“Unveiling the Spectacle: The Epic Evolution of the Queens 10k – From Humble Origins to a Massive Movement!”
The Queens 10k is a historical race, starting much like the original burning man with just a few friends and a passion out having fun. The race was originally organized by the college point athletic club which found its roots dating back to the 1960’s. The first Queens marathon wouldn’t be until 1978, where 400 runners would cross the finish line in MacNeil Park.
In 1994, NYRR began helping with the event. In 2010 the race was relocated to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and in 2013 it was altered to be a 10k and added to the 5 borough series of races! Currently, the race features over 10,000 runners each year, with some finishing with top times of 30 minutes. The youngest to run the race this year was 12, and the oldest was a whopping 87 years old which is inspiring to see.
One of the Highlights of this run is the fact you will run by the Fountain of Planets and Citi Field, home of the NY Mets
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