The Twentieth Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race
The world's longest certified road race, taking place from 6 am to midnight for 52 days.
About the event
Welcome to the 20th 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. They must average 59.6 miles per day- for 52 straight days - in order to reach 3100 miles. The surface is concrete sidewalks around a playground, ball fields, and the confines of a vocational high school, and all in a city neighborhood setting. They must run these miles in an 18-hour daily format. The physical and psychological demands are prodigious, if not overwhelming. Thus, participation is limited to invited athletes who have a resume of multi-day running experience and elite endurance abilities. Entry into the race is at the Race Director's discretion.
We hope that the race serves as an inspiration for people in all walks of life to ‘go the extra mile’ or reach their own highest potential in whatever they do. Our race founder Sri Chinmoy often used ‘self-transcendence’ as the cornerstone of his philosophy. He said,” The supreme secret or goal will be to transcend our own capacities. We will not try to defeat others. We will try only to constantly transcend ourselves. We must try to develop universal goodwill. When transcending ourselves, we will not fight with ourselves.”
Spirit of a Runner - a documentary
From filmmaker Jessie Beers-Altman, this is the most in-depth documentary about the 3100 Mile Race made yet. The race follows 13-time finisher Suprabha Beckjord as she aims to complete the 2008 edition of the race. Spirit of a Runner challenges our definition of possibility, as it explores the enduring capacity of the human heart.
- 6:00 am every day
The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
Serving the running community for over 35 years...
Team Founder Sri Chinmoy
A lifelong advocate of fitness and self-transcendence...
- Trophies to all finishers
- USAT&F Certified Course NY12013JG
- UST&F Sanction 2015
- IAU Bronze Label 2015
Blogs and Photos
Blogs by current participants
- Stutisheel Lebedyev
- Grahak Cunningham - Grahak has also written a book 'Running beyond the marathon' about his 3100 mile experiences, which you can purchase from the site.
Perfection-Journey - Utpal Marshall's daily in-depth stories, photos, and videos from the 3100
- More photos can be found here. ( a time-lapse video of the 3100 Mile race that is very much worth looking at)
photo gallery by Prabhakar
photo gallery by Rupantar