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 Avenue of Research, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

By Public Transportation: Runners are strongly encouraged to take public transportation to this event. 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 Grand Central Parkway to exit 9E toward Northern Boulevard, which leads to 126th Street. Turn right onto Shea Road and then left at Boat Basin Place. Proceed to parking lot entrance.

Limited parking will be available at Citi Field, with lot access at Gate #8 (Shea Road and Boat Basin Place) from 6:00 to 7:15 a.m. The cost is for $40 for small passenger vehicles and $90 for larger passenger vehicles such as 15-passenger vans. 

Pre-paid parking passes will be available at the NYRR RUNCENTER for those driving to the race.

The park roads will be closed at 7:00 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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