Monthly Recap, QDR Travels

May 2019 Recap

After a very busy April filled with many marathons and PRs, May brought us warmer weather, rainy days, a club points race, and a reset to many of our training cycles. Many of us will now start focusing on training for shorter distances in the summer to build up for the fall marathons. Training for many marathons starts soon and we’re excited to be a part of it! Make sure to follow us for NYRR Queens 10K meet up details soon!

Queens Botanical Garden Daffodil Dash 4K

The first weekend in May brought us a race collaboration with the Queens Botanical Garden. The Inaugural Daffodil Dash 4K was a successful race on a beautiful morning. We hope to partner with more institutions and park departments to put on races and volunteer opportunities.

Long Island Half and Marathon

Later in the day after the Daffodil Dash 4K, many members went to New Jersey for the also inaugural NYRR NJ Fiesta 5K. Many took that day to rest as the next day, May 5th, held the Long Island Half and Marathon and the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia. Thanks to Julie Tran, we have another race guide for the Broad Street Run! And big congrats to Lori Brown who won the Long Island Half!

NYRR Popular Brooklyn Half

The third NYRR Club Points race of the year was the Popular Brooklyn Half and we are still celebrating that race. For many of us it was a great culmination of weeks of winter training. Check out the recap to the Brooklyn Half!

Bolder Boulder 10K

For yet another year, QDR has gone as team to Colorado during Memorial Day Weekend for the Bolder Boulder 10K! It was an exciting break to run at high altitude and go hiking together. Next year will have more climbing up mountains and running together in Colorado. Huge props to Vikram Singh for leading the team up Mount Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado!

Training and Group Runs

Not only do we now have more group runs and training sessions, we will now begin our series of Destination Runs. The first one up is on June 2nd which starts at the Queens Center Mall and heads to The Rockaways! Everyone is welcomed to join us as we have different paces we split up into so we can do our best to run together. These runs will get longer and harder but they build up for fall marathons.


Keep an eye out on our site’s calendar as well as on Strava for more group runs and training sessions. Make sure to also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and news! We can’t wait for the NYRR Queens 10K this month so look out for details on the race and meetup location for QDR!

Queens Distance


Here’s a list of events this past May, 2019 (pictures courtesy of various team members):
1 – QDR Wednesday Morning Track Session: Juniper Park Track
3 – Friday Morning Miles at FMP
QDR Friday Evening Forest Hills: The Kessel Run

4 – Queens Botanical Garden Daffodil Dash 4K
QDR Team Brunch at Austin Ale House
NYRR NJ Fiesta 5K
5 – Long Island Half & Marathon
Broad Street Run in Philadelphia
QDR Group Long Run: Forest Park Perimeter Loops
Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
BMO Vancouver Marathon/Half/8K/Relay
6 – Monday Morning Miles at FMP

QDR Monday Evening Group Run: Central Park

Monday evenings at Central Park with Caroline

8 – QDR Wednesday AM Tempo Session – The Shovel at FMP
QDR Wednesday PM Track Session – Queensborough Community College
9 – Sac’s Place Astoria Social 10K – Run First, Feast Later!
10 – Friday Morning Miles at FMP
Friday Morning Group Run: FunFridayRun Astoria

Gabriel and Smitty

Friday Evening Forest Hills: The Kessel Run
11 – QDR Group Run: Last 10 Mile Preview of the Popular Brooklyn Half
Sri Chinmoy 5K, Half-Marathon & Relay
Damon Runyon 5K At Yankee Stadium
12 – NYRR Japan Run 4M
13 – Monday Morning Miles at FMP

14 – QDR Tuesday PM Track Session – Queensborough Community College

18 – NYRR Popular Brooklyn Half
19 – 15K Run to the Port Jeff Brewing Company
NYCRUNS Summer Loving 5K & 10K Governors Island
20 – Monday Morning Miles at FMP
QDR Monday Evening Group Run: Central Park
22 – QDR Wednesday PM Track Session – Queensborough Community College
23 – 100th NYRR Open Run at Flushing Meadow Park

Daniel and Elsie

24 – Friday Morning Miles
Friday Morning Group Run: FunFridayRun Astoria

Friday Morning in Astoria

Friday Evening Forest Hills: The Kessel Run
25 – Mount Elbert Hike
26 – Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon (Ontario, Canada)
L’Chaim 5K RUN/WALK

27 – Bolder Boulder 10K
Monday Afternoon Miles

Corey, Chinedu, Jin, and Harry

29 – QDR Wednesday PM Track Session – Queensborough Community College
30 – OSR Midnight Half

Jeff Muñoz and Daniel Rivera at the OSR Midnight Half

New NYRR Queens 10K route came out!
31 – Friday Morning Miles
Friday Morning Group Run: FunFridayRun Astoria

Friday Morning Miles at FMP at 5:30AM!

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