ABOUT THE EVENT
Join us June 11-12, 2022, for the Sri Chinmoy 12 & 24 Hour Races at Rockland Lake State Park, just 45 min. north of New York City. Featuring a scenic, "pancake flat" and fast 2.95 mile paved loop around beautiful Rockland Lake. Get ready for your PR!
Whether this is your first ever ultra, or you're going for a national record, this is your race! We strive to provide a high standard of runner service and support for all participants.
Saturday, June 11:
6:30AM: Packet pickup opens, participants may begin setting up their personal rest areas
8:00AM: Start of 24-Hour and 12-Hour (Daytime) races
8:00PM: 12-Hour (Daytime) race ends, 12-Hour (Overnight) race begins
Sunday, June 12
8:00AM: 24-Hour and 12-Hour (Overnight) races end
8:45AM: Awards ceremony
10:00AM: Deadline for participants to pack up and vacate the race staging area
A scenic, flat and fast 2.95-mile paved pathway around Rockland Lake, accurately measured USATF certified course. The entire loop was repaved in 2020 and is in excellent shape - smooth, flat, no bumps, cracks or potholes. About 50% of the course is shaded, 50% exposed. Start and race staging area are near Parking field 5.
IMPORTANT: Headlamps are mandatory after dark, there are no lights on the course. Participants in the 24-hour race and the overnight 12-hour race must bring their own headlamps and spare batteries. Sunset 8:30PM, sunrise 5:24AM.
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 and aid stations 1 & 2, otherwise your laps won't be counted!
Note: Aid stations 1 & 2 on the loop will be USATF certified, and in the last 30 minutes of the race runners passing these points will be recorded and receive credit for the extra distance, in case they do not complete a full final loop before the race ends.
HYDRATION / FOOD / SNACKS
There will be one well-stocked main aid station in the race staging area, and two basic aid stations along the loop (near mile 1 and mile 2 points) with water only.
All food and snacks are for registered runners only - helpers will need to bring their own.
The main aid station will have typical ultra fair: Chips, nuts, pretzels, cookies, gels, fresh fruit, etc., etc.
Additionally, there will be 3-4 light meals (schedule TBA), all food will be vegetarian.
There will be no kitchen on-site, food will be prepared off-site and brought to the race. We are unable to customize meals, prepare anything specific, or re-heat food.
There are several groceries and delis within a mile or two of the park. Old World Food Market(link is external) is an excellent, large and well-stocked grocery store with hot and cold food bars located a little further away - about 10 minutes from the park, near the junction of 9W and I287. Open 8am-9pm daily. Other than the small food mart at the Shell station about 5 min. away, we are not aware of anything nearby open overnight.
Alcohol is strictly prohibited in the park.
PARTICIPANT REST AREAS
There will be multiple physically-distanced individual rest areas on the grass along both sides of the course, just past the lap counting station, before the restroom. Areas will be 7 ft. x 7 ft., delineated in advance with ribbon, and will be spaced 7 ft. from each other and 7 ft. off the course. One participant per area. Helpers are allowed in this area. Tables / chairs are not provided, you will need to bring your own. This area is exposed to the sun and rain, canopies / pop-up tents are allowed but with a maximum size of 10' x 10', and must be secured to the ground. Camping tents are not allowed - there is strictly no camping permitted in the park. RVs will be allowed in the parking lot (no hookups), but please email us at least one week before the race with the length of your RV and we will request permission from the park.
You can also use your vehicle for resting and to store any valuables or items you'd rather not leave exposed - parking field 5 is just off the course. If you bear left at the counting station, the pathway passes right next to the long row of parking spots on the east side of the lot, and re-joins the race course at the restroom. This detour adds about 110 meters.
Please see site map (coming soon)
We cannot be responsible for valuables left unattended.
HELPERS / CREW
Visitors and helpers / race crew are welcome, but please keep in mind they must provide their own food and snacks - the main aid station is strictly for runners only.
Also there is strictly no pacing allowed - runners may not be accompanied for any portion of any lap.
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. No showers.
Medical personnel will be present on-site during the entire race, for emergencies only. (No massages, etc.)
Runners exhibiting medical issues may be required to drop out of the race, at the discretion of the on-duty race director and / or medical personnel. These decisions are final.
NIGHTTIME SAFETY MEASURES
- All runners must wear headlamps on the course at night, there are no lights on the course. The race staging area will have minimal electric lighting.
- The aid stations 1 and 2 will be staffed overnight and will serve as additional checkpoints.
- A cyclist will circle the course continuously from sundown (8:30PM) until sunup (5:24AM)
- A park police vehicle will patrol the park overnight, special for this event.
Race Packet pickup (shirt and bib) is on race day only, starting at 6:30AM
Free race shirts for all participants registered by May 28. Sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL
Men’s and Women’s awards categories, for both 12 and 24-Hour races:
Under 50: Top 3
50-59: Top 2
60 and over: First place
There will be just one awards ceremony for both the 12 & 24-Hour races, Sunday at 8:45 AM near the counting station.
12-Hour awards will be allocated according to combined results of Daytime and Overnight 12-Hour races (not as separate events).
Medals for all finishers
All participants must be 18 or older on race day.
We're sorry, pets are strictly not allowed in any part of the park, from May through September, whether leashed or unleashed.
There are currently no COVID restrictions for outdoor events of this size in New York State Parks. Masks are optional. Visitors, helpers / crew are allowed. If there are new restrictions imposed before the event, we will post them here and notify runners via email.
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 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.
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