2019 Queens Marathon - Kids of Queens 1 Miler
While registration numbers have been healthy for this weekend’s 2019 Queens Marathon, there is still room for youth (infants up to 16 years old ) to sign up for the Kids 1 Miler race. This group will run along the Marathoners for a short distance then circle back to complete their mile.
The Kids of Queens is the Flagship Youth Program for the Queens Distance Runners.
Queens Distance Runner Founder Kevin Montalvo added the younger Queens contingent to the race because he believes it’s the kids of Queens will shape the future of New York City. He adds, “It is our legacy to leave them with the best possible foundation of support, free youth events, and the experience of training with athletes that cultivate and inspire the Queens Running Community.”
The Kids of Queens are able to enjoy free group runs and training sessions across the Borough of Queens. The program is close to home for Queens residents, and allows minimal commitment from families and excellent opportunities to network with the Queens Distance Runners.
Parents and guardians are allowed to register and run with Kids. Along with strollers, they will start towards the end of the pack.
Below is the link to register for this Sunday’s Kids of Queens 1 Mile Race. Also click here if you want to volunteer as well! Volunteers are still in demand folks.
Pictured above are Kids of Queens runners from left, Roman Vazquez & Saul Vazquez who competed in last year’s inaugural Corona Mile at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
Words and photo by Adolfo Steve Vazquez