About Us and Friends of QDR

Queens Distance Runners is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 Event Management Company under the group exemption provided by Road Runners Club of America.

We are a grassroots organization focused on attracting tourism to the growing borough of Queens, a county that is highly family oriented and proudly holds large groups of immigrants. Our mission is to provide a public good by creating and promoting race events that develops communities, small businesses and the state of fitness of our local residents. We are a group of Queens natives that know the neighborhoods and community leaders very well.

We are focused on creating race events that accentuate the community it takes place in, Queens County. People visiting or living in Queens should come to expect that there will be frequent races that highlight our borough, and for an affordable price (especially if you are a Queens Distance Runners member!)


Across the Borough, institutions from Running Clubs, Businesses and Organizations work tirelessly towards the progression of Queens. We recognize and endorse the efforts of such entities.

Achilles International Queens

Queens Centers for Progress

Queens Chamber of Commerce

Queens Economic Development Corporation

The QueensWay

Southern Queens Greenway

Brooklyn Running Company

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