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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, May 6, 2018
2017: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 59°F (15°C)
Average High: 68°F (20°C)
Average Low: 51° F (10°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.37
Course Score: 99.52

Race Size

2017: 189 Finishers
2016: 214 Finishers
2015: No Results

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 10.1%
2016: 9.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The very slightly rolling Queens Marathon consists of four loops through Flushing Meadows Corona Park. There is only approximately 30 feet between the high and low points of the course.

Marathon Rankings

The Queens Marathon was the 265th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 253rd largest in 2016.

Last year 10.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 9.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Queens Marathon the 198th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 211th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.52 ranks it as the 92nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in New York.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Queens Marathon a PR Score of 99.37. This PR Score ranks it as the 85th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in New York.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 30 feet (9m)
Min Elevation: 3 feet (0m)


Recent Queens Marathon Reviews

4.7 Stars from 3 Reviews
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review of 2017 Queens Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


Pros: Mostly flat course. Four loops around Flushing Meadows Park. Great volunteers and race crews.

Cons: No shade. Not much spectators. Too many turns. Pavement is uneven and potholes. Portion of the course has swamp area with standing water.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2017 Queens Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Predictable course, with one slight hill as you cross a bridge that connects the 2 loops of the course. I think this is an excellent course to get into a rhythm and meet your goals.

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Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2016 Queens Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Fast and Flat - no hills - no shade either - kids race this year as well. I am slow and this course is one of the flattest you can find. If your looking for a BQ or PR this is the course.

Race Tips

Weather can be a factor - The organization is well run and very enthusiastic.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

They offer a hotel package at a local 4 star hotel with shuttle bus to the start

Finish Time Equivalent

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