The 27th Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

30 August - 20 October
Jamaica, Queens, New York

From August 30, the world's longest certified road race: 6 am to midnight for 52 days.

About the event

Athletes are able to test themselves in a format unlike any other ultra-marathon event. In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles (4989km) in 52 days, they must log an average of 59.6 miles (95.9 km) per day. The runners begin at 6 a.m. and run for extended periods throughout the day, taking breaks as needed. If they want to, they can continue as late as 12 midnight when the course closes for the night. After completing the race, runners have the option of continuing on to complete 5000km. Full details »

The race has been extensively covered by media around the world, including the BBC, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Media coverage »

Latest updates

The day's news from our associate race director Sahishnu Szcsesiul, as well as videos and photos.

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23 September Day 24, September 22, 2023

As expected, Tsai Wen-Ya passed a mark of 2500km in a tremendous effort, reaching that mark in 23 days+ 02:59:13, a 32-hour improvement in Suprabha Beckjord’s work from 1998 in a summer warm spell. What is less known is that Wen-Ya also passed the 1600-mile mark set by Kaneenika Janakova from Slovakia - (set in 2017 in 25:07:16:22) which was done in 23 days +14:52:23 (to be verified) later that evening.

Wen-Ya, Jason, Vasu

Wen-Ya ran 68.6 miles today, and it was good to have a good day today, for a tropical storm in the nearby ocean areas just outside Jamaica and Queens in general will be hit with 4 to 6 inches of rain and strong winds in the next two days or so. We shall see what happens. Stay dry people of Queens, New York.

Yolanda Holder, Vajra and Gary Corbitt

The race was also visited by a few good friends. - Yolanda Holder who entered the race twice and finished on her first effort in 2017 in a time of 51 days+17:00:13. Also we were very happy to see Gary Corbitt, son of legendary Ted Corbitt. Both Ted and Gary have been great friends and supporters of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team over the years. Gary Corbitt is a great historian of ultra-running. He is both the curator of the Ted Corbitt Archives and the official historian for the National Black Marathoner’s Association.


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