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
3100 Mile Race 2016
The 20th edition of the world's longest certified road race starts on 19 July. Go to event page »
Race scoreboardNew: View race charts »
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Live updates from the track (when the camera is switched on)
Dispatches from race directors Sahishnu Szcsesiul and Rupantar LaRusso.
Day 35: Five Weeks On the Block
With the afternoon sun baking any immobile creature, the Sri Chinmoy 3100 Mile Race slipped past five full weeks. Only two brave souls made it past 60 miles today, the result of 95-97ºF (35-37ºC). Ashprihanal Aalto survived 113 laps(62.01 miles) to move closer to the top spot. The biggest news was that Yuri Trostenyuk tied for the lead with 64.75 miles, leveling with Atmavir Petr Spacil in the rarified air of overall lead. Yuri has been the most consistent runner of the race, not having gone lower than 63.11 miles for each of the 35 days. He has seemingly become a smart hot weather runner, which previously was a glaring weakness.
The top three men have less than 800 miles to go. It looks like any of the three could win. They are all averaging over 66 miles per day. Good luck to all ten of the warriors as they battle the last 17 days of a unique experience.
Five Week Averages:
Atmavir Petr Spacil- 66.655 miles/107.271 km per day Yuri Trostenyuk- 66.655 miles/107.271 km Ashprihanal Aalto-66.169 miles/106.489 km Vasu Duzhiy-63.723 miles/102.553 km Kaneenika Janakova-62.453 miles/100.509 km Surasa Mairer- 60.885 miles/97.985 km Baladev Pavol Saraz-55.946 miles/90.036 km Sopan Tsekov- 55.836 miles/89.860 km Stutisheel Lebedyev-55.695 miles/89.632 km Ananda-Lahari Zuscin-51.932 miles/83.576 km
Race director Rupantar LaRusso and videographers Utpal Marshall and Arpan DeAngelo capture some of the atmosphere of this unique race.View all videos on our Vimeo page
Latest updates from Utpal Marshall's excellent blog.Go to perfectionjourney.org
Find out more...
- Sport and Meditation by Sri Chinmoy, founder of the 3100 Mile Race and a pioneer in the application of meditation to sports (and running in particular). This book is a distillation of 30 years of talks, answers, tips and instructions on unlocking your untapped inner strength and bringing it into your fitness endeavours. Includes a special section where Sri Chinmoy is answering questions from 3100 Mile Race participants. More on sportandmeditation.com »
- Running Beyond The Marathon by Grahak Cunningham. A four-time finisher and winner in 2012, Grahak was first encouraged to try this race in 2007 by Sri Chinmoy, despite never having run more than 50 miles before. This book is a very interesting chronicle of the inner and outer experiences a multi-day runner goes through. More »
- Run. Journey. Become. by Stutisheel Lebedev. Stutisheel first ran this epic race in 2004, this book contains stories and insights on inner attitude, nutrition and training gained from his 9 race finishes. More »