For The Love of Queens 5K
Spring Forward 10 & 5 Mile
Rockaway Beach 5K & 10K
Forest Park 10, 5 & 1 Miler
30K Fall Marathon Tune-Up
Toy Drive 5 Miler
Race instructions regarding the staggered start will be sent out days prior to the event.Please be Mindful - social distancing will be in effect.Be Prepared - bring a mask or buff. You do not have to run wearing your mask/buff but have it on you at all times.Bathrooms - Public bathrooms located within a few minutes walk from start & finish.
ALL INFORMATION ON THESE EVENTS PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOMor visit QDRunners.org
Queens Distance Runners' mission is to provide a public good by creating and promoting race events that develop communities, small businesses, and the state of fitness of local residents.
Race instructions regarding the staggered start will be sent out days prior to the event.Please be Mindful - social distancing will be in effect at the start line with staggered and chip-timed starts.Be Prepared - bring a mask or buff. You do not have to run wearing your mask/buff but have it on you at all times.Bathrooms - Public bathrooms located within a few minutes walk from start & finish.
No Spectators - No official bag check
5 WAVES: 8AM, 8:45AM, 9:30AM, 10:15AM & 11AMEACH WAVE IS CAPPED AT 25
AwardsTop 3 Overall M/FTop 3 M/F Age Groups: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 10-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
View the USATF Certified Course Map HEREThis is a looped course.
The Spring Forward 10 and 5 Mile race will be virtual this year. Please upload your times from March 7 - 14. See the bottom of the page for virtual instructions. If you would still like to run the course, see below!
If you have any questions concerning the Spring Forward Virtual 10 and 5 Miler, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Runners are encouraged to take the Q12 or Q13 and walk a few blocks to 215th Place where you will see our Race Hub.
The Mile runs within Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The best way to arrive to the Start would be to take the 7 Train to 111th Street and walk down to 56th Avenue. There will be a few parking spots by the Queens Museum and underneath the Van Wyck Expressway. Another popular spot to park is along 108th Street.
ENTIRELY on the Boardwalk. The 5K is One Full Loop, the 10K is Two Loops.
The Start/Finish Line off of the Beach 94th Street Entrance to the Boardwalk and heads West towards Beach 108th Street, returns to 94th Street, (1.5 Miles), then continues onward to Beach 73rd street and returns for the completion of the 5K loop. If you are running the 10K, retrace your steps for the 2nd Loop.
The Race Central will be located at Forest Park Drive, by Woodhaven Blvd.
With few races in Queens’ 3rd Largest Park, you’ll enjoy a quiet scene and opportunity for you to hone in on your Race Pace. Our Volunteers are highly knowledgeable, run the Borough every day, and will be on site to help any racers along the way.
1 Loop is 10K, and 3 Loops is 30K & Pacers will be available! Water Stations and Bathrooms: There will be Two Water Stations along with Electrolytes (Gatorade) and will have GU and Bananas after 1 Hour into the Event.There will be at least two NYC Parks Bathrooms open. Portable Toilets near the Start & FinishTime Limit: 4 Hours (12:52 Pace Per Mile). We will make sure to have Volunteers lively and ready for any and all runners.
Out and back out loop of Forest Park Drive East from Woodhaven Boulevard to Metropolitan Avenue and back.One loop is 2.5 miles out and back.There will be a Water Station by the Metropolitan Avenue side of the route.Mile Markers 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be on display on the Right Side of the road.Mile 5 is the Finish Line!The course is hilly and dare we say, you may have to "use the force" to persevere!
TRAIN R or M Train to Woodhaven Blvd and take the Q53.You can also take the E or F Train to Union Turnpike Kew Gardens and jog about 1.5 Miles through Forest Park Drive.There’s also the J Train which takes you to Woodhaven Blvd, where you can walk up the hill to Forest Park Drive.
Horse and Duck Studio will place themselves along the course, capturing your very best moments of the race!
Please send all inquires to email@example.comFacebook @QueensDistance | Instagram @QueensDistanceVolunteer: CLICK HERE!
LIVE online/email/text results. LIVE Split Point Tracking throughout looped courses.FREE Video & Same-day finish line picsMisc Photos on Facebook @elitefeats
For the Love of Queens 5K: Upload your times & photos beginning 2/20 - 2/28Spring Forward 10M & 5M: Upload your times & photos beginning 3/7 - 3/14
FAQWhat is a Virtual Run? A Virtual Run is an event that doesn’t require you to be at the actual event. So you don’t have to physically attend our event in order to make a difference!
When can I run? Any time! Don't forget you can only post your time between the dates listed above.
TRACKING 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 the start day. Allow 3-5 business days to receive. You don't need the bib to participate, it's a keepsake!
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