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.