Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon

Rockland Lake State Park, Congers, New York

Flat, Fast, and Scenic!

Scenic race course
Medals for all finishers
Accurately measured USATF certified course
Free T-shirt
Bag Check
Aid stations every mile
Post-race pancake breakfast!
Fun and friendly race atmosphere

About the event

Join us on Sunday, October 21, for the Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon at Rockland Lake State Park, featuring a scenic, "pancake flat" and fast 2.9 mile loop around the lake. The perfect PR race!

8:30 AM start.

Accurately measured USATF certified course.

NEW - Shuttle Bus from Manhattan available!  (see details below)

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

Previous Results

Race video

Slideshow of Oct 21, 2017 Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon at Rockland Lake State Park


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Start time

  • 8:30 AM


  • $40 through Oct. 5
  • $50 through Oct. 19, 5PM
  • $60 race-day, 7:30-8:15AM


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  • USATF certified course (NY17074JG)


Registration and Fees

We strongly recommend pre-registering for this event, race-day registration may not be available.

Register by mail: (avoid processing fee) Download entry form.  Entry must be postmarked NO LATER than Friday, October 5 to be accepted.

Register Online through RedPodium or Active.  Processing fee applies, RedPodium has lower fee.

Early registration:  $40 through Friday, October 5 (by mail, or online)
Late registration:  $50 through Friday, October 19, 5:00 PM (online only)
Race-day registration:  $60, 7:30-8:15 AM on race-day.  Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards).

For fees for the Shuttle Bus from Manhattan, please see the section below.

Remember: Register early and save yourself a few bucks, guarantee yourself a T-shirt, and make things easier for us!

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: $25 roundtrip per person through October 5, $35/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

The Course

A scenic paved pathway around Rockland Lake.  Start is near Parking field 5, begins with a 1.3 mile out-and back section along the south end of the lake (past the pool and back), then four complete laps of the lake (clockwise), finishing again near Parking Field 5.  For the purposes of lap counting, the first 1.3 mile section is included in the first lap.  4 laps = Half-Marathon, including the first "long" lap.
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Number Pickup

Number pickup will be on race day only, between 7:30-8:15 AM


Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, October 5.
For participants registered after October 5, 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 10:45AM

Post-Race Pancake Breakfast!

Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable when they’re earned, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day! And yes, friends and family are welcome to dig in, too.

Time Limits

All participants have until 11:45 AM (3 hrs 15 minutes) to finish the race, which is a minimum average pace of 15 min/mile.

Age Restrictions

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).  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 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.