8ish Mile Run - Jackson Heights to Juniper Valley

Let's do a harder Sunday morning run this week.

We will meet at 9:30am at the NE corner of 34th Avenue and 77th Street in Jackson Heights (by the Greenmarket) and head out for an 8ish mile loop to/around Juniper Valley Park, before heading back to our starting point. This run will feature a couple very long, challenging hills (on 69th Street). After the run, we will be conveniently located at a large Greenmarket (the largest/busiest in Queens) that should have plenty of fresh juice and fruit available. We may also seek some sort of brunch/beverage option if there is interest.

This is a more challenging run. Therefore, please ensure that you are prepared and able to complete a full 8 mile run before agreeing to participate. We won't set a minimum pace requirement for this run, but we will aim to progress at approximately a 10-10:30 min/mile overall (i.e., we'll likely be slower on the hills, but faster in other areas - it's balance we seek).

The weather will likely be a bit on the warm side, so you may wish to bring your fluids of choice with you - we will have access to water fountains at the start/finish and at Juniper Valley Park (around mile 4-5).

Our starting point is a couple blocks from the 7/E/F/R at Roosevelt Ave/Broadway/74th Street in addition to numerous buses. Car parking is challenging in the area. There is bicycle parking and a great bike lane on 34th Ave. Your organizer will be lightly running to the start from Woodside - please comment or message him directly if you would like to run this extra mile-ish.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks all for your awesome support! Sorry I was exhausted but be better prepared for next one:)

    June 30, 2013

    • Jay

      Thanks for joining us this morning, Beatriz!

      June 30, 2013

  • Jay

    Hi All - FYI, Meetup.com has scheduled a maintenance outage for this Sunday morning that is expected to end as we start our run. This means that I won't be able to contact you in the event of horrific rain, tornado or anything that causes us to delay or cancel our run. If you'd like (and this is not mandatory at all), please message me your email address or phone number and I can email/text you if something comes up. Please don't post your information here - and I'll only contact you on Sunday if we need to change anything.

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not a distance but the meeting point is around my house so perfect opportunity to meet you guys!

    June 25, 2013

    • Jay

      It'll be great to meet you, Beatriz! You are more than welcome to join us for part of the run if you'd like.

      June 25, 2013

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