Sri Chinmoy Heart-Garden Celebration Sunday October 9, 2016
An annual event drawing participants from many countries, in celebration of Sri Chinmoy's life and love of running.
About the event
The Heart-Garden was dedicated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to Sri Chinmoy, the renowned peace philosopher, author, composer, artist, humanitarian and athlete, on October 11, 2006. Exactly one year later Sri Chinmoy passed away, leaving a vibrant legacy of world service and creativity in many fields. In celebration of his life, and his love of running, the international Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team inaugurated the Heart-Garden Two-Mile Race in October 2009, and it is now an annual event drawing participants from many countries.
For directions, please view map or view details below.
- 10:00 AM
Schedule and Driving Directions
10:00 am Welcome & Heart-Garden 2-mile Race start
10:30 am Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Torch received by officials and Olympians – Commemorative Torch Relay Walk (5 minutes).
The Peace Run is history’s largest torch relay fostering cultural exchange and wide youth participation and has been endorsed by dozens of heads of state, leaders from all faiths and national and international sports committees. The Run was founded in 1987 by peace visionary Sri Chinmoy and has travelled through 150 countries.
10:40 am Race Awards Presented
10:50 am A few words from NYC Parks officials and special guests
11:00 am Light Refreshments
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FROM LA GUARDIA AIRPORT:
Exit LaGuardia Airport following signs for the Grand Central Parkway (G.C.P) East. Take exit 9E Whitestone Expressway/Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Travel about 1/2 mile and take the Kennedy Airport Van Wyck Expressway South exit. Travel approx. 1 mile and get off at exit 11 Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Stay right and exit at Flushing Corona Park Meadow Lake. See directions to race site within Flushing Meadow Corona Park.
FROM KENNEDY AIRPORT:
Exit Kennedy Airport to Van Wyck Expressway North. Drive approx. 5 miles to exit 12A East L.I. Expressway. Immediately on the left you will see a brown road sign announcing Meadow Lake. Turn left about 100 meters past this sign. This is a U-turn under the expressway which places you on the access road for the Van Wyck Expressway going South. Stay to your right and take the first exit you come to marked Flushing Meadow Corona Park/ Meadow Lake. See directions to race site within Flushing Meadow Corona Park.
DIRECTIONS TO RACE SITE WITHIN FLUSHING MEADOW CORONA PARK:
After exiting the Van Wyck Expressway, make a right at the end of the exit. You are now in the Park and must obey the 5 mph speed limit. Continue approximately 1/2 mile keeping to the right. Cross over the small bridge (proceeding through a"Do Not Enter" sign) and stay left on the other side. Continue on the main road keeping Meadow Lake in sight. The race site is 400 meters from the bridge by the brick Park Comfort Station.
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...