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Race Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017


Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Address: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

City: Queens

State/Terr: New York

Zip: 11354

Country: USA


Start time: 8:00 AM

The Queens Distance Runners & NYCRUNS proudly present


Are you ready for 26.2 Miles on the 26th of March, 2017?

Last year, it was an incredible honor to have not only put together “The Inaugural Queens Marathon” in partnership with NYCRUNS, but remarkable to have seen such invested support from Queens Businesses, Institutions and the general public for our Inaugural Effort.

Join your fellow runners and make history with our 2nd Annual Queens Marathon on Sunday, March 26th at Flushing Meadows Corona Park!

While Queens Distance works on building the Queens Marathon, we can assure you that the Boston Qualifier-friendly course at Flushing Meadows remains exactly the same!

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 Second 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. 


Training for a Marathon a little later in the Spring? Come to Queens and Tune-Up and be a part of the festivities of the Queens Marathon!

We will be doubling up our "Spring Marathon Tune-Up" in conjunction with The Queens Marathon, as it will provide runners with the opportunity to train towards a later Spring Marathon and be a part of the Queens Marathon festivities!


The Marathon is a 4 loop course. This course will be a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier.

The QDR Spring Marathon Tune-Up will be 3 full loops of the Queens Marathon Course, slightly under 20 miles.

Marathon Course Map


Bag check and toilets will be provided. Clif Bar products, bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread. The giveaway for this race will be a t-shirt, and all finishers that meet the official time limit will receive a medal.

Last year, we provided each registrant of The Inaugural 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 2017, is that your Queens Marathon “It’s In Queens” bundle will be just a bit heavier!


Packet Pickup for Friday and Saturday, March 24th and 25th will be determined later. Race Day Pickup will be available, we advise arriving well before the time of the race to pick up your packet.


If registering on or before 3/5 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.


See chart below. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!

   Marathon Tune-Up
Through 12/31 $80 $40
Through 2/28 $100 $50
Until online registration closes $120 $60
Race day (if available) $160 $80


Marathon: Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. All finishers will receive a medal

Tune-Up: All finishers will receive a medal. There will be no Top Finisher or Age Group awards for the Tune-Up.


Not ready to race?  Volunteer at this event and earn $75 in NYCRUNS race credit that never expires! 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. Parking is limited at all of our events.  We strongly encourage you to use mass transit.


You will only be scored in the event for which you have registered. The official course time limit is 6 hours. 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. To learn more about all our policies, click here.


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 develops 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.

Event details and schedule

Other Info:

• 2017 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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