2024 Package inclusions:
• Guaranteed entry to the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon
• Six nights accommodation at the Intercontinental Hotel Times Square, in Wed 30 OCT, out Tue 05 NOV. Extra nights available on request.
• Marathon Tours welcome event – Thu 31 Oct
• Marathoners race day breakfast
• Private race day transfer from hotel to starting area
• After race celebration event for runners & supporters at a Manhattan rooftop bar
• Personalised service for all pre & post race travel planning
• A Marathon Tours staff member in NYC
• 24/7 travel assistance from Marathon Tours staff
This marathon offers a grand tour of New York, starting on Staten Island and finishing in Central Park you will run through each of the five boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan and has you running over five city bridges.
The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the biggest marathons in the world with 52,812 finishers in 2018, so don’t miss out! The atmosphere alone will get you through those 42.2 kilometres.
Staten Island (Miles 1-2): Not much time is spent in Staten Island: only two miles. When the race starts, runners cross the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, which offers sweeping views of the New York Harbour and skyline, including the Statue of Liberty. The first mile is an uphill climb up the bridge, while the second mile is downhill, heading off the bridge to Brooklyn.
Brooklyn (Miles 3-12): These next 11 miles is run in the relatively flat streets of Brooklyn. Runners are able to enjoy the colourful quirks of each neighbourhood in the borough, from the trendy restaurants in Park Slope to the charming tree-lined streets on Lafayette Avenue to the lively crowds in Williamsburg.
Queens (Miles 13-15): Near the midpoint of the race, comes the Queensboro Bridge at mile 14. While the vantage point offers beautiful views, the climb up the bridge is tough, and the absence of spectators on this stretch can be mentally challenging. This section is quiet compared to the rest of the race.
Manhattan Part 1 (Miles 16-18): After descending the Queensboro Bridge onto Manhattan’s First Avenue, runners are swallowed by a swell of spectators. This is a flat, three-mile stretch.
The Bronx (Miles 19-20): Whilst crossing into The Bronx, the crowds have thinned from First Avenue. There are bands and dancers at the Entertainment Zone at 139th and Morris Avenue.
Manhattan Part 2 (Miles 21-26.2): The final 10K of the marathon is long and possibly painful but with the roaring crowds in the heart of the Big Apple, plus the final miles through iconic Central Park, the last push is worth it. From here it is a quick spin through Harlem and a run up Fifth Avenue, reaching the northern edge of Central Park around mile 23. The next mile is fairly flat along Fifth. Once inside Central Park around mile 24, there are a couple rolling hills. At mile 25 you’ll be surrounded by deafening crowds near Columbus Circle. Then it’s just two quick turns before the finish.
What do I need to travel to New York?
You will need a current New Zealand Passport to travel overseas, with a validity of six months or more after the date upon which you are scheduled to arrive back in New Zealand. All NZ passport holders must apply online for an ESTA Visa, at least 72 hours prior to departure for your trip to the USA. If you have a passport from another country, or have a previous criminal conviction, a visa may be required. A re-entry visa will be required by travellers leaving New Zealand holding a foreign passport.
Do I need travel insurance?
Every client must purchase travel insurance. We provide a comprehensive & competitively priced policy through Allianz which we can quote at the time of booking. Should you purchase your own policy, you will need to provide a copy of it for our records.
Is it possible to purchase an entry by itself?
It is not possible to purchase an entry by itself. Entries are only valid when purchased as part of a package.