2019 Queens Marathon Committee
Yesterday I received a call from Kevin Montalvo, the Founder of Queens Distance Runners, and also the man behind the annual Queens Marathon.
Thank you so much for being open to the idea of joining our Queens Marathon Committee. There is so much promise that this event can provide for The Borough, on more levels than simply running. As I stated on the phone, we have no shortage of runners, but in terms of working with those that are at a higher understanding of Queens, we can certainly expand our potential and reach. While we take plenty of direction from the New York City Marathon, that operation is well oiled and highly financed.
I believe we have a good opportunity to present a simple, yet authentically rich experience that one can only feel in Queens. In 2017, we had almost 200 Kids come out the day before the Queens Marathon to enjoy a Free Kids Run, and we finally have the structure to ensure continued Training Runs for Kids, so they can train like adults. We want Race-Day to feel sacred, for Runners and for Members of the General Public, to behold what Running 26.2 Miles around Flushing Meadows Park will look like.
It is here where having a Looped Course has advantages over hosting it on the streets. Volunteers and Spectators will bond over watching runners return at the Top of Every Hour. While we one day will push for the Race to hit the streets, we have to get it right at Flushing Meadows first.
I am always impressed with your work in the Community and your time would most certainly not go to waste. Below, please find the General Outline behind the premise of our Committee. We would greatly value your input on our Queens Marathon Committee. Registration Opens on Wednesday, and we hope to have you on board to give the event a leg-up. Let us know if you have any questions.