The Twenty-First Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

18 June - 8 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 21st 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. In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles in 52 days, they must log an average of 59.6 miles per day. The runners begin at 6 am 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. View 2017 runner list »

The Live Webcam is on our youtube channel here.

Media articles from previous years:
The New York Times: • Sports Illustrated: • The Times of London • The Wall Street Journal  • The Washington Post • Harpers Magazine • More media articles » 

Spirit of a Runner - a documentary

From filmmaker Jessie Beers-Altman, the race follows 13-time finisher Suprabha Beckjord as she aims to complete the 2008 edition of the race.

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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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 finished on 9 August. Go to event page »

Race scoreboard

Runner bios »
3100 Mile Race ( Week 1 )
Show Week: 1
Men
Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
1 Vasu Duzhiy 75.1 142.1 211.8 282
day total 75.1 66.9 69.6 70.2
2 Nirbhasa Magee 71.3 137.2 204.7 271.1
day total 71.3 65.8 67.5 66.4
3 Smarana Puntigam 72.4 140.4 191.5 253.5
day total 72.4 68 51 62
4 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 54.8 105.9 167.9 226.6
day total 54.8 51 62 58.7
5 Andrey Andreev 62 120.1 167.9 223.3
day total 62 58.1 47.7 55.4
6 Sergey Kuzmin 59.8 107.5 156.9 211.8
day total 59.8 47.7 49.3 54.8
Women
Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
1 Kaneenika Janakova 69.6 128.9 187.6 247.5
day total 69.6 59.2 58.7 59.8
2 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 68.6 128.9 187.6 245.3
day total 68.6 60.3 58.7 57.6
3 Harita Davies 68 128.9 188.7 244.7
day total 68 60.9 59.8 55.9
4 Yolanda Holder 60.3 113.6 174.5 236.5
day total 60.3 53.2 60.9 62

Race photos

Photos available here and here

Latest updates

Dispatches from race directors Sahishnu Szcsesiul and Rupantar LaRusso.

20 June

Day 4

Four of ten made it past 60 miles today, with Vasu Duzhiy cresting at 70 miles, as a deceptively hot sun stated to bake the course a little today.  Nirbhasa Magee stayed close to Vasu but when home earlier, making it easy for the Russian native to widen his lead. Smarana Puntigam made a nice rebound with 62.01 miles to maintain third place. Kaneenika Janakova took the women's lead by four laps, but Yolanda Holder was the star again with 62.01 miles to lead the ladies. She is only four laps behind equalizing overall pace for a 52 - day finish. It is still early in the race but she has very good leg speed and turnover, so she may have the tools necessary to get where she wants to go. Remember, though, it is only Day Four. 

More updates »

Video blog

Race director Rupantar LaRusso captures 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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