The Twentieth Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

19 June - 9 August
Queens New York

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.

Distance

3,100 Miles

Start time

  • 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...

Contact

Sahishnu Szczesiul
718 297 2556
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Award categories

  • Trophies to all finishers

Certification

  • 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 scoreboard

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3100 Mile Race ( Week 6 )
Show Week: 123456
Men
Name Day 36
1 Yuri Trostenyuk 2398.2
day total 65.3
2 Atmavir Petr Spacil 2389.4
day total 56.5
3 Ashprihanal Aalto 2377.9
day total 62
4 Vasu Duzhiy 2295
day total 64.7
5 Stutisheel Lebedyev 2013.5
day total 64.2
6 Baladev Pavol Saraz 2012.9
day total 54.8
7 Sopan Tsekov 2000.3
day total 46
8 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 1864.2
day total 46.6
9 Volodymyr Hlushchuk 919.2
day total 0
Women
Name Day 36
1 Kaneenika Janakova 2239.1
day total 53.2
2 Surasa Mairer 2184.7
day total 53.7
3 Shamita Achenbach-Konig 1139.3
day total 0

Race Webcam

Live updates from the track (when the camera is switched on)

Race photos

Photos available here and here

Latest updates

Dispatches from race directors Sahishnu Szcsesiul and Rupantar LaRusso.

24 July

Day 36: Live Another Day

The ever-consistent Yuri Trostenyuk from Vinnitsa,Ukraine has assumed the lead today with a solid 65.3 mile effort, all the more impressive in the third day of a heat-wave that has slowed virtually all of the other runners. Only 21 miles separate the top three runners. Temps in the low 90's and a strong sun with little cloud cover was the topic throughout, yet all the runners seemed to regale in their adaptability to heat running. Four men passed sixty miles, including the irrepressible Stutisheel Lebedyev (64.2), who has rebounded from hot days countless times throughout his 12 years entered in this race.

Two more days in the 90's await. The challenge to mind, body and spirit continues.

Baladev Pavol Saraz-2000 miles-35 days+13:52:13

Stutisheel Lebedyev-2000 miles-35 days+14:24:40

Sopan Tsekov-2000 miles-35 days+17:58:47

Ananda-Lahari Zuscin-3000 km-35 days+17:54:38

Video blog

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

Perfection Journey

Latest updates from Utpal Marshall's excellent blog.

Go to perfectionjourney.org

Find out more...

Books

  • 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 »

Videos, photos and stories

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