The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Anniversary Race

Next Race: 06/03/2023

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Anniverary Race honours the 44th anniversary of Sri Chinmoy’s first marathon: the 1979 Bidwell Classic in Chico, California. Runners from anywhere in the world are welcome to participate, and can do so in their own country on a course of their own choosing.

Sri Chinmoy completed 22 marathons in his lifetime. In his first marathon, at the age of 47, he ran 4:31:34. Today, the marathon team that he created puts on races worldwide encoraging men and women to maintain and increase both their physical and spiritual fitness.

Sri Chinmoy: “Running helps us considerably. Running is continuous motion. Because of our running, we feel that there is a goal — not only an outer goal but also an inner goal.”


Race options are:

1. Marathon (26.2 miles)

2. Marathon Relay: create a team of 3 or 4 runners, who run a cumulative distance of 26.2 miles.


Participants can run their race on Saturday 25 February, Sunday 26 February, Monday 27 February, Tuesday 28 February, Wednesday 1 March, Thursday 2 March, Friday 3 March, Saturday 4 March or Sunday 5 March. Registration closes at 8pm (GMT) on Tuesday 2 March.


Participants must submit their own race time in hours:minutes:seconds here on Eventrac after they have run their race. Times must be submitted by midnight Sunday 5 March (GMT).


Relay teams can be made up of 3 or 4 people. Each runner can run whatever distance they choose, as long as the total team distance adds up to 26.2 miles. Please create your team and confirm your team members, team name and team captain before registering. The team captain should register the relay team and submit the results (only the captain). The team captain will need to know the full name, date of birth, age on day of race, gender and nationality of each team member when registering. There are no age or gender categories for relay teams.


Following international guidelines for virtual races we recommend that you select a course that is 'out and back' or 'laps'. Laps must not be shorter than 1 mile. Runners should use an accurately measured course or use a run tracking device app (Garmin, Strava, Fitbit etc).


As times are submitted here on Eventrac a live leaderboard will constantly be updated. Final and official results will be published on the Sri Chinmoy Races site on Wednesday 8 March.

AGE CATEGORIES (not applicable to relay)

There are eight age categories:

Men: 0-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Women: 0-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


We wish everyone the best of health and happiness. May our dynamic efforts, positive goodwill and universal oneness serve the world at this challenging time and make us more united as a human family.