Race-Day Essentials: NYRR Queens 10K

Race-Day Essentials: NYRR Queens 10K

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The NYRR Queens 10K is here, and it's going to be an amazing event! Familiarize yourself with these race-day logistics to ensure a smooth start to your 6.2 miles in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.


Wave 1 or Wave 2?

First things first: Check your NYRR Queens 10K Race Details email for your wave assignment. From there, plan your arrival time based on whether you're in Wave 1 (corrals AA-F) or Wave 2 (corrals G-L). 

Wave 1 Start Time: 7:45 a.m. 
Wave 2 Start Time: 8:15 a.m.


When to Arrive

If you still need to pick up your number, plan to arrive at least 45-60 minutes prior to your start time. 

If you already have your number, plan to arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to your start time. 


Getting to the Start

Start Location: Meridian Road between the Avenue of Discovery and Rodman Walk, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

By Public Transportation: Use MTA Trip Planner and follow the MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

By Car: If you are driving, the preferred route is the Grand Central Parkway to exit 9E toward Northern Boulevard, which leads to 126th Street alongside Citi Field. Stay on 126th Street to Roosevelt Avenue and turn right; proceed to parking lot entrances on both the right and left.

Race-day parking is available at Citi Field (parking lots E and F and Southfield via gates 3, 16, and 17) from 6:00 to 11:00 a.m. for a flat rate of $25. A pre-paid parking pass can be purchased for $25 (credit card only) during number pickup at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub. If you plan to drive to the race and park at Citi Field, we strongly recommend that you purchase this pre-paid parking pass, which will allow for expedited entrance to the Citi Field parking lots on race morning. 

View Citi Field parking map.

The park roads will be closed at 7:15 a.m. in preparation for the race. All vehicles must be off the streets and parked by this time. 

By Bike: If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.


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