NYRR Queens 10K Is the Largest Ever
The site of two World's Fairs attended by millions in the 1960s, Flushing Meadows Corona Park today hosted thousands of runners at the NYRR Queens 10K, the third race in the NYRR Five-Borough Series.
Everything about Flushing Meadows Corona Park is big—the park itself at nearly 900 acres, the majestic Unisphere, immense Citi Field, the gigantic USTA National Tennis Center. These sites and others greet runners along the NYRR Queens 10K course, which also has the virtue of being flat as a pancake. Add the mid-June race date—a perfect kickoff to the summer racing—and it’s no surprise to see this race grow every year. This edition had more than 10,800 finishers, the most ever.
Appropriately for Father’s Day weekend, hundreds of youngsters ages 2-12 took part in kids’ races, cheered on by proud dads (and moms). Fun activities to develop overall fitness preceded the noncompetitive races. Like all of NYRR’s runs for youth (age 18 and under), this event was free. Learn about our new youth fitness evolution, Rising New York Road Runners, and spread the word to teachers, school administrators, and parents.
A post-race festival rounded out the family-friendly event and included face painting, food trucks, a live band, mini golf, and a variety of kids’ games.