Webcam 3100 mile Race now online!

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The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 mile Race, that currently (until November 3, 2020) takes place in Salzburg, can now be followed on the webcam, available every day from 6 am to midnight. This is also the time when the 5 participants are running on a specially measured loop  in a beautiful park in Salzburg. Here is the direct link to the webcam: https://3100.srichinmoyraces.org/.

3100 mile race will take place in Salzburg !

Breaking news from the ultra-distance running world: The 3100 mile race, organized by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, will take place in Salzburg, Austria from September 13 to November 3, 2020, that means it will start this Sunday!

As most people know, the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race was canceled this year. It was impossible and even irresponsible to stage the event in New York City as we have every summer since 1997. We never gave up hope, however, that we might be able to find a suitable, safe, appropriate venue for the race. Choosing a location based on expert public health advice, finding a course suitable for the race, and a location with clear, science-driven Covid restrictions that would enable a careful staging of the race proved to be no small task.

We are thrilled to announce, however, that based on consultations with an array of local experts, we will be able to hold the race this year in Salzburg, Austria. The only thing that remains the same is the overall distance. We have had to modify a number of variables including selection criteria to strictly adhere to local health standards. We look forward to presenting this year’s Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcen-dence 3100 Mile Race with an abridged field on a new course, beginning September 13th. In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles in 52 days, the runners must log an average of 59.6 miles per day. The runners begin at 6 a.m. and run for extended periods throughout the day, taking breaks as needed. If they want to, they can continue as late as 12 midnight when the course closes for the night.

Five runners will start this year’s race in Salzburg – all on extremely short notice:

  • Nirbhasa Magee, 41 (IRL), living in Reykjavik, Iceland – 3 finishes, ranked 22nd
  • Ananda-Lahari Zuscin, 45, Kosice Slovakia – 6 finishes, ranked 25th
  • Ushika Muckenhumer, 52, Salzburg, Austria – 1 finish, ranked 30th
  • Andrea Marcato, 38 (ITA), living in Zurich, Switzerland – first time runner, two times over 1000km in 10 day race
  • Milan Javornicky, 46, Celakocice, CZE  – first time runner, 569 miles in ten day race

Don’t forget to check the official website during the whole time of the race for daily updates, news, pictures and video coverage: https://3100.srichinmoyraces.org/

26 years ago: Open-Air Concert August 1994

As part of the August Celebrations 1994 spiritual teacher and peace advocate Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) gave this open-air concert in New York. It was an impressive experience to follow the singing and music of Sri Chinmoy in the open air. In the background you could still hear the crickets chirping. It was the night of the full moon on August 21st. Filmed by kedarvideo.