About the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team

Sri Chinmoy founded the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in 1977 as a service to the running community and to promote physical fitness and self-transcendence through sports.

Over the years the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has become one of the world's largest sponsors of ultra-distance running, while also organising short races, triathlons and multisport events around the world.

Our ultra races

In New York City, the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team organises ultra-marathon events ranging from 47 miles (75km), 6-10 day multidays to the the world's longest certified race - the annual Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race (5,000 kms). The Marathon Team has also staged national 24-hour championships in Switzerland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and 100 km championships in the U.K and New Zealand.

Our philosophy

Sri Chinmoy, founder of the Marathon Team, was a noted peace leader and fitness enthusiast who believed that competing in sports can add inner peace and balance to our lives.

Our races are inspired by Sri Chinmoy's philosophy of self-transcendence - that we can all get joy by going beyond our own previous capacities.

You can find out more about Sri Chinmoy here »