NYC's NEWEST BIG RACE!
Last year thousands of runners completed New York City's newest big race - the NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon. The reviews were rave and we're excited to return to the streets of Queens on November 17th, 2018. Are you in?
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. Along the way, expect to be cheered by enthusiastic crowds and entertained by musicians representing the many diverse cultures that populate the borough.
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, and medical support will be available throughout the course.
NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, change into your NYCRUNS Queens Half long sleeve race shirt* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Upgrade your Queens Half Marathon experience and become a VIP! In addition to the standard amenities , VIPs will also enjoy:
Entry for yourself and one guest (not another participant) 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 (not another participant) 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
- Special early guaranteed entry into the 2019 NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon
- All of this for just an additional $100! Simply select “VIP” in the “Extras” menu on the registration form.
VIP spots are limited, don’t miss out!
BIB & SHIRT MAILING
If registering on or before October 15th, 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!
Pre-Race packet pickup location and exact hours TBD. There will be pickup in Manhattan on Friday 11/16.
Race Day packet pickup will be available in the race festival area not far from the start.
You can save yourself the hassle by choosing to have your bib & shirt mailed to you or by becoming a VIP– see above section for details.
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.
Through March 1st (Super Early!)$70.00
Through June 17th (Still Pretty Early)$75.00
Until ??? $80.00
Starting November 6th (Ok, now come on!)$125.00
Last Chance / Packet Pickup- 11/15 - 11/16 (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.
Please take public transportation if possible. The 7 Train to Shea-Willets Point is steps from the start. Please check mta.info 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. The cost of parking is TBD.
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.