For any Questions you do not see addressed below, please email queensmarathon@qdrunners.org

Q: When are the price increases?

A: For Runners:

  • $100 until December 31st, 2018,
  • $120 until March 1st, 2019,
  • $160 until April 20th, 2019.

For QDR Members (Members must Confirm their Membership Prior to Registering for the 2019 Queens Marathon)

  • $80 until December 31st, 2018,
  • $95 until March 1st, 2019,
  • $130 until April 20th, 2019.

For QDR Plus Members. (An Annual Charge of $40 Per Person, $60 For a Family Package)

  • $60 until December 31st, 2018,
  • $75 until March 1st, 2019,
  • $90 until April 20th, 2019.

Q: Are there other races I can sign-up for that aren’t a Marathon?

A: Dec 16-Feb 16-March 10, March 24

Q: Will I be able to track athletes live?

A: Yes, Elitefeats will be providing live tracking on the day of the race.

Q: What’s the best form of Transportation to get to the Starting Area?

A: Take the local Flushing-bound 7 train to the Mets-Willets Point station. Walk down the wooden ramp. At the end of the ramp, make a right towards the Unisphere where the starting area will be.

Q: How long can I expect to receive my results?

A: Thanks to Elitefeats, the moment you cross the Finish Line! You will receive a text message and/or email, depending on the options you choose when signing up for the race.

Q: Are there any Prizes or Age Group Winners?

A: Yes! We will announce prizes for Overall Winners and Top 3 in each Age Group on February 1st.

Q: I didn’t receive my confirmation email, how do I get it?

A: Go to the Elitefeats Race Link and select “Resend Confirmation”.

Q: What’s the course like? Hilly? Flat? Fast?

A: There are only a handful of 90 degree turns and while not completely flat, the elevation ranges from 13 to 31 Feet! The only “hills” are overpasses with minimal incline. The Course is rated the #4 Fastest Marathon Course in the State of New York.

Q: Will there be race-day packet pickup?

A: There will NOT be any Race-Day Packet Pickup. You will have Friday and Saturday to pick-up your Materials from our Pre-Race Welcome. 

Q: Will there be hydration stops along the course?

A: We are proud to inform you that 24 of your 26.2 Miles will have a water station! Since there are 4 water stations and six loops, we will make sure you are well hydrated! There will be Gatorade at all tables and there will be a nutrition table at the station closest to the Start/Finish Line.

Q: Is there a bag check?

A: Yes, at the Festival Area!

Q: What is the average temperature at start time?

A: The average temperature on April 21st in Queens, New York has been 56 degrees fahrenheit! However…(read below) 

Q: What if it rains on race day?

A: Races will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, routes may be altered and we will notify you of delays. Races will be canceled only if absolutely necessary for the safety of participants, volunteers and event staff. In this case, there will be no refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must accept any such risk. We encourage you to check our race emails, Facebook, and Instagram throughout the weekend for the latest information.

Q: Will there be restrooms?

A: Of course. There will be portable toilets and NYC Park restrooms near the course

Q: Can I use a baby jogger, roller blades, scooter, or bike?

A: No. These items are all strictly prohibited from the course.

Q: Can I use headphones or earbuds?

A: We highly recommend that you do not run our races with headphones so that you are better able to hear runners approaching to pass, as well as hear safety announcements or emergency vehicles on the course.

Q: Is there late checkout at the hotels?

A: We can confirm that the Holiday Inn LIC is confirming that on the morning of April 21st, you will have to check-out, but you can leave your valuables locked in storage with staff, so you won’t have to worry about a late-check in when you return. 

Q: Can I volunteer to help on event weekend?

A: Yes! There are volunteer positions for every type of person, whether you want to be stationed along one of the race courses or behind the scenes. It’s also a great way for individuals, families, clubs, and other groups to get involved and support the community. We will have volunteer shifts posted as we get through to the New Year.