38th Anniversary of Sri Chinmoy's Chico Marathon Run
By Rupantar LaRussoauthor bio »
Sunday, 5 March, 2017
About the author:
Rupantar has been the race director of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team since 1985, having been asked by Sri Chinmoy to serve in that capacity. As well as working on the big races the US Marathon Team organise each year - the 3100 Mile Race and the Six and 10 Day Race - he also spends a considerable amount of time archiving the Marathon Team's 40 year history on this website.
The Start of Chico Anniversary Run
Lyalya and Ratuji during Chico Marathon Anniversary Run
Mario during Chico Marathon Anniversary Run
Roger during Chico Anniversary Run
Gundega During Chico Anniversary Run
A Special Friend Visits the Chico Marathon Anniversary Run
Winner of Chico Anniversay Run Queens NY
Arpan After Finishing Chico Anniversary Run
It was a cold and windly March 5th when over 25 of Sri Chinmoy's disciples prepared for the start of a marathon to honor their mediitation teacher's first marathon run at the Bidwell Classic Marathon, Chico, California on March 2, 1979. Dispite temperatures in the teens, 15 of the runners completed the race with local runner Sasha winning in 3:43:57. The girls best time was by Harita in 4:12:02. Many local runners participated by running various distance during the marathon run.
Sri Chinmoy completed 22 marathons in his brief marathon career but encourage his students to continue marathon running as a means to maintaining and increasing both physical and spiritual fitness. Similar celebrations honoring Sri Chinmoy's Chico marathon run were held throughout the world.
Sri Chinmoy Chico, California Marathon Anniversary Run, Queens, NY 4/5/2017: Finishers