The Twenty-Fifth Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race starts on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon, EDT. This race is held concurrently with the Twenty-Third Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race which starts on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 12:00 noon, EDT. Both races end on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 12 noon, EDT. The races were previously called The Self-Transcendence Six and Ten-Day Races. Both races are invitational races and entry is based upon the race director’s discretion.
The Sri Chinmoy Ten and Six Day Races feature an international field of runners who come to test their endurance, skill with pacing, and ability to recover from the stress of constantly moving. The competitors run with minimal sleep, all the while trying to accumulate as many miles as possible.
The course is a very flat, scenic, 0.8mile/1.287k loop in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake.
Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 52º and 71º with extremes at 33º and 90º.
The race director advises to plan for any conceivable weather condition, including cold, rainy, windy conditions.
In 2019 the 6 day winners were Joseph Fejes (USA) with 422.4 miles and women’s winner, fourth overall was Annabel Hepworth (AUS) with 402.4 miles. The 10 day women’s winner was Makula Samarina (UKR) with 584.8 miles. Budjargal Byambaa (MGL) won the men’s race with 759.2 miles.
Race website: Sri Chinmoy Ten and Six Day Races