**Limited to 500 Runners, as of June 21st**
It is OFFICIAL. The 3rd Queens Distance Runners road race takes runners through the streets of Jackson Heights on August 28th, 2021.
ALL PROCEEDS OF THE EVENT WILL BENEFIT THE VICTIMS OF THE JACKSON HEIGHTS 89TH STREET FIRE, ORGANIZED ON BEHALF OF THE 89TH STREET TENANT ASSOCIATION.
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 (Meets at The Queensboro every Monday at 6PM) was founded to take advantage of the Open Streets of 34th Avenue.
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 this Inaugural Jackson Heights Mile, sure to unite the running community with Jackson Heights, and vice versa.
As we get closer to August 28th, we will unveil more details on the race, including Bib Pickup. Thank you for your support of Queens Distance. #queensdistance #jacksonheightsmile #queensisthefuture
Registration Includes a Personalized Bib, Jackson Heights Tank Tee & Finisher Medal
Your name on your bib by 8/14
$5 Off Registration
$10 Off Registration
Uncheck this box to register for the run/walk
The Competitive Wave is by INVITE ONLY. If you have been invited or would like to be considered for the Competitive Wave please email firstname.lastname@example.org for access to the Password to register.
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.
RACE REGISTRATION WILL COME WITH A JACKSON HEIGHTS TANK AND A MEDAL (Must register by 8/7/21 to guarantee your tank, or until Capacity is reached)
(Sign up for an Annual Membership for QDR+ at this link)
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.
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
7AM- Women 60 and up7:20AM- Men 60 and up7:40AM- Women 40-598AM- Men 40-598:20AM- Women 20-398:40AM- Men 20-399AM- Jackson Heights Women’s Competitive Mile9:15AM- Jackson Heights Men’s Competitive Mile9:30AM- Jackson Heights Community Champions Mile
POST RACE FESTIVITIES!
(Email email@example.com if you are interested in offering promotional items to our runners on Race Day, or if you are interested in Sponsoring this event)
It’s not every day that we enjoy the opportunity to race the streets of Queens. We invite you to stick around and support the event. We promise that our day in the most diverse neighborhood in the world will be special.
The Queens Distance Runners thank you for your support across all these years. For residents and natives of Jackson Heights, we can only begin to imagine how memorable this day will be. One major step forward in our Mission Statement to “Bring runners to Queens, and Queens to runners.
$25- General Registration$20- QDR Member (Select below)$15- QDR Member+ (Must receive a code from QDR)(Sign up for an Annual Membership for QDR+ at this link)
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