The UK Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team have been promoting sporting events in the UK since the late 1970s. Events include:


Main cities

Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy was a spiritual Teacher, who was also a keen runner and saw running as part of his philosophy of 'Self-Transcendence'.

“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.”

- Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy himself ran several marathons and a few ultra-marathons. His best time for the marathon was 3:55:07 in Toledo Ohio, 1979.

Run and Become

Run and Become was originally founded by husband and wife team Ongkar Tony Smith and Cherry Smith in 1982, (at the suggestion of Sri Chinmoy). It is now managed by their daughters Shankara and Dipika Smith.

Run and Become is at the heart of the London running community and has sponsored many of our local Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team. events.

More at Run and Become

Our race stories

As well as organising events, the UK Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team are active in different disciplines, including.

  • Karteek Clarke - with 11 successful English Channel swims
  • Tejvan Pettinger - UK national hill climb champion 2013 (cycling)
  • Abichal Sherrington - Completed 3100 Mile Self Transcendence Race


View more: Race Stories by SCMT members

(Video right: Tejvan 2015 British TT champs Eurosport)


Our Try-a-Tri event is tailor-made for beginners, especially first-timers, at the sport of triathlon. With manageable distances and the combination of a pool swim and a flat run course, the Self-Transcendence Somerset Try-a-Tri is a great way to get a taste of the UK's fastest growing endurance sport.

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