Event details and schedule
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Join thousands of fellow runners for the NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon as the race, now in its 4th year, bursts outside of the park and takes a tour of New York City's most diverse borough at New York City's biggest new race in years!
Since 2014, runners from 36 states and 27 countries have journeyed to Queens and made their way to Flushing Meadows Park to participate. This year their faith is rewarded with a great new course! You will exit Flushing Meadows Park, do a loop around the famed Queens Botanical Garden and through the neighborhoods bordering Kissena Park, pass by the historic cemeteries of Queens, zip along Main Street in downtown Flushing, visit the Bay via the Marina, and see the home of the New York Mets before heading back into the park to tour the World’s Fair grounds.
Along the way, you’ll be treated to great local music and wildly enthusiastic crowds representing the communities whose unrivaled diversity make Flushing a top tourist destination and the next big thing in NYC.
The USATF Certified course will be electronically timed using the MYLAPS Bibtag system. Clocks will be at every mile, and there will be timing points every 5K.
H20, Gatorade, and restrooms will be available approximately every 1.5 miles, Clif Shots will be available at approximately Mile 8, and medical support will be available throughout the course.
NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, change into your NYCRUNS Queens Half long sleeve techie* and wear your incredible medal with pride! Enjoy a fresh New York bagel, New York State apples, and more while listening to a world class DJ and seeing your friends cross the finish line.
*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Queens Half VIPs get extra perks, see below!
VIP (VIP registration has now closed)
Upgrade your Queens Half Marathon experience and become a VIP!
In addition to the amenities above, VIPs will also enjoy:
- Entry for yourself and one guest to a private area on race day that includes dedicated food, water, and toilets for VIPs and guests only
- Entry for yourself and one guest to an exclusive VIP pre-race breakfast
- Exclusive VIP-only giveaway (stay tuned for details!)
- Your bib & shirt mailed to you before the race (domestic US shipping only) - skip the lines at packet pickup!
- Your name printed on your bib
- Your photo and story featured on Queens Half Marathon social media channels
- Special early guaranteed entry into the 2018 NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon
All of this for just an additional $100! Simply select "VIP" in the "Extras" menu on the registration form. VIP spots are limited, don't miss out!
PACKET PICKUPPrerace Packet Pickup - Paragon Sports Thursday: 12 PM - 8 PM Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM Paragon Sports is located at 867 Broadway, just North of Union Square in Manhattan. Please check mta.info for directions. Race Day: 5 AM - 6:30 AM. Race day bib pickup will be in the race festival area, not far from the start. You will need to pick up your shirt in the festival area after the race. You can skip the extra trip by choosing to have your bib & shirt mailed to you or by becoming a VIP.
BIB & SHIRT MAILING (No Longer Available)
If registering on or before 10/15, you can choose to have your bib & shirt mailed to you for an additional fee of $25. You must choose this option when registering and the packet must be mailed to the address you enter at that time. Shipping to domestic US addresses only. Bib & shirt mailing is included when you become a VIP!
NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!
|On October 20 (Quit procrastinating!)||$100.00|
|On November 6th (We get it, you needed some time.)||$110.00|
|Race Week (Ok, now come on!)||$120.00|
|In Person (Seriously, why did you wait?)||$150.00|
Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over.
Our awards policies are available here.
Want to race this one for free? Volunteer at any of these upcoming events and rack up as much credit as you can. Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 per shift to a cause partner of your choice. What’s this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.
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. We strongly encourage you to use mass transit.
Parking will be available for $10.00 at nearby Citi Field starting at 5 AM.
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 here.
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