#176. The Sri Chinmoy La Jolla Swim & Run (San Diego – May 19, 2019)

The Sri Chinmoy La Jolla Swim & Run begins with a 1-mile ocean swim from La Jolla Shores Beach followed by either a 5K or a 10K on the flat-packed sand at water’s edge. Participate as either an individual or relay team. Chip timing, finisher’s medals and great refreshments for all. Age-group awards for individuals as well as awards to top relay teams. Sponsored by Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team. Swim course monitored by San Diego City Lifeguards. A fun event in the beautiful San Diego surf and sand!

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To find out more, visit the official website: www.srichinmoyraces.org

 

#175. How Running Can Transform Your Life. Discover who you are with Sanjay Rawal

When we think about running, most of us think of it as a form of physical exercise – something that we do to lose weight, look better or stay healthy. Some of us like to measure how far and how quickly we can run. But running can be so much more than that. What if someone told you that running could be a tool to transform your life? This week, film-maker and inspirational human being, Sanjay Rawal, is here to do just that.

Whilst making his latest film (3100: Run and Become), Sanjay followed the most elite multi-day race in the world – the 3,100-mile race, which takes place on the streets of Queens, New York City each summer. He also followed the Kalahari Bushman and a group of Japanese Monks. What was common amongst all three groups of people was that they performed superhuman feats with the sole goal of spiritual growth. Sanjay talks about their individual journeys and what we can all learn from them.

Through physical exertion, Sanjay believes that we can all understand who we are and connect to something bigger than ourselves. We discuss how modern life presents many obstacles for us, but Sanjay explains how we can all achieve self-expansion, whether we are running or simply walking down the road. This is an incredible conversation – I think you will really enjoy it.

Find out more about 3100 Film:

Articles: BBC – Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence:

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#174. Colours of Peace (Seattle, WA – September 21, 2019)

‘Colours of Peace’ comes to the Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion for its first celebration in the United States honoring the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st, 2019.

1000 works from Seattle area school kids are joined by over 200 works of art from 20 countries on loan from the permanent Colors of Peace collection in Italy.

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  • The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run news page
  • Photos available here

To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org.

#173. Day 48 of 3100-mile race: Ashprihanal Finish

Welcome to the 48th day of 23rd Annual Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Called ‘The Mount Everest of ultramarathons’ by The New York Times, this is the longest certified footrace in the world. 

Ashprihanal completed the race in 47 days, 1 hour, and 39 minutes.  An average of 65.864 miles a day (105.998 km).  That is the 36th best performance in the history of the race out of 156 performances.  And he is still on top of the board of the 43 runners. In 2015 he won the 19th Annual Self-Transcendence Race in 40 days+09:06:21, taking 23 hours,10 minutes off the record held by German legend Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk. Ashprihanal averaged 76.776 miles per day (123.559 km).

Here are the links into

To find out more, visit the official website: www.srichinmoyraces.org

#172. Sri Chinmoy 7&13-Hour Race (Magnuson Park, Seattle – May 18, 2019)

Two timed races that will challenge your physical and mental endurance and stamina. The loop course is on mixed trails through Magnuson Park and along the waterfront of Lake Washington. Timed events offer the runner a steady format to focus on their pacing, running form and mental and physical fortitude. Plus you get to see your friends throughout the race!

  • For photos from the race please click here

To find out more, visit the official website: www.srichinmoyraces.org

#171. Peace Run Toronto (The Parliament of the World’s Religions – November 1-7, 2018)

In November of 2018, The Parliament of the World’s Religions was held in Toronto, Canada. The Peace Torch was passed around this at International gathering to people of all faiths and backgrounds and many expressed their heartfelt wishes and prayers for world peace.

https://www.peacerun.org/ca/news/2018/1113/3332/

To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org.

#170. The Start of the 3100 Mile Race (Queens, New York – June 16, 2019)

Welcome to the 23rd Annual Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Called ‘The Mount Everest of ultramarathons’ by The New York Times, this is the longest certified footrace in the world. It attracts athletes from around the world who want to test themselves against this daunting distance, transcend their own previous capacity, and participate in a great adventure. Along the way, they may also set new world records and gain spiritual insights.

Athletes are able to test themselves in a format, unlike any other ultra-marathon event. In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles in 52 days, they must log an average of 59.6 miles per day. The runners begin at 6 a.m. and run for extended periods throughout the day, taking breaks as needed. If they want to, they can continue as late as 12 midnight when the course closes for the night.

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#169. Plant a Tree for World-Harmony

International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. The United Nations General Assembly, noting that Earth Day is observed each year in many countries, decided to designate April 22 as International Mother Earth Day through resolution A/RES/63/278, adopted in 2009. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries. 

Sri Chinmoy Centre has several projects that are directly supportive of the ideals of these two concerns.
 They include such tree planting programs with community and school children as, “Plant a Tree for World-Harmony”. In this ceremony the children each help to plant a tree and promise to help take care of it so that it grows, by watering it and protecting it. 
   With that an art poster created by Sri Chinmoy with the ”Plant a Tree for World-Harmony” slogan on it is presented to the school to remind the children of their responsibility to help make earth a better place to live. 
  Sri Chinmoy had also written many, many poems and aphorisms about trees with the message of love of nature which he had hoped would bring concern for earth to the fore front of modern day human awareness.

#168. Finish of ​6- & 10-Day Race (New York – May 2, 2018)

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race starts on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT. This race is held concurrently with the Twenty-Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race which starts on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT. Both races end on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 noon, EDT. The races were previously called The Self-Transcendence Six and Ten-Day Races.

The course is a very flat, scenic, 1k loop in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake. Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 11ºC and 21ºC with extremes at 1ºC and 32ºC.

#167. Start of 6-Day Race (New York – April 26, 2019)

The Twenty-Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race started on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT, and will finish on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 noon, EDT. 

The course is a very flat, scenic, 1k loop in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake. Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 11ºC and 21ºC with extremes at 1ºC and 32ºC.