Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon and Relay At Rockland Lake, NY

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Rockland Lake State Park

Parking Field 5

Valley Cottage, NY 10989

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Join us on Sunday, October 20, for the Third Annual Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon at Rockland Lake State Park, featuring a scenic, "pancake flat" and fast course 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!

8:30 AM start for all races

Shuttle Bus from Manhattan available!


Bag check, aid stations every mile, free T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by October 4), 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.

Half-Marathon: Early: $40, Late: $50, Race-Day (IF available): $60

Half-Marathon Relay: Early: $25, Late: $30 (per team member). No race-day registration for relays.

Early registration: Through Friday, October 4 (by mail, or online)
Late registration: Through Friday, October 18, 5:00 PM (online only)
Race-day registration, IF available: 7:30-8:15 AM on race-day. Cash, check, money order ONLY. (Sorry, no credit cards). Please check our race website on Oct 19 to see if race-day registration will be offered.

For fees for the Shuttle Bus from Manhattan, please see the section below.

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.


Sit back, relax, and let someone else do the driving!

Our dedicated shuttle bus service from Grand Central Station, Manhattan direct to Rockland Lake is available for an additional fee: $25 roundtrip per person through October 5, $30/person through October 18. (Please see our race webpage to sign up for shuttle).

7AM departure, return by 1:30 PM. You must purchase shuttle seats in advance (no race-day walk-ups, sorry). The shuttle is open to non-participants as well - you can purchase additional seats for friends / relatives.


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.


  • 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 5 members, 4 members must complete one full lap each, 1 member must complete the mini lap ONLY.
  • 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)
  • All relay team members must pre-register either by mail or online - please see our race webpage to sign up for the relay.
  • For online registration, the first team member to register must "create" a relay team as they register
  • Additional relay team members must register and pay for their entries separately, making sure to sign up for the same relay team.


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 4.
For participants registered after October 5, 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.


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Rockland Lake State Park

Parking Field 5

Valley Cottage, NY 10989

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