The Twenty-Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race
The world's longest certified road race: 6 am to midnight for 52 days.
About the event
Welcome to the 22nd 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 2018 runner list »
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.
- 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...
- USAT&F Certified Course NY12013JG
- UST&F Sanction 2015
- IAU Bronze Label 2015
3100 Mile Race 2018
The 20th edition of the world's longest certified road race starts on 17 June. Go to event page »
Race scoreboard 2018View daily race charts » Runner bios »
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Dispatches from race directors Sahishnu Szcsesiul and Rupantar LaRusso.
Day 7: One Week, One Search
With cool, overcast but non-threatening skies overhead, the Group of Ten continued their search for more miles/kms, albeit the sooner the better. Kobe Oren wasted no time revealing his intentions, rattling off 6:00 minute or faster laps. At the start he was three laps behind his new rival Vasu Duzhiy, yet within the midday break he had passed Vasu and was headed for a big day. With less than eight minutes before midnight, he had carved out 79.02 miles and a six-mile lead. Vasu continued his own streak of running 70 miles each and every day with a sterling 71.34 – mile effort, yet his was, indeed, silver compared to Kobe’s solid gold day. Surasa Mairer led the ladies with 63.1 miles, and moved into fourth place overall. William Sichel continued a memorable few days with another 99km total, moving up to sixth overall.
Pedestrian Yolanda Holder walked 60.36 miles to move out of the basement dwelling, known as the last place on the scoreboard. She is only nine laps away from level par, and her excitement is building with each mile covered.
Race director Rupantar LaRusso captures 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 »
- Running in rhythm with the heart by Jayasalini Olga Abramovskikh - In 2014 Jayasalini became the first Russian woman to complete the Race. In he book, she describes how she came to dream of doing the race, her training and preparation, and her experiences during and after the race. More »
Videos, photos and stories
- Perfection-Journey - Utpal Marshall's daily in-depth stories, photos, and videos from the 3100
- Photo galleries and archives:
SCMT Smugmug/Paramartha • Jowan • Prabhakar
Sahishnu Szczesiul, Associate Race Director and also our race statistician and historian, has has published two remarkable accounts in PDF form - the very first 3100 mile race in 1997, as well as its immediate precessor, the first and only 2700 mile race in 1996.