The dates for the 2012 Self-Transcendence 6 & 10 day races in Flushing Meadow, Queens in New York have been announced by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team and will take place between the 18th and the 28th of April.
The race began life as a 5 day race in 1985 before becoming the 7 day race in 1988. In 1996 Sri Chinmoy was inspired to make it a 10 day race and in 1998 a 6 day option was also added. The 10 day and 6 day began their lives on Wards Island in Manhattan before switching back to Flushing Meadow in 2002.
Six day races take a substantial investment in time and effort and the New York events are no exception. Unique on the multiday calendar, the Self-Transcendence 10 day is the only 10 day in the world and the 6 day is the oldest such event currently taking place.
Here is a list of 2012 6 day race dates of which I am currently aware. The Trans-Britain is different in that it’s a stage race as opposed to a non-stop race like the others.
|29/03/2012||GRE||International Ultra Festival||http://dayrunners.gr|
|22/04/2012||USA||Self-Transcendence 6 day||http://Srichinmoyraces.org|
|09/05/2012||HUN||UNIX 6 Day/48 hour||http://www.unixsport.hu/hatnaposfutoverseny|
|03/06/2012||FRA||Antibes Ultra Festival||http://6jours-antibes.fr|
|08/06/2012||DEN||Bornholm 6 Day 48/24/6||http://6-24-48-timer.dk|
|30/06/2012||ITA||Pantano 6 Day Race||http://www.6giornidelpantano.blogspot.com|