Bristol Sri Chinmoy Races Summer Series
Weekday evenings every summer between early May and late July on the "Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile" in Eastville Park
About the event
Sri Chinmoy Races in Bristol take place on weekday evenings every Summer between early May and late July on the "Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile" in Eastville Park (map at bottom of this page).
For 2018 we once again have two 2 mile races, a 5k and a 3 x 1 mile relay which is open to any team of three runners (and is loads of fun - the highlight of the series!). It is affectionately being called the Ice Cream Relay as every runner gets a free ice cream at the end of the race. The junior runners love this race!
The course is an accurately measured, undulating 1-mile pavement loop around the perimeter of the park. Shaded by trees for much of its length, the course is perfect for summer evening racing or speedwork.
For 2018 we have had to sadly make the necessary decision of increasing the race entry fees by £1 per race. This is due to the increase in the Park Permit that Bristol City Council charge us to use Eastville Park for our races. We will still offer the same level of medals that the Sri Chinmoy Races are renowned for.
Therefore for 2018 the cost of each race is £5 for members of affiliated running clubs and £7 for all other runners. You can enter the 3-race series in advance for only £13 (affiliated) or £18 (unaffiliated).
The relay race is £2 (affiliated) or £4 (unaffiliated) per runner.
Juniors are £2 (affiliated) or £4 (unaffiliated) for all races. Entry is £1 extra on the day. See section below on how to enter.
2 miles, 5km and 3*1 mile relay
- Main race: 7.30pm
- Junior race: 7.15pm
- £5 clubs and £7 for unaffiliated
- 3-race series in advance - £13 (affiliated) or £18 (u/a)
- Juniors (under 16) £2 (£4 unaffiliated)
- First 7 men and women
- First 3 men and women 50+
- First 2 men and women 60+
- First man and woman 70+
- First 3 junior boys and girls
- UK Athletics
How to Enter
There are 3 different ways you can enter the races:
1) ONLINE VIA RUNBRITAIN
This year we would like to encourage all runners to enter the Whole Series online. The added incentive is, if we get enough entries we will endeavour to offer a free 40th Anniversary Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team t-shirt to every runner.
Junior Race whole series
Senior Race whole series
3 x 1 Mile Relay Tuesday 17 July Enter on the night or by Entry Form
2) MAIL ENTRY FORM
Download the race entry form and post it to us along with a cheque:
3) ENTER ON THE DAY
This is £1 extra. It would be helpful if you could download the entry form and fill it out to save time on the day.
For 2018 Sri Chinmoy Bristol Races will be looking to offer a free 40th Anniversary (1997 - 2017) Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team t-shirt to all those runners that compete in the 3 individual races - just sign up for the whole series. We are still looking at costing and our race budget but we will endeavour to make it happen as we know all runners love a free technical t-shirt :-)
The series winners are announced at the end of the relay race. In addition, club points accumulated in the individual races will go towards a Men's and Women's Club League and a trophy awarded to the club with the most points at the end of the race series.
Here is an explanation of how the CLUB and INDIVIDUAL titles are worked out.
About the Organisers
The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
Serving the running community for over 40 years...
Team Founder Sri Chinmoy
A lifelong advocate of fitness and self-transcendence...