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 available here.

Please note that we no longer use YouTube for our webcam service.

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

View race charts »Runner bios »
3100 Mile Race ( Week 8 )
Show Week: 12345678
Men
Name Day 50 Day 51 Day 52
1 Vasu Duzhiy 3100.1 3100.1 3100.1
day total 0 0 0
2 Nirbhasa Magee 3100.1 3100.1 3100.1
day total 0 0 0
3 Smarana Puntigam 2785.7 2851 2900.4
day total 64.7 65.3 49.3
4 Andrey Andreev 2678.6 2721.4 2773
day total 70.2 42.8 51.5
5 Sergey Kuzmin 2615 2660.5 2700
day total 45 45.5 39.5
6 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 2467.9 2516.7 2565.6
day total 43.9 48.8 48.8
Women
Name Day 50 Day 51 Day 52
1 Kaneenika Janakova 3100.1 3100.1 3100.1
day total 0 0 0
2 Harita Davies 2992 3052.9 3100.1
day total 62 60.9 47.1
3 Yolanda Holder 2978.8 3040.3 3100.1
day total 60.3 61.4 59.8
4 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 2606.7 2660.5 2714.3
day total 53.2 53.7 53.7

Race photos

Photos available here and here

Latest updates

Dispatches from race directors Sahishnu Szcsesiul and Rupantar LaRusso.

8 August

Day 52

Harita Davies finished fourth in the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, conquering the 5649 lap course in 51 days+12:48:14. It was her first finish and first attempt. She averaged 60.158 miles per day(96.815 km). She was a model of consistency throughout the seven and a half-week race. About four hours later, the pedestrienne Yolanda Holder became a legend, walking the entire 3100 miles and finishing fifth overall in 51 days+17:00:13. She became the oldest woman to finish the 3100 mile race, and only the second American woman to complete this difficult race. She is the first pure walker to attempt the distance. She has now set many age-group women's best marks for daily totals, as well as miles and kms. 

Nidhruvi Zimmerman-2700 miles- 51+12:43:51

Sergey Kuzmin- 2700 miles- 51+17:39:52

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 »
  • 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

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