NYC's NEWEST BIG RACE!
Join thousands of fellow runners for the NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon as the race, now in it’s 4th year, bursts outside of the park and takes a tour of some of the most historic parts of New York City’s most diverse borough in New York City’s biggest new race in decades!
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 new course that showcases a great slice of Queens!
You will exit Flushing Meadows Park, do a loop around the famed Queens Botanic Gardens and 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 great communities whose unrivaled diversity make Flushing a top tourist destination and the next big thing in NYC.
The new course showcases a great slice of Queens! You will exit Flushing Meadows Park, do a loop around the famed Queens Botanic Gardens and Kissena Park, 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 many of the great communities who call Queens home coming together for New York City’s newest iconic sporting event.
NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, wear your incredible medal with pride and enjoy a fresh New York bagel and more while listening to a world class DJ and seeing your friends cross the finish line. Not every detail of the post-race is complete yet, but we’ll keep you posted as we figure out all of the details.
For now, we can definitely say the usual: Bag check and toilets will be provided. All registrants will receive a great tech t-shirt at packet pickup. Water and Gatorade will be available on the course, Clif Bar products, bagels, and more will greet you at the finish line, and all finishers will receive a medal. Stay tuned!
Queens Half VIPs get extra perks, see below!
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 $100! Simply select “VIP” in the “Extras” menu on the registration form.
VIP spots are limited, don’t miss out!
Pre-Race packet pickup location and exact hours TBD but will be available on Thursday November 16 and Friday November 17. There will be no race-day packet pickup. You can skip the extra trip by choosing to have your bib & shirt mailed to you or by becoming a VIP– see above section for details.
BIB & SHIRT MAILING
If registering on or before October 27, 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!
Early Bird!! Until 20% of entries are sold – $70
Until 40% sold – $80
Until 60% sold – $90
Until 80% sold – $100
Final 20% – $110
Last Chance! – $150
Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 and over.
Prize money distribution to top finishers is TBD.
Our awards policies are available here.
Safety & Security
Along with all the fun, NYCRUNS is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all participants and spectators. Please be aware that runners must pass through metal detectors to enter the start corrals and all checked bags will be screened. Complete details & instructions will be provided to registered runners closer to race day.
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.