Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon

Rockland Lake State Park, Congers, New York

Flat, Fast, and Scenic!

Scenic, USATF certified race course
Free packaway backpack*
Medals for all finishers
Aid stations every mile
Fun and friendly race atmosphere
Bag Check
Free parking (if in by 8AM)
Post-race pancake breakfast!

About the event

Join us on Sunday, October 30, 2022, 8AM for the Sixth 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!


Bag check, aid stations every mile, free race shirt, medals for all finishers, and our famous post race pancake breakfast!

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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.

Previous Results

Race video

Slideshow of Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon at Rockland Lake State Park


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Start time

  • 8:00AM


  • $40 through Oct. 2
  • $50 through Oct. 20
  • $60 through Oct. 28, 5PM
  • No race-day registration


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  • USATF certified course (NY21034DNB)


Registration and Fees

Register Online through RedPodium (a small processing fee applies).  Registration also available through RunSignup and Active (processing fees are higher).

$40 through Oct. 2
$50 through Oct. 20
$60 through Oct. 28, 5PM

No race-day registration.  Entries cannot be transferred to another person.

Remember: Register early and save yourself a few bucks, guarantee yourself the race giveaway, and make things easier for us!


The Course

A scenic paved pathway around Rockland Lake, accurately measured USATF certified course.  Start is near Parking field 5, beginning with a 1.3 mile 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 included in the first lap, the subsequent three complete laps are considered laps 2,3,4. View Course Map >>


Race Packets

Choose Packet Shipping when registering ($6.75), to avoid the lines on race day and have your backpack and bib delivered to your door before the race.  Option available to US addresses only, through October 19.

For runners that do not choose packet shipping, packet pickup is available at the race site between 7:00-7:45AM.

To ensure you are included in the results, please wear your bib visibly on your stomach or chest throughout the race, not on your leg, back or underneath a jacket.  If you would like to avoid pinning your bib to your jacket or top, use of a bib belt is recommended ($10 on Amazon)


Packaway Backpacks

*Packaway backpacks are the giveaway for this race, guaranteed for all participants registered by October 16.
For participants registered after that date, remaining backpacks will be available after the race on a first-come first-serve basis.



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



Pancakes are more enjoyable when they're earned, and we're cooking 'em up fresh on race day!


Time Limits

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


Age Restrictions

All participants must be 16 or older on race day.



Will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours.



There are currently no COVID restrictions for outdoor events of this size in NY State Parks.  Masks are optional.  Those wishing to have a little extra space at the start can move towards the back where there is plenty of room to spread out.  Spectators are allowed.  If there are new restrictions imposed before the event, we will post them here and notify runners via email.



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 giveaways 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)