**Limited to 1,000 Runners**
Registration for the 2nd Annual Jackson Heights Mile is OPEN!
Queens Is The Future! Register today for our return to race our signature one mile race in the most diverse neighborhood in the United States! Race the mile, watch the rest of the heats throughout the morning, and stay afterwards and enjoy everything that Jackson Heights has to offer. The Jackson Heights Mile is USATF certified, starts next to Northern Playground by Public School 149, runs through the 34th Avenue Open Street, passing Paseo Park and ending one block after Travers Park. The Mile ends on a steep downhill.
In 2020, our Jackson Heights Community Group Run was founded to make of the Open Streets of 34th Avenue.
Run With Queens Distance Runners!
Monday's6PM @thequeensboro – Jackson Heights Community Run6:30PM @Rivercrest – Astoria Community Run 6:30PM @Neir’s Tavern – Woodhaven Community Run 6:30AM
Wednesday's6:30AM @Forest Park Track – Track Session6:30PM @thequeensboro – Jackson Heights Community Run 6:30PM @St. John’s Track – Track Session
Thursday's 6:30PM @32-02 Francis Lewis Blvd – Flushing Community Run
Friday's6AM @Ralph’s – Glen Oaks Community Run6:30PM @Spencer Pilates – Forest Hills Community Run8AM @Pop’s Cocina & Bar – QDR Food Run
About Queens Distance Runners. In 2013, when QDR was founded by three mid-twenty fresh-out of college, we have always dreamed of the opportunity to welcome runners with the opportunity of racing our neighborhoods, while generating business for our local institutions, and supporting LOCAL causes.
Inching closer to these dreams, Queens Distance Runners has grown throughout the years, not only through our presence at numerous events across New York City, but through our own annual Race Events, organized across our Borough. With tremendous resiliency, QDR managed to increase membership and organize local initiatives in the midst of the pandemic. In 2020, our Jackson Heights Community Group Run was founded to take advantage of the Open Streets of 34th Avenue. In 2022, our Community Group Run meets twice a week, welcoming everyone and anyone interested in joining us in activity.
As our organic and grassroots Race Events grew in scale, so did our foundation of committed Volunteers. This was on full display as in late 2020, QDR organized the only sanctioned Marathon in New York City, along with multiple rounds of the Inaugural QDR Half Marathon. Our success is shared, and we are grateful for the trust the community has placed in us to organize our 2nd Annual Jackson Heights Mile, sure to unite the running community with Jackson Heights, and vice versa. We are hopeful that our continued success will lead to more Race Events on the streets of Queens, and appreciate your support.
We are grateful to The City of New York, Queens Community Board, and Jackson Heights for once again allowing us the opportunity to race our streets promoting healthy activity while furthering what will become a Jackson Heights tradition. If anyone is interested in Volunteering in gathering petitions on Monday's and Weekends to inform the general public on the news of the race, please email [email protected]
As we get closer to August 27th, we will unveil more details on the race, including Bib Pickup.
Interested in Sponsoring the Jackson Heights Mile? Email [email protected]
Thank you for your support of the Jackson Heights Mile, Happy Training! #queensdistance #jacksonheightsmile #queensisthefuture
Choose your Start Time Below.Timed event.
(If a Parent/Guardian wishes to run with their child, they must also register separately for this heat) Timed event.
Line Up at 81st Street.Untimed Dash.
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Attn: Competitive Athletes
If you wish to enter into our Competitive Heat, the fastest Mile in Queens, please review the following.
We suggest registering for the Mile in your corresponding heat, to ensure you are in the race. Email [email protected] with "(First and Last Name), Jackson Heights Mile Competitive Heat Inquiry" in the Subject Line. If you meet the following requirements for any of these three distances, we will send you a code to register, and will refund your registration.
The Standards for the Competitive Heat is as follows:
All races needed to have been completed on a USATF Certified Course, and must have a results link, for our reference.
MileWomen- 5:30 and UnderMen- 4:45 and Under
5KWomen- 18:30 and UnderMen- 16:30 and Under
800Women- 2:30 and UnderMen- 2:10 and Under
Updated Qualifying Window: January 2021-August 24th, 2022
Strava Time Trials are allowed, and MUST be conducted on a Track. Links will be reviewed case by case.
Form a Team with friends or family! Run with a club or crew? Create the team or select it if it is already in the menu below. This is optional.
Registration fees are used toward race expenses and cannot be returned once you sign up.
**Limited to 1000 Runners**
Runners must check their baggage at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their heat at Northern Playground (94th Street).
Upon completing your race, runners will walk forward to 75th Street, loop around the median of 34th Avenue, and walk back in the direction of Travers Park, your bag will be set in numerical order, and ready for pick up and join our festivities at Travers Park.
If you prefer to leave your bag directly at Travers Park, we ask that you do so at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your heat. You could use this as an opportunity to warm up to 94th Street.
Virtual: Your bib will be shipped to you. Please be sure you provide your shipping address while registering.
If you don't get your bib in the mail, please use the live chat at elitefeats.com, and we'll send a new one after confirming your shipping address (include an apartment number if applicable)
Runners will run south down 94th Street, and make the only right turn of the entire race, accessing the south road of 34th Avenue. There is a slight incline passing 82nd Street, but what goes up, must come down. Whether you go out hard or “sit and kick”, each and every runner has a steep downhill for nearly the entire final 400 meters.
¼- 91st Street½- 86th Street¾- 81st StreetFinish- 76th Street
See the USATF Certified Map HERE
Bold times are Timed events. Kids Dashes are Untimed.
10AM Women 40+
10:25AM Men 40+
10:35AM- Kids 400M Dash Round 1
10:50AM Women 30-39
11:15AM Men 30-39
11:25AM- Kids 400M Dash Round 2
11:40AM Women 29 & Under
12:05PM Men 29 & Under
12:30PM Competitive Women & Men*
12:50PM Community Champions and Kids Mile
If you wish to enter into our Competitive Heat, the fastest Mile in Queens, please review the following:
Please send all inquires to [email protected]Facebook @QueensDistance & Instagram @QueensDistance
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Upload your times & photos beginning 8/27 - 9/4TRACKING YOUR DISTANCE4 Laps to one Mile on a TrackTreadmillMapMyRun.comFind a Certified USATF CourseSome events display course maps at elitefeats.comMany parks have measured 'fitness' trails open to the public Download free app Strava & hit 'Record'
HOW TO POST TIMES1. Cover ground whenever & wherever you'd like!2. On Start Date visit elitefeats.com/Results - search this event.3. Search your name - click Update.4. Enter your time.5. Optional upload up to 5 photos.
WHEN TO POSTEARLY REGISTRANTS (before start day) can start posting times ON start day!LATE REGISTRANTS (after start day) allow up to 24 hours to post times.BIB MAILING begins Monday prior to start day. If you register after this, please allow 3-5 business days to receive.You don't need the bib to participate, it's a keepsake!
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