Join thousands of fellow runners for the NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon as the race, now in its 4th year, bursts outside of the park and takes a tour of New York City's most diverse borough at New York City's biggest new race in years!

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 great new course! You will exit Flushing Meadows Park, do a loop around the famed Queens Botanical Garden and through the neighborhoods bordering 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.


The USATF Certified course will be electronically timed using the MYLAPS Bibtag system. Clocks will be at every mile, and there will be timing points every 5K.

H20, Gatorade, and restrooms will be available approximately every 1.5 miles, Clif Shots will be available at approximately Mile 8, and medical support will be available throughout the course.

NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon Course Map & Elevation Profile


NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, change into your NYCRUNS Queens Half  long sleeve techie* and wear your incredible medal with pride! Enjoy a fresh New York bagel, New York State apples, and more while listening to a world class DJ and seeing your friends cross the finish line.

*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address.

Queens Half VIPs get extra perks, see below!


Along with all the fun, NYCRUNS is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all participants and spectators. There are a few specifics you need to be aware of.

  • If you are checking a bag, you must use the clear bag provided when picking up your bib. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • You must show your bib to check or recover a checked bag and to enter the corrals.
  • Security will search your bag before handing it off to a volunteer to sort. At this point, you will be unable to retrieve your bag until after the event.
  • You are not allowed to bring bags of any kind into the corral. This included camel backs, hydration packs, and the clear plastic bags we hand out.
  • Do not leave bags unattended anywhere including at VIP. They will be removed and likely be unrecoverable.
  • No weapons or any kind, flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks, toxic chemicals, explosives, glass containers, alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, or an other item that security deems dangerous to participants, spectators, staff, or volunteers are allowed at the race.
  • No drones are allowed.
  • We will be using the event flag system to communicate any changes in event safety status.


Prerace Packet Pickup – Paragon Sports

Thursday 11/16: 12 PM – 8 PM

Friday 11/17: 10 AM – 6 PM

Paragon Sports is located at 867 Broadway, just North of Union Square in Manhattan. Please check for directions.

Race Day: 5 AM – 6:30 AM.

Race day bib pickup will be in the race festival area, not far from the start. You will need to pick up your shirt in the festival area after the race.





Due to the street closures, there will be no late starts permitted whatsoever.  If you are not across the starting line, before 7:15 AM, you will not be allowed to start.



NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you! There will be no race day registration.

On October 20 (Quit procrastinating!)$100.00

On November 6th (We get it, you needed some time.)$110.00

Race Week  Specifically November 14th (Ok, now come on!)$125.00

Last Chance / Packet Pickup- 11/16 - 11/17  (Seriously, why did you wait?)$150.00


Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over.

Our awards policies are available here.


Want to race this one for free? Volunteer at any of these upcoming events and rack up as much credit as you can. Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 per shift to a cause partner of your choice. What’s this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.


Please take public transportation if possible. The 7 Train to Shea-Willets Point is steps from the start, but it will not be running between Manhattan & Queensboro Plaza. Please check for the most up to date information on public transportation.

If you are driving, please park in Citi Field’s South lot located on Roosevelt Avenue. Use 119 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, NY 11368 as a waypoint. This is also steps from the start underneath the 7 Train. Parking will cost $10.00.

If you are taking Curb or any other drop off service, please have them drop you off at the same location on Roosevelt Avenue. Use 119 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, NY 11368 as a waypoint.


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.