3100: Run and Become

What if the simple act of running could lead to profound enlightenment? 3100: Run and Become follows an unassuming Finnish paperboy in his attempt to complete the Self-Transcendence 3100 Miler – the world’s longest race – where he must run at least 60 miles per day for 52 days around a 1⁄2 mile sidewalk loop in New York City. His quest takes viewers not only to the heart of this astonishing event but around the globe to the ancient cultures that have held running sacred for millennia.

This feature length documentary is set to premiere in 2018. Visit the film’s site for more information.

The trailer will be released next year too, but in the meantime, here’s the teaser made for our successful Kickstarter campaign.

3100: RUN AND BECOME. Trailer from Sanjay Rawal on Vimeo.

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It’s been exactly one year since the theatrical release of 3100 Run and Become. Trying to make movies about sacred topics is never easy. Trying to motivate people to see them is even harder. But efforts of service to the Real, to the Truth and to the Creator however humble unfold as the universe wishes. And signs are always there for those who notice.
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Our film launched as part of the 30th Anniversary of @wings_of_america and they gathered a pantheon of the spiritual greats for our opening including Oren Lyons(Onondaga Nation) and Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo) and Running legends like Billy Mills (Lakota, gold medalist), Patti Dillon (former world record holder) and Henry Rono (another former record holder).
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There have been so many other signs along our journey as well - and we are learning to measure success not by box office, downloads, or streaming contacts (@netflix and @hulu declined us). But the spirit we tried our best to capture will outlive all those metrics. We hope to inspire the human heart and if we have done so even once, that’s the best thing we could ever achieve. .
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Thank you to all who have supported and all who continue to do so. With love and tremendous gratitude.
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Update::: We raised money to sponsor the first San Bushmen Games in the Kalahari, to be held this September. It will be organized by our advocate character from the film Jumanda Gakelebone. Events include traditional horseback riding, archery and ... of course... football (soccer) 😂. Jumanda will also intersperse tracking lessons and workshops for San Bushman youth. .
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We couldn’t have done this without you all. Stay tuned for news and results!!
📷: @forestwoodward
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This is what finishing 3100 miles feels like. Harita Davies sets the New Zealand national record for women and men in the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, averaging approximately 60.1 miles a day for 51 days 9.5 hours (unofficial time).
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Thanks to @purepowerlife and @districtvision for powering her last few days. 📷 Utpal Marshall.
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@scmtny @3100film #runnersofinsta #womenrunners #inspiringwomen #inspiringwomenrunners @thepeacerun @runandbecome1 #sc3100 @mrsanjayr
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There’s a lot to be said about how far the sporting world needs to go to achieve equality, particularly toward the end of the spectrum - massive ultra-endurance races where women’s participation still hovers at or below 40%. For the first 13 years of the 3100, only one woman signed up - the indefatigable Suprabha Beckjord of Washington DC. The founder of the race, Sri Chinmoy, gave Suprabha special dispensation to take longer than the allotted 52 days if necessary - if only to make a point to the ultra-running world that women can scale the same mountains as men. Suprabha amassed an astounding 13 finishes in 13 years.
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This summer Harita Davies of New Zealand took up the challenge of the 3100 for the 2nd time having finished in 2017. She struggled with training prior to this year’s event but after the 2 other women who signed up were forced to drop out before the start (owing to injuries), Harita was forced to confront the issue of equality. Without participation, there can be no equality. And she consciously strengthened her resolve to start the race simply as a representative of her gender.
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For over a decade, Harita has captained the US team of @thepeacerun, a global relay for peace, which takes her to thousands of schools across the US. She has learned to run for causes greater than personal achievement. And she brought that spirit and ethos to this year’s race.
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And in this summer’s edition of the Self-Transcendence 3100, Harita has had to shoulder an extra responsibility. Dozens of women have come from the boros of NYC to run with her. And despite deep fatigue, she always takes that mantle and gives of herself to those women who make the pilgrimage to Queens.
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She has given so much of herself this summer and I beg, I implore those of you in NYC to come to the 3100 tomorrow (Tuesday) at 5 pm to celebrate not only Harita’s finish, but the example of excellence and self-giving that she represents. No use just talking about equality. We must all step up to support the athletes who live and breathe that fight.
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Thank you. .
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📷 Jowan Gauthier
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4 August
Day 5: Vasu Duzhiy and Ananda-Lahari Zuscin Finish
Two men made it to the finish line today. Vasu Duzhiy, 52, St Petersburg, Russia ran 27.4 miles to reach his goal of 3100 miles, in doing so he became an eight-time finisher. His time was 49 days+06:39:09. He averaged 62.913 miles per day (101.248km). The gracious and humble lumber foreman is still ranked fifth all-time for 3100 miles.

He was joined in the finishers’ ranks by Ananda-Lahari Zuscin, 44, Kosice Slovakia. Mr Zuscin has started 15 times in the world’s longest race, and his heroic performance this year netted his sixth finish, a personal best. He finished in 49 days+09:42:19, which averages out to 62.75 miles (100.988 km). Ananda- Lahari beat his best effort, set in 2006, by nearly five hours. Patience, perseverance and a dauntless spirit have kept Ananda-Lahari focused on the Goal.

The rest of the field kept running well into the evening after the two afternoon finishes. Harita Davies ran 62.01 miles to position herself for a Tuesday afternoon finish. Smarana Puntigam needs a mere 129 laps to reach his goal on Monday, but the gentleman may stretch his run out a little until Tuesday morning on the last day. Todor Dimitrov keeps inspiring everyone here at the race, as he ran 67.5 miles, virtually aligning himself with a most improbable finish on Tuesday evening. The runner of the Day prize, however, aside from the finishers, had to be given to Ushika Muckenhumer, for his 71.3 mile day. It looks like we just might have three runners finish on Tuesday.
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3100 Race Update. Day 49 Done! Morning of Day 50 update.
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3 August
Day 49: Nirbhasa Magee Finishes Second.
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Nirbhasa Magee, 39, an Irish runner living in Iceland, finished second in the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race Saturday afternoon in 48 days+09:04:57. This was his third finish of the longest race, and he bettered his best time from 2017 by over six hours. Nirbhasa Averaged 64.08 miles per day (103.12 km).
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A side story to the finish was the amazing run of Ananda-Lahari Zuscin, who completed 89.45 miles today, reducing the distance from himself to third placer Vasu Duzhiy from 52 miles to 17 miles. The Slovakian also placed himself in position to end his race Sunday afternoon. He is 44.45 miles away from the finish line. Vasu, conversely, has only 50 laps to go (27.44 miles) before reaching the finish line for the eighth straight time.
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