon in less than 6 hours in order to sign up for the shuttle.

Number Pickup

On race day only, starting at 6:00 AM

The Course

A beautifully scenic, "Pancake Flat", USATF certified 2.96 loop around Rockland Lake.  Race can be used as a Boston Qualifier.

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

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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 compete.

Directions & Accommodation

Driving directions

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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

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