Michelob ULTRA Queens 13.1® Marathon Course Details
March 21, 2015
Runner Start: 9:00 AM
Start Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park near Arthur Ashe Stadium
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Michelob ULTRA New York 13.1 Marathon® takes place in historic Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fair. The course is WALKER FRIENDLY and will be open for 3 hours and 30 minutes (16 minute/mile pace).
Start: Meridian Road behind the Luis Armstrong Stadium
Course: Participants will go west on Meridian Road and run the entire loop. Once the participants go past the start line, they will continue to head west, make a left turn and follow the ramp that will take them to the North Bridge.
They will cross the North Bridge, make a right turn, go around the traffic circle by the Hall of Science and head south towards the zoo. The participants will run past the zoo and make a left turn over the South Bridge. Once they cross the bridge they will make a right turn and follow the overpass to Meadow Lake.
The participants will exit the overpass, make a right turn, follow the roadway around the lake, return back to the overpass and cross over into Flushing Meadows Park. As they exit the overpass, participants will make a right turn, follow the path that goes through the interior of the park, behind the ice rink, past the Arthur Ashe Stadium and head over the North Bridge.
They will cross the North Bridge, make a right turn, go around the traffic circle by the Hall of Science and head south towards the zoo. The participants will run past the zoo and make a left turn over the South Bridge. Once they cross the bridge, they will make a right turn and follow the overpass to Meadow Lake.
The participants will exit the overpass, make a right turn, follow the roadway around the lake, return back to the overpass and cross over into Flushing Meadows Park. As they exit the overpass, participants will make a right turn, follow the path that goes through the interior of the park, behind the ice rink, and a left turn which will take them to the finish by the Fountain of Stars.
Finish: Path by the Fountain of the Stars
Average low of 40; Average high of 60
Mile Markers & Split Times
Each mile marker will have a large clock displaying the "gun time" of the event.
Event Alert System
An Event Alert System will be displayed at each mile marker indicating the status of the race based on the current course and weather conditions:
||EVENT CANCELLED/EXTREME AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS
||PARTICIPATION STOPPED/FOLLOW EVENT OFFICIAL INSTRUCTIONS
||POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS
||SLOW DOWN/OBSERVE COURSE CHANGES/FOLLOW OFFICIAL INSTRUCTIONS/CONSIDER STOPPING
||LESS THAN IDEAL CONDITIONS
||SLOW DOWN/BE PREPARED FOR WORSENING CONDITIONS
||ENJOY THE EVENT/BE ALERT
- Heat - runners/walkers should slow down and drink plenty of water.
- Lighting/Hail/Tornado - runners/walkers should take cover at the closest shelter until the course is reopened.
Timing of the event has stopped and no awards will be given out at this time. Medical remains in place on course.
Black – "Cancelled" - Extreme dangerous conditions; Event cancelled, participation stopped – runners/walkers should stop, seek shelter and follow instructions from race staff, volunteers, and public safety officials.
There will be water and sports drink at all stations along the course and at the start/finish. All Aid Stations on the course will have personnel and portable toilets located nearby.
Portable toilets will be added in locations throughout the course. The portable toilets will be
located near each aid station.
For your safety and for the timely reopen of the streets to vehicular traffic, you must reach key locations by specified times or you will be required to take transportation provided.
- Partial lane closures will be utilized. Please stay inside the cones and obey all public safety officers and course marshals.
- PLEASE DO NOT START EARLY! Traffic and safety rules prohibit early starts. Early starters will be eliminated from the Official Results
SAG Wagon (support) and Back of the Pack Crew
The Back of the Pack Crew and SAG Wagon will signify the end of the field and the maximum 16-minutes per mile pace. They will not start timing until the last person crosses the start line and will be with you throughout the race. If you cannot keep pace, the Crew will help you as you board the SAG Wagon. If you cannot maintain an 16-minute per mile pace, you will be required to board the support buses.
There are plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of your favorite athletes as the course winds through the park. We suggest a spot near the finish line so that you can meet up after and enjoy the post race party. Recommended spots are near the Unisphere, Meadow Lake Bridge or the Fountain of the Planets!
Medical support during the Michelob ULTRA Queens 13.1® Marathon Series will be provided by health care professionals. Medical assistance will be available at each water station along the route providing medical assistance as needed. A fully-equipped medical facility will be located near the finish line.
Participants requiring medical assistance may be transported to one of the nearby hospitals, and will be billed by the hospital and ambulance provider. Participants must give on-scene medical personnel the freedom to determine which facility will be utilized.
IMPORTANT: Each participant must complete the medical information form on the back of your bib number. Please take time to fill out your medical information and provide emergency contact information. This will make your important health care information available to heath care professionals in the event you are unable to communicate with them.
Our road races are made for the people and run by the people. We take pride in working with some of the greatest individual and volunteer groups in the world. If you are interested in supporting thousands of runners and walkers at Michelob ULTRA Queens 13.1® Marathon Series, send us an email with your name, phone number and what you might be interested in helping with. Here are some of the things we could use help with: water stations (groups of 10 or more), start line support, finish line support, course marshals, registration and packet pick-up support, logistics and set-up (these are the people who get to lift and move things and work at night!)
If you are interested in volunteering for this event or any others, please email us at .
Michelob ULTRA Queens 13.1® Marathon Series will have entertainment stations along the course. This includes: Bands, Performances, Cheer Squads, Community Group Aid Stations and Dj's pumping tunes that will keep you movin' all through out the fun-filled 13.1 mile course.
There are many highlights to performing for Michelob ULTRA Queens 13.1® Marathon Series. Group name and booking information listed on the Michelob ULTRA Queens 13.1® Marathon Series web site. Group signage may also be displayed at your performance location as long as it does not interfere with the race. (Signage may only be 3'x6').
Time: Michelob ULTRA Queens 13.1® Marathon Series begins at 9:00 AM, which means your group must be at their assigned location by 9 AM. Everyone will finish by 12 PM, with some groups ending earlier, depending on your location on the course.
Where: Along the 13.1 mile half marathon course. Performance locations will be confirmed.
Equipment: All groups will be responsible for supplying their own equipment. Michelob ULTRA Queens 13.1® Marathon Series will provide access to electricity, either from a business or a generator.
Awards & Medals
Only participants that complete the half marathon at the Michelob ULTRA Queens 13.1® Marathon will receive a unique finisher's medal.
ALL athletes will be eligible to earn age group awards competing in the following divisions: 5K, half marathon open, & half marathon walking*.
Age group award medals will be distributed from the Results tent at the finish line on race day - so don't forget to stop by, get your official finishing time and check if you won an award!
Custom designed award medals will be awarded 3 deep in each of the below age group for both males and females in the following divisions: half marathon open, & half marathon walking*.
*Participants in thewalking division must adhere to established USATF competition guidelines regarding walking form, specifically the rule that states one foot must be on the ground at all times. Participants in the walking division must complete the event within the established course timelines.
Age Group Breakdown
|14 & under
Please note that all age group awards are based on chip time, NOT gun time. However, Open winners and course records will be determined according to gun time.