A Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon

Sunday October 25th, 2020

Valley Cottage, NY

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Join us on Sunday, October 25, 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!

What, not up for a Half-Marathon, you say? For a morning of fun, grab some friends and sign up for the Half-Marathon Relay!

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 9), medals for all finishers, and our famous post-race pancake breakfast!


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

Register Online through this website  (Processing fee applies)
Register by mail: (avoid processing fee) Download entry form from our race webpage.  Entry must be postmarked NO LATER than Friday, October 9 to be accepted.

Half-Marathon:      Early: $40, Late: $50, Race-Day (IF available): $60
Half-Marathon Relay:  Early: $25, Late: $30 (per team member). Race-Day (IF available): $35.  Please visit our race webpage for instructions for registering for the relay

Early registration:  Through Friday, October 9 (by mail, or online)
Late registration:  Through Friday, October 23, 5:00 PM (online only)
Race-day registration:  7:30-8:15 AM on race-day, IF available.  Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards).  Please check our race website on Oct 24 to see if race-day registration will be offered.

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

Entries cannot be transferred to another person.


A scenic paved pathway around Rockland Lake, accurately measured USATF certified course.  Start is near Parking field 5, beginning with one 1.3 mile "mini-lap" (out-and back section along the south end of the lake), then four complete 2.96 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 called a "mini-lap", the subsequent four complete laps are considered laps 1,2,3,4.  Please visit our race webpage to view the course map


  • To register for the relay category, please see our race webpage for instructions

  • There are 3 relay team categories:  All male, all female, or mixed.  The team's category is determined by the gender makeup of the team after online race registration closes.

  • Each relay team must have 2 to 5 team members.

  • Half-Marathon = initial 1.3 mile mini-lap (out-and-back section) followed by four full 2.96 mile laps

  • Each team member must complete at least one lap (or the "mini-lap" at the beginning of the race). .  

  • If the relay team has less than 5 members, at least one team member must complete more than one lap (whether the "mini-lap", or a full lap).  It's up to the team's strategy which team member(s) complete the extra lap(s), and in which order the laps are completed.

  • Each team will be given an official relay baton.  The baton must be carried on all laps, and passed from one teammate to the next inside the designated relay transition zone (near the start line)


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

Half-Marathon Relay:

First place each for top men's team, women's team, and mixed team

Medals for all finishers

Awards ceremony at 11 AM


Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by Friday, October 9.
For participants registered after October 9, 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


Hot pancakes are even more enjoyable when they’re earned, and we’re cooking them up fresh for everyone on race day!


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.


Half-Marathon:  Open to ages 16 & up
Half-Marathon Relay:  Open to ages 13 & up  (10 & up if participant is running the 1.3 mi "mini-lap" only)


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


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 backtrack (go north) 0.7 mile 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.


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. Read more >>

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Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage, NY

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