Welcome to the twentieth annual Sri Chinmoy Marathon, taking place on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 7AM around beautiful Rockland Lake in Congers, New York - just 45 minutes north of New York City. This race is a Boston Qualifier.
Aid stations every mile, included custom tech shirt, custom medals for all finishers, medical support, post race vegetarian meal!
Event details and schedule
A beautifully scenic, flat and fast USATF certified 2.95 mile loop around the shores of Rockland Lake. Just shy of 9 laps = Marathon. All runners’ laps counted.
REGISTRATION AND FEES:
$60 through July 31 (race shirt guaranteed)
$75 through August 21, 10AM
Register by mail: Visit our website to download entry form. Mail-in entries received after August 18 will NOT be accepted. No race-day entries.
SHUTTLE BUS FROM MANHATTAN:
Sit back, relax, and let someone else do the driving! Our dedicated shuttle bus service from Grand Central Station, Manhattan direct to Rockland Lake is available for an additional fee of $35 roundtrip per person. The option is available during the registration process.
5:15 AM departure, return by 2:30 ~ 3PM. You must purchase shuttle seats in advance (no race-day walk-ups, sorry). Shuttle seats only (without race registration) can be purchased anytime on our RedPodium Registration page. Please note that you must finish the Marathon in less than 6 hours in order to sign up for the shuttle.
Race start is at 7:00AM SHARP. Strictly no early starts.
All participants, including late starters, will be timed from the actual gun time, regardless of the runner's actual start time. Please allow yourself at least 10 minutes before the race to walk from the number pickup area to the race start. The race clock starts ticking for everyone at 7AM!
Choose Packet Shipping when registering ($5.95), to avoid the lines on race day and have your shirt and bib delivered to your door before the race. Option available for US addresses only, through August 12.
For runners that do not choose packet shipping, packet pickup is available at the race site between 6:00-6:45AM.
Race shirts guaranteed for all participants that register by July 31. Shirts are your choice of Unisex/Men's or Women's Fitted, in sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL. We will do our best to provide shirts for runners who register after July 31, but no guarantees - register early!
There will be three aid stations on the loop, approximately one each mile. All will have water and Cytomax. The main aid station, next to Race-Day Central, will have fruit, chips, snacks, etc.
Men and Women's awards categories:
Under 50: Top 7
50-59: Top 3
60-69: Top 2
70 & over: First Place.
Medals for all finishers
Awards ceremony 12:15 PM.
Served starting at 11:30AM
7-hour cutoff (2:00 PM), strictly enforced. 1:15PM is the latest any runner can begin their final lap. No early starts.
Runners must be 18 or older to compete.
There are currently no Covid restrictions for outdoor events of this size in NY State Parks. Masks are optional. Those wishing to have a little extra space at the start can move towards the back where there is plenty of room to spread out. Spectators are allowed. Medical support, however, will be limited, for emergencies only. No massages, etc.
If there are new restrictions imposed before the event, we will post them here and notify runners via email.
Results will be posted on our website within 24 hours
EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY
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 severe weather conditions;
the event will be converted to a virtual one. Registered participants will still receive race shirts 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.
Please visit our race page for further race details.
From race directors to course monitors, all Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team races are staffed by its own volunteers since the Team’s inauguration in 1977 by its founder and fitness advocate, Sri Chinmoy.
Today, the SCMT organizes over 1,700 races a year in 27 countries across 4 continents, ranging from short kids fun-runs, to marathons to the world’s longest certified road race – the annual Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race (yes, 3,100 miles, it’s not a typo). We love running and putting on races – we hope you enjoy the friendly atmosphere we provide, free of commercial sponsors.