Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon
Flat, Fast, and Scenic!
About the event
Join us on Sunday, October 24, 2021, for the Fifth Annual Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon at Rockland Lake State Park, featuring a scenic, "pancake flat" and fast course around the lake. Set a new PR while taking in the beautiful views!
Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the New York State Parks System.
All proceeds from this event support the Self-Transcendence 3,100 mile race, the world's longest certified foot race.
Slideshow of Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon at Rockland Lake State Park
Registration and Fees
$40 through Sep. 26
$50 through Oct. 14 (Race shirt guaranteed)
$60 until online registration closes
No race-day registration. Entries cannot be transferred to another person.
Remember: Register early and save yourself a few bucks, guarantee yourself a race shirt, and make things easier for us!
A scenic paved pathway around Rockland Lake, accurately measured USATF certified course. Start is near Parking field 5, beginning with one 1.3 mile "mini-lap" (out-and back section along the south end of the lake), then four complete 2.96 mile laps of the lake (clockwise), finishing again near Parking Field 5. For the purposes of lap counting, the initial 1.3 mile section is called a "mini-lap", the subsequent four complete laps are considered laps 1,2,3,4. View Course Map >>
Choose Packet Shipping when registering ($5.95), to avoid the lines on race day and have your shirt and bib delivered to your door before the race. Otherwise, packet pickup is available at the race site from 7:30-8:00 AM before the race.
Free race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by October 14.
For participants registered after October 14, remaining shirts will be available after the race on a first-come first-serve basis.
Shirt sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL
Half-Marathon - Men's 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 10:45 AM
All participants have until 11:30AM to finish the race, which is a minimum average pace of 15 min/mile.
All participants must be 16 or older on race day.
Will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours.
As of July 1, ALL Covid restrictions have been lifted for events under 500 attendees in NY State Parks. If there are any changes before the race, we will notify registered runners by email.
EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY
We live in uncertain times. If we are forced to cancel this event owing to circumstances beyond our control, including, but not limited to:
- New or modified COVID-19 regulations/restrictions imposed by park officials or city or state governments;
- Unsafe conditions in the park, such as excessive snow or ice on the roadways, or other severe weather related conditions;
the event will be converted to a virtual one. Registered participants will still receive race shirts and finisher medals in the mail upon completion of the virtual race, and trophies will be mailed to winners as per the awards breakdown above.
Race Credit / Refund Policy
Please view our policy here before submitting a request for refund or credit.
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:
962 S 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 the south end of the parking lot and the lake loop pathway.
Please note that the southern entrance to the park 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.
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 $10 NYS Parks imposed vehicle fee.
If Parking Field 5 is full, backtrack (go North) 3/4 mile to Parking Field 6. (Allow 10 minutes to walk back to Race-Day Central)
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...