Six and Ten Day Races 2017

In Flushing Meadows, New York the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team are promoting the twenty-second annual Sri Chinmoy Ten Day Race. The event also encompasses a six-day race. The event was founded by Sri Chinmoy as a means to promote the ideal of self-transcendence – giving runners the opportunity to stretch their capacities – physical, mental and spiritual.

Start Ten Day Race. Photo Utpal.

This year’s event has attracted an international field from across the world, including a total of 68 runners. Continue reading “Six and Ten Day Races 2017”

Ultra-Runners racing towards enlightenment

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team promote many ultra distance races, including the 24 hour race in London. In the latest edition of “The Week”, a popular British news magazine, a featured article was about the efforts of self-transcendence by the various competitors who take on this challenge.

The article, written by Adharanand Finn a journalist for the Guardian, gives glimpses into the motivation and joys of both those helping to set up the race and the runners who spend 24 hours racking up the miles. Continue reading “Ultra-Runners racing towards enlightenment”

New world records at Sri Chinmoy Races

New world records were set at recent 24 hour races  organised by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in both London and Ottawa.

At the London self-transcendence 24 hour race, veteran Geoff Oliver set new no fewer than 7 world records for the 80+ category. These records included 50 miles in 10:20:31 and distance marks at 12 hours of 89.732 kms and 24 hours of 152.295 kms.


Geoff has been a regular participant at the London Sri Chinmoy A.C. races in the past 20 years, and after the event thanked the organisers for the great organisation and atmosphere of the race. (Geoff rewrites Ultra records)

In the Ottawa 24 hour self-transcendence race in Canada, Jon Olsen set a new American 100-mile track record of 11:59:28! The overall winner of the Ottawa 24 hour race was Marylou Corino with 197.0 km. (Ottawa 24 hour at Sri Chinmoy Races) Continue reading “New world records at Sri Chinmoy Races”

Self-Transcendence Triathlon

In early June the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Bristol, England hosted its second triathlon event in the seaside town of Portishead. Somerset.

Billed as the “Self-Transcendence Somerset Try-a-Tri”, the race was aimed at first time triathletes and was sold out months in advance and took place on  June 9th 2013.


“For us, it’s not just a race” said organiser Garga Chamberlain of the Sri Chinmoy Triathlon Club, “It’s a chance to introduce beginners to a new and exciting sport, and to the philosophy of Self-Transcendence that Sri Chinmoy put at the heart of all his sporting endeavours. Sri Chinmoy himself came up with the idea of our club putting on triathlon events here in the UK, and that makes it a very special race for us – we see it as a tribute to our club’s founder.”


The event was blessed with warm, sunny weather (by no means assured in the English summer months!) and was thoroughly enjoyed by the hundred new triathletes who took part. The winner, Joe Gillett, completed the 264m swim, 17k cycle and 4k run in 1 hour and 9 seconds. All 100 entrants successfully completed the course, the last finisher coming over the line in just under 2 hours.

For full race results and a photo gallery of the event:


New trail records set

Two Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team members are currently high up on the honors board for Auckland’s iconic Hillary Trail’s fastest completion times. The Hillary Trail is  normally a self-guided four day tramp through 77km of native forest and along the wild coast of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. It connects various park tracks and basic backcountry campgrounds. The trail captures Sir Edmund Hillary’s sense of adventure and introduces the hardy to the joys of overnight camping and remote trails.

VajinIn recent years the trail has become a popular one-day challenge, with trail runners competing for fastest times. In April, 2013 Vajin Armstrong completed the fastest ever unsupported solo run in 8 hrs 47 minutes. Fellow SCMT runner Nelson Myers-Daly, a 20 year old Aucklander, set the third fastest time just weeks ago with a great time of 9 hours, 33 minutes.

The Hillary Trail website notes: “The Trail epitomises the sense of adventure and personal achievement that Ed Hillary himself championed and was renowned for. It is not a walk in the park – but a chance for well-prepared trampers to experience the diverse, and often challenging west coast. The ARC hopes that creating an opportunity like this, in close proximity to urban Auckland, will inspire Aucklanders to get outdoors and experience the wilderness that exists on their own doorstep.”

All your insurmountable obstacles.
You are bound to succeed.

– Sri Chinmoy [1]

Vajin has won the famed Kepler Challenge race in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park three consecutive times as well as many international trail races. An inspiring video of his races can be seen at: You tube

For further information on the Hillary Trail visit:




[1] Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 259, Agni Press, 1998

Sri Chinmoy Triathlon Festival celebrates its 30th edition

In 1984, the Australian Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team staged the first triathlon ever held in the Canberra region. Recently the 30th such triathlon event staged by the Team took place, with 4 races over a weekend.

There was a Junior and Open Joyathlon for youth competitors, followed by a Sprint and Classic Triathlon.

The Australian Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has gained a reputation as one of the country’s best organisers of race events.

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Sri Chinmoy Heart-Garden Race

On 9th October,  a two mile race was organised to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the dedication of the Sri Chinmoy Heart-Garden in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York.

Dignitaries including former Olympians hold the World Harmony Run torch and offer their good wishes for peace.

Sri Chinmoy Heart Garden

The Sri Chinmoy Heart-Garden was dedicated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to Sri Chinmoy, on October 11, 2006. Exactly one year later Sri Chinmoy passed away, leaving a vibrant legacy of world service and creativity in many fields.

The Heart-Garden Two-Mile Race, first held in October 2009, is an annual event organised by Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team to celebrate the legacy and vision for world peace offered by Sri Chinmoy.


Everything that is beautiful,
Inspiring and aspiring
Can easily be found
Inside our heart-garden.

– Sri Chinmoy 1


2011 6 and 10 Day Race

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team are currently promoting the 16th edition of the 6 and 10 day ultra day event in Flushing Meadows, New York.

Start of Ten Day Race

photo by Prabhakar. more photos at Sri Chinmoy Races




6 and 10 Day Race 2010

The Self-Transcendence 6 and 10 day race, organised by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team is well under way with  many runners clocking up big mileages.

Photo by Jowan. The sleepless action of the race.

The race was initiated by founder Sri Chinmoy, who himself ran several marathons and ultra-marathons. These ultra day races offer competitors and helpers an opportunity to transcend their own limitations – both physical, mental and spiritual.

“Self-transcendence gives us joy in boundless measure. When we transcend ourselves, we do not compete with others. We do not compete with the rest of the world, but at every moment we compete with ourselves. “

Excerpt from The Vision-Sky Of California by Sri Chinmoy.

Photo by Alakananda. – Smiling through the rain and miles. The 10 day race never stops

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2 Mile Races

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team sponsors 2 mile races around the world.

You can view some of the upcoming 2 mile races around the world at Sri Chinmoy Races

More races will be added soon.

“Try to be a runner, and try all the time to surpass and go beyond all that is bothering you and standing in your way. Be a real runner so that ignorance, limitation and imperfection will all drop far behind you in the race.”

Excerpt from The Outer Running And The Inner Running by Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy Heart Garden Race

On October 10th 2009, a Two Mile Race was held in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York to celebrate the anniversary of the Sri Chinmoy Heart Garden.


Participants were joined by several Olympians, including track and field legend Carl Lewis, Russian runner Olesya Zykina and New York Athletic Club founder Bill Lumpp. Local Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) was also present saying of the event:

“This race and this day are yet another example of the boundless inspiration that Sri Chinmoy has always provided to those who are young at heart,”


Start of the Race

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