This wasn't your run-of-the-mill group of marathon runners gathered at Rockladn Lake State Park today.
The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team hosted a Self-Transcendence Marathon that started this morning and went into the afternoon.
More than 600 people from around the world participated in the event. Sri Chinmoy was a spiritual leader who advocated physical activity as a way to enhance meditation.
His marathon team was formed in 1977 by followers of his teachings and has continued on to organize and participate in various athletic activities.