12,500 Runners Expected For First Mass Running Event Held By New York City Runs
New York City Runs (NYCRUNS) today announced its first major race on the streets of New York City, a 12,500-person half marathon to be held in Queens on November 18, 2017. The race, actually the fourth annual iteration of the event, has previously been held entirely in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
“To say we’re over-the-moon excited is an understatement,” said NYCRUNS founder Steve Lastoe. “We’ve been working towards this for a long time. We feel we put on the best small races in New York City, and we’re excited to put on a great large race. This is a landmark opportunity, and we’re indebted to our partners in the city of New York and the NYPD for giving us the chance.”
The 2017 NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon, will still start and finish in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. In between, the new course showcases a great slice of Queens. Runners will do a loop around the famed Queens Botanic Gardens and Kissena Park, zip along Main Street in downtown Flushing, visit the Bay via the World’s Fair Marina, and see the home of the New York Mets before heading back into the park to tour the World’s Fair grounds.
Michael Fiorelli, Business Development Manager, at NYCRUNS added, “This is the flattest and fastest course around, with the added bonus of exposing race participants to neighborhoods boasting awesome character and historical scenery that’s some of the finest NYC has to offer!”
Registration for the 2017 NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon is expected to open on February 15, 2017. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 2009, NYCRUNS has launched dozens of new running events in New York City. In 2017 NYCRUNS will produce over 40 races of its own and on behalf of clients. NYCRUNS clients include The Empire State Building Realty Trust, Google, Citibank, The New York Jets, New York University and other world-class organizations. Our goal is to produce events of the highest quality with a stellar atmosphere.