About Us

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, founded in 1977 by spiritual master, Sri Chinmoy, is an international organization, based in over 70 countries around the world. Our philosophy is that the most rewarding competitions are the ones we have with our own limitations. For over 30 years, we have fostered, through 10 k’s, marathons, ultra runs, duathlons and triathlons, sports events that encourage participants to challenge these limitations.

In 1980, the Victoria branch of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team offered the first ever triathlon in Canada. Right from the beginning, we wanted an event that would challenge and at the same time, provide every conceivable support. Most of all, we wanted to create an atmosphere of joy that comes from knowing you’ve given it everything you have and the sense of abiding peace that follows such an accomplishment.

Our love of hosting endurance events is a reflection of the core philosophy of our team. The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team races are organized on the principle of self-transcendence, where each runner competes against himself and his previous capacities rather than against his fellow athletes. Endurance races allow each competitor to go deep within and truly find the best within themselves. And even though there are trophies for the best finishers, in truth every runner who completes such long distance is a winner. Over the years, the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has gained a reputation for their high quality of care and support provided to the competitors, particularly for raising the bar of the level of care in ultra races all around the world.

In a similar manner, as organizers of the Self-Transcendence Triathlon/Duathlon, members of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team “try to surpass and go beyond… the limitations and imperfections” (words from Sri Chinmoy) of the previous years, so that we can bring you an event that is the most challenging, fun and satisfying that it can be. Suggestions are very much welcomed.

Just one smile
From my gratitude heart
Immensely increases
The beauty of the universe.
- Sri Chinmoy