Saturday, Jun 12, 2021

Sri Chinmoy 12 & 24 hour race

Rockland Lake State Park

Congers, NY 24 Hour, 12 Hour - Daytime, 12 Hour - Overnight

This Event Took Place Sat. Jun 12, 2021


Join us on June 12 & 13, 2021, for the Sri Chinmoy 12 & 24 hour races at Rockland Lake State Park, just 45 min. north of New York City. Featuring a scenic, "pancake flat" and fast 2.95 mile paved loop around beautiful Rockland Lake. Get ready for your PR!

Whether this is your first ever ultra, or you're going for a national record, this is your race! We strive to provide a high standard of runner service and support for all participants, regardless of ability.


Register here on UltraSignup
Register by mail: Download entry form on our website

Through April 30: 24 hr $130, 12 hr $90
Through May 31: 24 hr $155, 12 hr $110
Until registration closes: 24 hr $180, 12 hr $130

Strictly no race-day registration. Entries cannot be transferred to another person.


Saturday, June 12:

6:30AM: Participants may begin setting up their personal rest areas
8:00AM: Start of 24-Hour and 12-Hour (Daytime) races
8:00PM: 12-Hour (Daytime) race ends, 12-Hour (Overnight) race begins

Sunday, June 13

8:00AM: 24-Hour and 12-Hour (Overnight) races end
8:45AM: Awards ceremony
10:00AM: Deadline for participants to pack up and vacate the race staging area


A scenic, flat and fast 2.96-mile paved pathway around Rockland Lake, accurately measured USATF certified course. The entire loop was repaved in 2020 and is in excellent shape - smooth, flat, no bumps, cracks or potholes. About 50% of the course is shaded, 50% exposed. Start and race staging area are near Parking field 5.

IMPORTANT: There are no lights on the course. Headlamps are mandatory after dark. Participants in the 24-hour race and the overnight 12-hour race must bring their own headlamps and spare batteries.


Lap counting will be done manually by race staff. Please ensure your race bib is visible on the front of your torso (not your side, leg, back etc.) each time you pass the counting station, Aid Station 1 and Aid Station 2, otherwise your laps won't be counted!

Note: Aid stations 1 & 2 on the loop will be USATF certified, and monitored for the 30 minutes before the race ends, so runners will receive credit for the distance to the last the last aid station they pass, in case they do not complete a full final loop before the race ends.


Due to COVID-19, all liquids will be in sealed bottles, food and snacks in sealed containers or bags. Items will be laid out on tables by race staff, participants will need to take the items from the tables themselves, race personnel will not hand items to participants.

All food and snacks are for registered runners only - helpers will need to bring their own.

There will be one well-stocked main aid station in the race staging area, and two basic aid stations along the loop (near mile 1 and mile 2 points) with bottles of water only.

The main aid station will have the usual ultra fair: Chips, nuts, pretzels, cookies, gels, fresh fruit, etc., etc.

There will be three set meals (schedule TBA), all food will be vegetarian. There will be no kitchen on-site, food will be prepared off-site and brought to the race. We are unable to customize meals, prepare anything specific, or re-heat food.

There are several groceries and delis within a mile or two of the park. Old World Food Market is an excellent, large and well-stocked grocery store with hot and cold food bars located a little further away - about 10 minutes from the park, near the junction of 9W and I287. Open 8am-9pm daily. Other than the small food mart at the Shell station about 5 min. away, we are not aware of anything nearby open overnight.

Alcohol is strictly not allowed in the park.


There will be multiple physically-distanced individual rest areas on the grass along both sides of the course, just past the lap counting station, before the restroom. Areas will be 7 ft. x 7 ft., delineated in advance with ribbon, and will be spaced 7 ft. from each other and 7 ft. off the course. One participant per area. Helpers are allowed in this area also. Tables / chairs are not provided, you will need to bring your own. This area is exposed to the sun and rain, canopies / pop-up tents are allowed but with a maximum size of 10' x 10', and must be secured to the ground. Camping tents are not allowed - there is no camping permitted in the park.

You can also use your vehicle for resting and to store any valuables or items you'd rather not leave exposed - parking field 5 is just off the course. If you bear left at the counting station, the pathway passes right next to the long row of parking spots on the east side of the lot, and re-joins the race course at the restroom. This detour adds about 110 meters.

We cannot be responsible for valuables left unattended.


Due to COVID, runners are permitted a maximum of two helpers / friends / family / guests (visitors of any description) in totality throughout the event. If possible, helpers should be from the same household as the runner they are crewing for, to help prevent the spread of COVID.

There is strictly no pacing allowed - runners may not be accompanied for any portion of any lap.


There are three restrooms along the course: One at parking field 5 about 150 meters past the race staging area, one at parking field 6, and one at parking field 3. All have running water, and are lit at night. No showers.


Medical personnel will be present on-site during the entire race, for emergencies only. (No massages, etc.)

Runners exhibiting medical issues may be asked to drop out of the race, at the discretion of the on-duty race director and / or medical personnel. These decisions are final.


-All runners must wear headlamps on the course at night, there are no lights on the course. The race staging area will have minimal electric lighting.
-The aid stations near mile 1 and mile 2 points will be staffed overnight and will serve as additional checkpoints.
-A cyclist will circle the course continuously from sundown (8:30PM) until sunup (5:24AM)
-A park police vehicle will patrol the park overnight, special for this event.


All participants registered by Thursday, June 3 will receive their race shirts and bibs in the mail in advance of the race, to further limit on-site interactions on race-day. (Runners registering after June 3 will need to pick up their packets at the race). The cost of shipping is included in the race registration fee. You will be notified by email when your package ships. Please help us by registering early, entering a valid U.S. shipping address, and adding to your address book to ensure you receive notifications.


Free race shirts for all participants registered by May 31. Sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL


Men’s and Women’s awards categories:

Under 50: Top 3
50-59: Top 2
60 and over: First place

UPDATE: Hooray! We are being allowed to have an awards ceremony! There will be just one ceremony for both the 12 & 24-Hour races, Sunday at 8:45 AM at the race site.

Medals for all finishers


All participants must be 18 or older on race day.


We're sorry, pets are strictly not allowed in any part of the park, from May through September, whether leashed or unleashed.


Please visit our race webpage for directions and lodging info:


The following is a list of general measures we are taking in order to help protect the health and safety of both participants and race personnel. More specific COVID measures are in the sections they apply to on this webpage. As the situation is fluid, this page may be updated. Please make sure to add to your address book in order to receive important email updates.

This race is capped at 50 participants total, the sum of both 12-hour and 24-hour runners on the track at one time.

In the 14 days prior to the event if you 1) experience COVID-19 symptoms, or 2) test positive for COVID-19, or 3) come in close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case, you may not attend the event.

All runners, race staff and runners' helpers must visit the medical tent upon arrival at the race site to undergo a COVID screening, including contactless temperature check, before being allowed entry. Please visit to the medical tent first thing when you arrive.

Only registered runners with their race bib pinned to the front of their shirt will be permitted in the race staging area, and up to two guests per runner total throughout the entirety of the event.

Face coverings and physical distancing (min. 6 ft.) are mandatory at all times in the race staging area.

Prior to the race start until the start signal is given, runners will stand on rows of marks spaced 6ft. apart leading up to the start line.

If you experience COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 in the 14 days following the event, you must notify us immediately.


Founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1977 to promote the importance of physical fitness as a complement to spiritual growth, the Marathon Team strives to serve the running community according the highest standards. Professional certified courses, frequent aid stations, accurate scoring, and a friendly and supportive atmosphere encourage all runners to achieve their own personal bests.

Several countries have chosen our races as the venue for their own national championships, and many national and world records have been set at these events. Over the years the Marathon Team has sponsored a variety of sporting events around the world, including triathlons, masters track meets, cycling races, swim meets and ultra-marathons.

The Marathon Team is perhaps most well-known for its multi-day ultra-running events, most notably the Self-Transcendence 3,100-mile race held each year in New York. Called the “Everest of Ultra-Running” by The New York Times, the event requires participants to complete a minimum average of 59 miles a day for up to 52 days in a row.

Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy of ‘self-transcendence’ permeates all Marathon Team events. “When we transcend ourselves, we do not compete with others,” he states. “We compete only with our previous achievements. And each time we surpass our previous achievements, we get joy.”

"The determination in your heroic effort
Will permeate your mind and heart
Even after your success or failure
Is long forgotten."

-Sri Chinmoy, Founder

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