Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon

Rockland Lake State Park, Congers, New York

Flat, Fast, and Scenic!

Scenic, USATF certified race course
The giveaway: Vacuum insulated drink bottle
Custom finisher medals
Aid stations every mile
Free finisher photos
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 27, 2024, 8AM for the Eighth 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, custom finisher medals, free finisher photos, 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.

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Race video

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


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Start time

  • 8:00AM


  • $40 through Sep. 29
  • $50 through Oct. 17
  • $60 through Oct. 25, 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, but processing fees are higher.

$40 through Oct. 1
$50 through Oct. 19
$60 through Oct. 27, 5PM

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!


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 ($7.95), to avoid the lines on race day and have your bib and giveaway delivered to your door before the race.  Option available to US addresses only, through October 16.  All packets will ship out on October 18.

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)



The giveaway for this race is a Sri Chinmoy Races vacuum insulated water bottle - keeps hot drinks piping hot and cold drinks ice cold!
Guaranteed for all participants registered by October 13.
For participants registered after that date, remaining giveaways 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

Custom medals for all finishers

Awards ceremony at 10:30 AM



Pancakes are more enjoyable when they're earned, and we're cooking 'em up fresh on race day!  With real maple syrup and whipped cream!  Mmmmm.......


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.



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.

It is a big park, we recommend using Google maps to avoid getting lost inside the park.

Plan to arrive in the park no later than 7am if you still need to pick up your race packet, and no later than 7:15am if you received your packet in the mail.

Driving:  Use this map link to take you directly to Parking Field #4, or type “Parking Field #4, Rockland Lake State Park” into Google maps.  DO NOT type in "Rockland Lake State Park" alone (without "Parking Field #4"), 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!  Field #4 is the large parking lot at the south end of the lake, accessed via the south entrance to the park.

After passing the toll booth* and entering the parking lot, immediately turn left and park as close to the northwest corner of the lot as you can (near the exit to the parking lot), to minimize walking distance to the race.

Walking from Parking Field #4 to Race-Day Central (Number pickup, bag check, start line, finish line, medical, etc.).  Allow 10 minutes.  Click this link for route.  Or, you can follow these simple walking directions:  From the parking lot, walk towards the lake.  Turn left when you reach the paved pathway next to the lake.  Follow for 0.4 miles, the first paved pathway on your left will lead you 50 meters up to Race-Day Central.  

*IMPORTANT: All vehicles must enter the parking lot BEFORE 8AM to avoid being charged the $10 NYS Parks imposed vehicle fee.