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

17 June - 7 August
Queens New York

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 »

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 2018

The 20th edition of the world's longest certified road race starts on 17 June. Go to event page »

Race scoreboard 2018

View daily race charts »Runner bios »
3100 Mile Race ( Week 1 )
Show Week: 1
Men
Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
1 Vasu Duzhiy 83.4 158 229.9 306.2 380.3
day total 83.4 74.6 71.8 76.2 74
2 Kobi Oren 83.4 155.8 228.8 302.3 376.4
day total 83.4 72.4 72.9 73.5 74
3 Smarana Puntigam 75.7 141.5 205.8 272.2 332.5
day total 75.7 65.8 64.2 66.4 60.3
4 Sopan Tsekov 70.2 133.9 194.2 260.1 321
day total 70.2 63.6 60.3 65.8 60.9
5 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 61.4 122.9 188.7 253.5 309.5
day total 61.4 61.4 65.8 64.7 55.9
6 William Sichel 70.7 131.1 174.5 239.8 305.1
day total 70.7 60.3 43.3 65.3 65.3
7 Ushika Muckenhumer 68 128.9 188.2 243.1 299
day total 68 60.9 59.2 54.8 55.9
Women
Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
1 Surasa Mairer 66.9 128.9 191.5 254 314.4
day total 66.9 62 62.5 62.5 60.3
2 Kaneenika Janakova 66.4 124.5 182.7 241.4 301.8
day total 66.4 58.1 58.1 58.7 60.3
3 Yolanda Holder 62 116.8 172.3 228.8 288.6
day total 62 54.8 55.4 56.5 59.8

Race webcams

Race photos

Photos available here and here

Latest updates

Dispatches from race directors Sahishnu Szcsesiul and Rupantar LaRusso.

21 June

Day 5:

The longest day of the year in terms of sunlight had a big following, as seven of ten athletes reached 60 miles and beyond. The humidity was a bit lower, the fitness of each runner was on the rise. Vasu Duzhiy and Kobi Oren continued their assault on lethargy by running 74.08 miles (119.23km) to carry the rest behind them. William Sichel had his second straight 65.3-mile day, which was the third best total overall. He has moved from ninth to seventh. All three women met or slipped past the mileage requirement for the day. Six people reached the 300-mile mark today as well. Tomorrow should be an interesting one, if only for the six-day totals and the discussion that will surely accompany it.

 

Smarana Puntigam-300 miles= 4:07:35:29;  Sopan Tsekov-300 miles= 4+11:18:19

Surasa Mairer-300 miles=4:13:47:54; Ananda-Lahari Zuscin-300 mi= 4+12:48:15

William Sichel-300-miles=4+16:54:17; Kaneenika Janakova-300 miles=4+17:26:16

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

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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 »
  • 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

History

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.