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Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon

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October 20, 2019 (Sunday)
Half Marathon
Rockland Lake State Park
Valley Cottage, New York
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Join us on Sunday, October 20, for the Third Annual Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon at Rockland Lake State Park, featuring a scenic, "pancake flat" and fast 2.9 mile loop around the lake. The perfect PR race!

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


Bag check, aid stations every mile, free T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by October 4), medals for all finishers, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!


Sit back, relax, and let someone else do the driving!

Our dedicated shuttle bus service from Grand Central Station, Manhattan direct to Rockland Lake is available for an additional fee: $25 roundtrip per person through October 5, $30/person through October 18. The option is available on both Redpodium and Active during the registration process.

7AM departure, return by 1:30 PM. You must purchase shuttle seats in advance (no race-day walk-ups, sorry). The shuttle is open to non-participants as well - you can purchase additional seats for friends / relatives. Shuttle seats only (without race registration) can be purchased anytime on our RedPodium Registration page.


Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, October 5.
For participants registered after October 5, remaining T-Shirts will be available after the race on a first-come first-serve basis.
T-Shirt sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL


All participants have until 11:45 AM (3 hrs 15 minutes) to finish the race, which is a minimum average pace of 15 min/mile.


All participants must be 16 or older to compete.


We strongly recommend pre-registering for this event, race-day registration may not be available.

Register Online through RedPodium or Active. Processing fee applies, RedPodium has lowest fee.
Register by mail: Avoid processing fee! Entry must be postmarked NO LATER than Friday, October 5 to be accepted.

Early registration: $40 through Friday, October 4 (by mail or online)
Late registration: $50 through Friday, October 18, 5:00 PM (online only)
Race-day registration, IF AVAILABLE: $60, 7:15-8:00 AM on race-day. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). Please check our race webpage on October 19 to see if race-day registration will be offered.

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

Entries cannot be transferred to another person.


Number pickup will be on race day only, between 7:30-8:15 AM


Will be posted on our race webpage within 24 hours.


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 500 races a year in 20 countries across 5 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.

Event Start Location
Rockland Lake Road, Parking Field 5, Valley Cottage, NY, 10989

Course Description
Scenic paved pathway around Rockland Lake. Start is near Parking field 5, begins with a 1.3 mile out-and back section along the south end of the lake (past the pool and back), then four complete laps of the lake (clockwise), finishing again near Parking Field 5. All runners laps will be counted by race volunteers. For the purposes of lap counting, the first 1.3 mile section is included in the first lap.
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Men’s and Women’s awards categories:

Under 50: Top 7
50-59: Top 3
60-69: Top 2
70 and over: First place

Medals for all finishers

Awards ceremony at 10:45AM

Packet Pickup / Expo
Race packet pickup on race-day only between 7:30-8:15am

Timing / Results
All runners timed and scored. Full race results posted online within 24 hours

Post Race Activities

Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable when they’re earned, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day! And yes, friends and family are welcome to dig in, too.


Please familiarize yourself with the map and directions on our race webpage before race day, we don’t want you to get lost!

There is a medium size parking lot - Parking Field 5 - right next to the race staging area. If that lot is full, then travel 0.7 mile north to Parking Field 6. Allow 10 min to walk back to the race staging area.
IMPORTANT: you must enter any parking lot inside the park BEFORE 8AM, otherwise you will be charged the $8 NYS Parks imposed vehicle fee.

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