Sri Chinmoy Midnight Marathon

Valley Cottage, NY, USA
09 Jun, 2024 (Sun)

Running

26 mi

About the event

ABOUT THE EVENT
Join us Sunday morning (very very early!), June 9, 2024, for the Sri Chinmoy Midnight Marathon at Rockland Lake State Park, just 45 min. north of NYC.  Featuring a scenic, "pancake flat" and fast 2.95 mile paved loop around beautiful Rockland Lake.   Get ready for your PR!

Amenities:  Aid stations every mile, including one main well-stocked station, custom race shirts, custom medals for all finishers.

Clarifier:  This race starts at 12AM Sunday morning, a.k.a midnight Saturday night

Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in cooperation with the New York State Parks System.  All proceeds from this event support the Self-Transcendence 3,100 mile race.

REGISTRATION FEES
Through April 30: $60
Through May 31: $75
Through June 5: $90

Strictly no race-day registration.  Entries cannot be transferred to another person.

THE COURSE
A scenic, flat and fast 2.95-mile paved pathway around Rockland Lake, accurately measured USATF certified course.  Just shy of 9 laps = Marathon.  The entire loop was repaved in 2020 and is in excellent shape - smooth, flat, no bumps, cracks or potholes.  Race staging area is near the south end of Parking field 5.  Headlamps are strongly recommended, there are no lights on the course.

RACE PACKET PICKUP
11:00 - 11:45PM at Race-Day Central, at the south end of Parking Field 5.

RACE START
12:00 midnight Saturday / 12AM Sunday.  The start line is here, a 5-6 minute walk north of the race staging area, 150 meters past the restrooms.

LAP COUNTING
Lap counting will be done manually by race staff.  Please ensure your race bib is visible on the front of your torso (not your side, leg, back etc.) each time you pass the counting station, otherwise your laps won't be counted!

RESTROOMS
There are three restrooms along the course:  One at parking field 5 about 150 meters past the race staging area, one at parking field 6, and one at parking field 3.  All have running water, and are lit at night.  

MEDICAL
Medical personnel will be present on-site during the entire race, for emergencies only.  (No massages, etc.)

NIGHTTIME SAFETY MEASURES
It is recommended for all runners to wear headlamps on the course at night, there are no lights on the course.  Race-Day Central will have minimal electric lighting.
A cyclist will circle the course continuously until sunup (5:24AM)
A park police vehicle will be present in the park overnight, special for this event.

TIME LIMIT
8:00AM.  All runners have 8 hours to complete the race.

RACE SHIRTS
Custom race shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by May 23.  Sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL

AWARDS
Men’s and Women’s awards categories:

Top 3 Overall

Awards will be presented to the winners as they finish, or shortly after they finish.  There will be no formal awards ceremony.

Medals for all finishers

AGE RESTRICTIONS
All participants must be 18 or older on race day.

DIRECTIONS
Please visit our race webpage

This event is staged concurrently with the Sri Chinmoy 12 & 24-Hour Races

Races offered by this event

You have 8 weeks to prepare

Midnight Marathon

09 Jun, 2024 (Sun) - 00:00
Running
26 mi
USATF Certified
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Multiple loops
Certified course
Night
Scenic

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