#122. The Start of the 3100 Mile Race (Queens, New York – June 17, 2018)

Welcome to the 22nd 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.

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 am 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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Media articles from previous years:
The New York Times • Sports Illustrated • The Times of London • The Wall Street Journal  • The Washington Post • Harpers Magazine • More media articles » 

#121. Sri Chinmoy 7&13-Hour Race (Magnuson Park, Seattle – May 19, 2018)

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

#118. Finish of 6- & 10-Day Race (New York – April 27, 2018)

The Twenty-First Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race started on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon, EDT. This race is held concurrently with the Twenty-Third Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race which started on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon, EDT. Both races ended on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12 noon, EDT. The races were previously called The Self-Transcendence Six and Ten-Day Races. Both races are invitational races and entry is based upon the race director’s discretion.
These races feature an international field of runners who come to test their endurance, skill with pacing, and ability to recover from the stress of constantly moving. The competitors run with minimal sleep, all the while trying to accumulate as many miles as possible.
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. In other words, plan for any conceivable weather condition, including rain and windy conditions.

  • To view the list of runners for the 2018 6- and10-Day Races please click here.
  • For great photos from the race please click here and here from Pranjal.
  • Don’t miss the daily blog Perfection Journey by Utpal.

 

#117. Start of 6-Day Race (New York – April 21, 2018)

The Twenty-First Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race started on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon, EDT. This race is held concurrently with the Twenty-Third Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race which started on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon, EDT. Both races end on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12 noon, EDT. The races were previously called The Self-Transcendence Six and Ten-Day Races. Both races are invitational races and entry is based upon the race director’s discretion.
These races feature an international field of runners who come to test their endurance, skill with pacing, and ability to recover from the stress of constantly moving. The competitors run with minimal sleep, all the while trying to accumulate as many miles as possible.
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. In other words, plan for any conceivable weather condition, including rain and windy conditions.

  • To view the list of runners for the 2018 6/10 Day Races please click here.
  • For great photos from the race please click here and here from Pranjal.
  • Don’t miss the daily blog Perfection Journey by Utpal.

 

#116. Start of 10-Day Race (New York – April 17, 2018)

The Twenty-Third Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race started on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon, EDT. This race is held concurrently with the Twenty-First Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race which starts on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon, EDT. Both races end on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12 noon, EDT. The races were previously called The Self-Transcendence Six and Ten-Day Races. Both races are invitational races and entry is based upon the race director’s discretion.

These races feature an international field of runners who come to test their endurance, skill with pacing, and ability to recover from the stress of constantly moving. The competitors run with minimal sleep, all the while trying to accumulate as many miles as possible.

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. In other words, plan for any conceivable weather condition, including rain and windy conditions.

  • To view the list of runners for the 2018 6/10 Day Races please click here.
  • For great photos from the race please click here and here from Pranjal.
  • Don’t miss the daily blog Perfection Journey by Utpal.

#112. Interview with Samunnati – December 2017

Samunnati Lehonkova is an Olympic marathon runner who took up running at an early age after becoming a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. In this short video, Samunnati talks about how she started meditation and running at the same time, and how she attempts to practice self-transcendence through her running and other aspects of life. Samunnati is an accomplished marathon runner, having represented Ukraine at the 2016 Olympics and has won the Dublin Marathon (twice) Belfast Marathon and Los Angeles.

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#111. Dr. Davidson Hepburn welcoming 2018 Peace Run start from Sofia

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global torch relay dedicated to the simple idea that world peace begins within the heart of each individual. Founded in 1987 by Sri Chinmoy, the Peace Run has covered over 395,000 miles (632,000 km) in over 150 nations and has touched the lives of millions.

This year European Peace Run 2018 was launched on Tuesday 27th February in Sofia, Bulgaria with a prestigious opening ceremony bringing together children from several schools to celebrate Peace through Sports, Art, Poetry, Dance and Environmental Awareness. Runners will carry the torch through Europe on a 7-month journey to a grand finish in Lisbon, Portugal on October 8th.

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