Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon
Our Inaugural Half-Marathon!
About the event
Join us on Saturday, October 21, for the Inaugural Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon at Rockland Lake State Park, featuring a scenic, flat and fast 2.9 mile loop around the lake. The perfect “PR” race!
8:30 AM start. USATF certified course and sanctioned event.
NEW - Shuttle Bus from Manhattan available! (see details below)
Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the New York State Parks System.
- 8:30 AM
- $40 through Oct. 6
- $50 through Oct. 19, 5PM
- $60 race-day (IF available)
- USATF certified course and sanctioned event
Registration and Fees
We strongly recommend pre-registering for this event, race-day registration may not be available.
Register Online through RedPodium or Active. Processing fee applies (RedPodium has lower fee).
Register by mail: Download entry form. Entry must be postmarked NO LATER than Friday, October 6 to be accepted.
Early registration: $40 through Friday, October 6 (online or by mail)
Late registration: $50 through Thursday, October 19, 5:00 PM (online only)
Race-day registration, IF AVAILABLE: $60, 7:15-8:00 AM on race-day. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). Please check our race webpage on October 19 to see if race-day registration will be offered.
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 to Rockland Lake is available for an additional fee: $30 roundtrip per person through October 6, $40/person through October 19. The option is available on both Redpodium and Active while registering.
7AM departure, return by 1:30 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
Number pickup will be on race day only, between 7:15-8:15 AM
Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, October 6.
For participants registered after October 6, remaining T-Shirts will be available after the race on a first-come first-serve basis.
T-Shirt sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL
Men’s and Women’s awards categories:
Under 50: Top 7
50-59: Top 3
60-69: Top 2
70 and over: First place
Medals for all finishers
Awards ceremony at 11:00AM
Post-Race Pancake Breakfast!
Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable after you’ve run a race, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day! (yes, of course they're free!)
All participants have until 11:45 AM (3 hrs 15 minutes) to finish the race (minimum average pace of 15 min/mile).
All participants must be 16 or older to compete.
Rockland Lake State Park is about 45 min North of NYC, off the NY State Thruway (Rt I-87)
By far the easiest way to navigate is by opening the exact location of the race staging area in Google maps.
DO NOT enter "Rockland Lake State Park" into your navigation app, you'll end up in the wrong place at the north end of the lake, 1-1/2 miles away from the race!
There is a medium size parking lot - Parking Field 5 - right next to the race staging area. If that lot is full, then travel 1/2 mile south to Parking Field 4 (follow signs for “Bathhouse”). Allow 10 min to walk back to the race staging area.
IMPORTANT: you must enter any parking lot inside the park BEFORE 8AM to avoid being charged the $8 NYS Parks imposed vehicle fee.
Written Driving Directions
If you'd rather do it the old fashioned way...
From New York City via NY State Thruway (Rt I-87): Take I-87 North over Tappan Zee Bridge, then take exit 11. Go to traffic light and make a left onto Route 9W north. After 2.6 miles, turn right onto Rockland Lake Rd. into the park.
After the road curves to the right, immediately bear left following the sign for "Parking Fields 4 & 5". At the stop sign, turn left. After 0.2 miles, turn right at the sign for "Parking Fields 1, 2, 5, 6, Fishing Station", pass the booth, go 1/4 mile, the entrance to Parking Field 5 will be on your right.
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 6 miles then take I-87 North, follow directions above.
From Southeast and Southern New Jersey: Take Garden State Parkway north to NY State Thruway (I-87) South to Exit 11. Make a left onto Rt. 59 east. Make a left at next light onto Rt. 9W north. Follow directions at top, starting from "After 2.6 miles..."
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...