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Sunday, May 6, 2018

QDR Queens Marathon  

Start Time: 7:00 AM
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Fountain of The Planets
Flushing, NY
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The Race

Queens, the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world, welcomes you to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, our most prestigious park as The Queens Distance Runners proudly present, The 3rd Annual Queens Marathon! Take in the sights of the World's Fair Grounds, wave hello to the Queens Museum, and circle the iconic Unisphere as you tour the Crown Jewel of Queens.

COURSE

Due to construction in the park, this year's USATF Certified Boston Qualifying course will likely be 8 loops. The course will be finalized in April.

AMENITIES

Bag check and toilets will be provided.Water and Gatorade will be available on the course, and bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to greet you at the finish line. The giveaway for this race will be a tech t-shirt*. All finishers will receive a medal.

*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email theteam@nycruns.com within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address.

Last year, we provided each registrant of the Queens Marathon with an “It’s In Queens” bundle which came packaged with goodies and amenities that makes Queens, “The World’s Borough”. What we can tell you for 2018, is that your Queens Marathon “It’s In Queens” bundle will be just a bit heavier!

PACKET PICKUP

Pre-race Packet Pickup is TBD

Race Day Pickup will be available beginning at 5:30am.

BIB MAILING

If registering on or before 4/5 you can choose to have your bib mailed to you for an additional fee of $15. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you enter at that time. Swag will not be mailed but will be available for pickup before or after the race.

COST

Currently $95

RESULTS, AWARDS, FINISH LINE PHOTOS & VIDEO

Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Our awards policies are available here.

Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page. These may not be published for several days.

DIRECTIONS

Take the 7 train to Mets–Willets Point. Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events.  We strongly encourage you to use mass transit.

POLICIES

The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and you may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and rules of competition.

ABOUT QUEENS DISTANCE RUNNERS

Queens Distance Runners is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 Event Management Company under the group exemption provided by Road Runners Club of America.

We are a grassroots organization focused on attracting tourism to the growing borough of Queens, a county that is highly family oriented and proudly holds large groups of immigrants. Our mission is to provide a public good by creating and promoting race events that develop communities, small businesses and the state of fitness of our local residents. We are a group of Queens natives that know the neighborhoods and community leaders very well.

Race Contact

qdrunners@gmail.com