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.

Kevin reached out to me to invite me on his 2019 Queens Marathon Committee to help him expand his reach to get the word out on next years Marathon.

In 2017, Kevin had almost 200 Kids come out the day before the Queens Marathon to enjoy a Free Kids Run, which eventually convinced him to start the structure to ensure continued Training Runs for Kids, to help the can train like adults. At Queens Distance Runners, Kevin states “they aim to make Race-Day 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.”

I have seen Kevin and the operation behind Queens Distance Runner firsthand, as I participated in this past summer’s Inaugural Corona Mile at Flushing Meadows Corona Park and can attest to the fact that he runs a top notch operation. Under some really trying circumstances caused by a rain storm, he could not avoid, Kevin was able to run a very engaged and organized event that I was proud to be a part of.

It is because of this and Kevin’s overall dedication to Queens that I accepted to join his 2019 Queens Marathon Committee to help him promote and engage this very important event with the Queens community. We are committed to helping Kevin and the QDR crew get the word out and make sure it’s one of Queen’s must attend events of 2019.

Words and photo by Adolfo Steve Vazquez