Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon

Rockland Lake Road, Parking Field 5
Valley Cottage, NY 10989

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Event Description

Join us on Sunday, October 27, 2024, 8AM for the Eighth Annual Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon at Rockland Lake State Park, featuring a scenic, "pancake flat" and fast course around the lake. Set a new PR while taking in the beautiful views!

Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the New York State Parks System.


Bag check, aid stations every mile, custom medals for all finishers, free finisher photos, and our famous post race pancake breakfast!  The giveaway for this race is a Sri Chinmoy Races vacuum insulated drink bottle.

Event details and schedule


$40 through Sep. 29
$50 through Oct. 17
$60 through Oct. 25, 5PM

No race-day entry.  Entries cannot be transferred to another person.

Remember: Register early and save yourself a few bucks, guarantee yourself a backpack, and make things easier for us!


A scenic paved pathway around Rockland Lake, accurately measured USATF certified course. Start is near Parking field 5, beginning with a 1.3 mile out-and back section along the south end of the lake, then four complete 2.95 mile laps of the lake (clockwise), finishing again near Parking Field 5. For the purposes of lap counting, the initial 1.3 mile section is included in the first lap, the subsequent three complete laps are considered laps 2,3,4.


Choose Packet Shipping when registering ($7.95), to avoid the lines on race day and have your bib and giveaway delivered to your door before the race.  Option available for US addresses only, through October 16.  All packets will ship out on October 18.

For runners that do not choose packet shipping, packet pickup is available at the race site between 7:00-7:45AM.



The giveaway for this race is a Sri Chinmoy Races vacuum insulated water bottle - keeps hot drinks piping hot and cold drinks ice cold.

Guaranteed for all participants registered by October 13.
For participants registered after that date, remaining giveaways will be available after the race on a first-come first-serve basis.


Half-Marathon - Men's and Women's awards categories:

Under 50: Top 7
50-59: Top 3
60-69: Top 2
70 & over: First Place

Medals for all finishers

Awards ceremony at 10:30 AM


Pancakes are more enjoyable when they're earned, and we're cooking 'em up fresh on race day!


All participants have until 11:15AM to finish the race, which is a minimum average pace of 15 min/mile.


All participants must be 16 or older on race day.


Will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours.


We live in uncertain times.  If we are forced to cancel this event owing to circumstances beyond our control, including, but not limited to:

  • New or modified COVID-19 regulations/restrictions imposed by park officials or city or state governments;
  • Unsafe conditions in the park, such as excessive snow or ice on the roadways, or other weather related conditions;

the event will be converted to a virtual one.  Registered participants will still receive race giveaways and finisher medals in the mail upon completion of the virtual race, and trophies will be mailed to winners as per the awards breakdown above.


From race directors to course monitors, all Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team races are staffed by its own volunteers since the Team’s inauguration in 1977 by its founder and fitness advocate, Sri Chinmoy.

Today, the SCMT organizes over 1,700 races a year in 27 countries across 4 continents, ranging from short kids fun-runs, to marathons to the world’s longest certified road race – the annual Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race (yes, 3,100 miles, it’s not a typo!). We love running and putting on races – we hope you enjoy the friendly atmosphere we provide, free of commercial sponsors. Read more >>

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