WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY
Travelling Fit is proud to announce that we have been sending people to the New York City Marathon for 18 years and we are once again an official International Tour Operator for the 2024 event.
We are delighted to be able to offer you the option of a 6 Day/5 Night tour (recommended) and a 4 Day/3 Night Marathon package which includes guaranteed race entry in the marathon without the need to qualify.
Also note that the 6 day/5 night package option includes a half day city sightseeing tour with drop off at The High Line on Thursday 2nd November. From The High Line you will experience a short walk with amazing views as you head towards the Marathon expo to collect your Marathon Registration Pack.
We are offering two different properties, the 3 star Park Central Hotel and the 4.5 star Westhouse. Both hotels are conveniently located within walking distance from the finish line in Central Park.
Travelling Fit’s packages to the TCS New York City Marathon are not available to US residents.
- 4 DAY / 3 NIGHT PACKAGE
- Guaranteed Race Entry (runners only)
- 3 Nights Accommodation: Check in: Fri 01 Nov | Check out: Mon 04 Nov 2024
- Breakfast Daily (only if staying at WestHouse Hotel)
- Escort to the Parade of Nations Opening Ceremony (Fri) – exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
- Meet & Greet and Info Function including drinks and food (Sat ) – exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
- Private group coach transfer to the Marathon Start (runners only) – exclusive to Travelling Fit runners
- Post Marathon celebration on rooftop bar including drinks and hors d’oeuvres (Sun) – exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
- Travelling Fit representatives on site available for questions – exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
- Supporters can join the Travelling Fit team to cheer on the runners – exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
- Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top – exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
- Invite to Travelling Fit’s NYC Marathon Closed Facebook Group – exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
- Service Charges & taxes
- 6 DAY / 5 NIGHT PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:
- 5 Nights Accommodation: Check in: Wed 30 Oct | Check out: Mon 04 Nov 2024
- Breakfast Daily (only if staying at WestHouse Hotel)
- Half Day City Sightseeing Tour with drop off at The High Line near the Marathon expo (Thu) – exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
- Group warm up run through Central Park with the inspiring IMP squad (Fri) – exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
deposit and payment structure
The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the biggest marathons in the world with close to 50,000 finishers every year, so don’t miss out! The atmosphere alone will get you through those 42.2 kilometres.
Run alongside amateurs, professional competitors and world record holders as you weave your way through the 5 boroughs of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan, over 5 bridges and finish in the world renowned Central Park. The course is broken down as follows (description from Runners World):
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 Harbor 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.
We at Travelling Fit have run the TCS New York City Marathon on many occasions and with many years of travel experience, both in organising and travelling to many amazing running destinations, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
Benefit from our first-hand experience by booking your Marathon travel package with us to include guaranteed TCS New York City Marathon entry, perfectly located accommodation, warm up run through Central Park, city tours, social functions and much more.
The marathon in itself - WOW! What an atmosphere. Found it very tough, but I guess having never run a marathon before, what was I expecting. There were a few kilometres there I certainly didn’t enjoy it, but I got through that and didn’t stop running - so proud of that. Drinks after - great. Continue to do that with your runs. Gives the runners somewhere to go and chat with other runners and enjoy a very well-deserved celebratory drink. Loved the early Friday run with Rob de Castella, a great way to clear the cobwebs in our legs after a long flight. Many thanks
Please be aware that a Marathon Entry Only is not possible and that entries MUST be purchased as part of a package that includes accommodation.
Please refer to Package details for more information.
There are no qualifying times for the TCS New York City Marathon when purchasing a marathon package through Travelling Fit.
The first wave starts at 9.10am and last Wave (5) starts at 11:30am
Sweep buses will follow the marathon route at a 6 1/2-hour marathon pace, roughly 15 minutes per mile, after the final wave start. These buses will transport any entrant who wishes to drop out to the post-finish area. After the sweep buses pass, the city streets will reopen to traffic. Cross-street protection, medical assistance, aid stations, and other services will no longer be available. Runners on the course should move onto the sidewalks.
The official end time of the race is 8:00pm.
The ChronoTrack timing system is used at the TCS New York City Marathon to record the time of every runner.
Registration is at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Note that all runners are required to attend in person to collect their registration.
There are pace setters in the TCS New York City Marathon.
The pacers will be in or near their corrals roughly 15 to 20 minutes before the start of the race. This will give you a chance to talk to them, learn more about the race plan, and ask questions. They’ll be wearing blue-and-white striped singlets, and will be carrying signs that show the pace and finish time that their group plans to run.
Purified water will be available at official fluid stations every mile from mile 3 to mile 25 except at miles 5, 7, and 9.
Gatorade® Endurance Formula™ Lemon-Lime Flavor will be available at official fluid stations every mile from mile 3 to mile 25, except at miles 5, 7, and 9.
Fluids will be dispensed in compostable cups. There will be tables on both sides of the course. To avoid the bottleneck at the first table, get a cup from a later table. Please keep moving after you pick up your cup.
Science in Sport Energy Gels will be available along the course at miles 12 and 18 to help fuel you. Signage on the course will indicate the gel zones and flavours. Available flavours on the course will be Caffeinated: Citrus (75mg of caffeine), Isotonic: Orange, Lemon-Lime, Tutti Frutti, and Tropical, Bananas will be available at miles 21 and 23.
Personal Refreshments and Clothing
Private luxury coaches from your hotel to the start of the race are included when you purchase your TCS New York City Marathon package through Travelling Fit.
These luxury coaches are exclusive to Travelling Fit runners and are not the standard city buses that are provided for the event
The TCS New York City Marathon Health and Wellness Expo will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Centre on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday prior to the Marathon.
All runners MUST attend the expo to pick up their race numbers in person. Another person is not permitted to pick up the race pack on your behalf.
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center,
Halls 3B and 3E,
11th Avenue at West 35th Street, Manhattan.
The Expo times are as follows (subject to change):
- Thursday, 31 October, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entry for number pickup is 7:00 p.m.)
- Friday, 01 November, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entry for number pickup is 7:00 p.m.)
- Saturday, 02 November, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry for number pickup is 5:00 p.m.)
Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates
All runners will receive a sports top in their race packs (provided by the TCS New York City Marathon).
Only runners who complete the TCS New York City Marathon will receive a medal once they have crossed the finish line.
Your finisher certificate will be mailed to you after the event.
The average temperature range for New York in November is 7 to 15 degrees Celsius (45 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit)
5km Dash to the Finish Line run on Saturday 02 November (highly recommended and MUST be purchased in advance)