Neighborhood Group Runs

Starting in 2016, the Queens Distance Runners have tasked capable neighborhood runners to lead any interested runners through our diverse, rich communities that extend the reaches of Queens. These runs are set up by “Squad Leaders”, that are available for contact below, each Squad Leader will go about organizing the run in their own manner.

Our group runs can also be found on

Albert Ilana-Galatan

  • Fort Totten on Sunday 8AM
  • 347-551-1025

Michael Bozzo

  • Whitestone
  • 646-831-8106

David Wu

  • Bayside
  • 211th Street and Northern Boulevard, Sundays at 9AM
  • 646-714-4689

Angel Ortega

  • Corona at Flushing Meadows Unisphere on Saturdays 9AM
  • 347-898-0919

Richen Pelden

  • Jackson Heights/Elmhurst

Luis Marcial

  • Rego Park/Forest Hills on Wednesdays 7PM

John Wagner

  • Glendale/Richmond Hill/Woodhaven
  • 347-437-1947

Jose Donado

  • Flushing
  • 917-375-4310

These runs are open to runners of all skill, please do not hesitate to contact our squad leaders if you have any questions.