Race Day


Queens has seen an explosion of growth recently. Its unrivaled diversity of neighborhoods, languages, and culinary delights has made it a top tourist destination and the next big thing in NYC.

Among the great new things happening in the borough, the NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon has emerged as a premier road race. Since 2014, runners from 36 states and 27 countries have journeyed to Queens and made their way to Flushing Meadows Park to participate.

Join thousands of fellow runners for the 2017 NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon as the race, now in it’s 4th year, bursts outside of the park and take a tour of some of the most historic parts of New York City’s most diverse borough.



Thursday, November 16

Packet Pickup | Time & Location TBD

Friday, November 17

Packet Pickup | Time & Location TBD

Saturday, November 18

Please note that there will be absolutely NO race day packet pickup!

Half Marathon Start | 7AM

The new course showcases a great slice of Queens! Check out the Course page for details.

Stay tuned for specific details about the start and finish areas and procedures. When available, they will be posted here.


We're still working out the specifics, but we can tell you that we do plan to have official pace groups. Stay tuned and check back here for more information.



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!


Check back here for specific locations and times for VIP amenities on race day. For more information about what is included in the VIP package, refer to the VIP section of the Registration page.


The race will use electronic chip timing and results will be posted on the Results page when they become available.

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. Age group awards will be determined based on net/chip time.

Award and prize money distribution to top finishers is TBD. Top finisher awards will be determined based on gun time.

Our complete awards policies are available here.


Take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point, where there will be signage and volunteers to direct you toward the start area.

If you plan to take a taxi or car service to the start, we will post a specific dropoff location here once that is finalized by our course team. 

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.


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.