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 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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- 7.00 AM
- $50 through Jul. 31
- $60 through Aug. 18
- 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
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.
On race day only, starting at 6:00 AM
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.
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 compete.
Directions & Accommodation
Rockland Lake State Park is about 45 min North of NYC, off the NY State Thruway (Rt I-87). There is no public transportation to the park.
Please read through these directions completely before starting your drive:
Rockland Lake State Park is a big park, by far the easiest way to navigate to Race-Day Central is to start out by using this google map link which will take you to the northern park entrance off of Route 9W (at Lake Road). Alternatively, you can enter the following address into any GPS, which will take you to the same park entrance:
972 Route 9W, Congers, NY 10920
Then, immediately after turning into the park, make your first right turn towards Parking Field 5. follow the road down for 1 mile (pass Parking Field 6), Parking Field 5 will be on your left. Race-Day Central will be between on the grass between the parking lot and the lake loop pathway.
Please note that the southern entrance off of Route 9W is also at "Lake Road" (we know... it's totally confusing), that's why we recommend using the link or address above, then follow the written directions the last mile.
You can also click this link for the exact location of the race staging area in Google maps, however if you are driving from points south of Rockland Lake, most GPSs will try to take you through the southern park entrance off of Route 9W, and the road leading to Parking Field 5 from this entrance is CLOSED. That's why we recommend using the first link (or address), then follow the written directions.
DO NOT type "Rockland Lake State Park" into your GPS, you'll end up in the wrong part of the park at the north end of the lake, 1-1/2 miles away from the race!
IMPORTANT: you must enter any parking lot inside the park BEFORE 8AM to avoid being charged the $8 NYS Parks imposed vehicle fee.
If Parking Field 5 is full, backtrack (go North) 3/4 mile to Parking Field 6.
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 40 years...
Team Founder Sri Chinmoy
A lifelong advocate of fitness and self-transcendence...