United Airlines NYC Half 2025

16 March 2025
  • Half Marathon

United Airlines NYC Half Marathon 2025

The United Airlines NYC Half is a very popular half marathon. Starting in Brooklyn, crossing the Manhattan Bridge and through Times Square, Manhattan before finishing in Central Park, the United Airlines NYC Half takes you on a wonderful journey through the closed New York City streets. This year, you can enjoy the St Patrick’s Day Parade and festivities on Saturday and race on Sunday. A great time to be in New York City!

Attracting more than 24,000 runners from across the globe demand for places is high but as the official tour operator for this event you do not need to wait or worry about the lottery process, instead we can guarantee your place on a first come first served basis.

Marathon Tours & Travel offer a 3-night package staying at deluxe accommodation, located in the heart of Manhattan and within easy reach of the course. Extra nights can be added. Perfectly curated packages cater for runners and supporters alike. As part of our expertly created packages, we include invitations for you to take part in activities such as a welcome reception, escorted race number pick up, warm-up run, escorted journey to the race start, post-race celebrations and the Marathon Tours & Travel team on hand for guidance and support to help make your trip a fun, enjoyable and successful time.

You too can experience how it feels to run the United Airlines NYC Half with Marathon Tours & Travel’s help!

Unfortunately, we cannot sell race entry to full-time residents of the USA.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of NYRR



Guidance and support from our team in New York

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Extra nights available on request



Centrally located accommodation close to race finish



Guaranteed entry without the need to enter a lottery

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post-race celebration get together



Shakeout run and welcome reception

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Escorted trip from hotel to Expo and race start

Worldwide Events

Worldwide Events

Official International Tour Operator for United Airlines NYC Half

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • 2024 United Airlines NYC Half Itinerary/3-Night Package/15th - 18th March, 2024

      Friday 15th March, 2024
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      Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary. New York has plenty to see and do. Our accommodation is an excellent location and very convenient to the heart of Manhattan and all the sights and sounds. The itinerary below reflects the 3 nights package. Adding extra nights is recommended allows you the time to enjoy the city.

      Arrival Day & Welcome Reception

      Welcome to New York City! Your Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) team look forward to meeting you upon your arrival at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Once you check in, the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Hotel rooms are usually ready after 4pm; if you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage with the hotel concierge and explore the city and surrounds or visit the Expo to collect your race bib. Details regarding the United Airlines NYC Half Expo and bib pickup will be shared once available. We will look forward to seeing you this evening at our Welcome Reception.

      (Welcome reception included)

      Saturday 16th March, 2024
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      Shake-out run & Expo

      We start the day with an optional shakeout run through Central Park, followed by an escorted trip to the Expo to collect your race bib. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city or relax before the big day. From watching the St Patrick’s Day Parade, to attending a Broadway show to walking across the Brooklyn Bridge there is no shortage of ways to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day weekend here in the ‘Big Apple’.  Enjoy dinner on your own this evening at one of the many local restaurants.

      Sunday, March 17– United Airlines NYC Half Day!
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      United Airlines NYC Half & Celebrations

      Luck of the Irish, it’s race day! This will be an early morning with public transport to the race start guided by your MTT Host. The United Airlines NYC Half starts in Brooklyn and passes through famous landmarks such as the Manhattan Bridge, Times Square, and Grand Central Station, before finishing at Central Park in Manhattan. Following the race, make your way back on your own to the hotel (approximately a 15-minute walk). Enjoy some well-deserved rest before we gather for a celebratory drink in the hotel lobby bar. The rest of the evening is free to experience one of the many fine restaurants in the city and enjoy some St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

      (Post-race drink included)

      Monday 18th March, 2024
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      Departure Day

      Unless you have booked extra nights please check out of your room this morning. Safe travels and we hope you enjoyed your United Airlines NYC Half experience!

      The itinerary is subject to change.

  • Extensions

    • We recommend extending your stay to 4,5,6 nights as New York has so much to see and do.

      Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in New York

      The St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York is the 17th March 2024 – the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. The Parade celebrates everything Irish and it starts from 44th Street and 5th Avenue at 11.00am, before travelling up 5th Avenue to 79th Street. Millions of spectators come to cheer on the Parade and enjoy a pint of Guinness or two in the many Irish bars in Manhattan.

      Extend your stay to include this brilliant experience. Our hotel is an easy distance from the Parade so you can watch and enjoy, have a few drinks and be close to your hotel afterwards.


  • Packages & Rates

    • Guaranteed United Airlines NYC Half 2024 Entry 

      We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the 2024 United Airlines NYC Half included in our packages.

      *Note: we are unable to sell race entries to residents of the United States* US residents, who are members of our Seven Continents Club® can book directly with our US office.


      Our United Airlines NYC Half 2024 package includes:

      • Minimum 3 nights hotel accommodation
      • Hotel taxes
      • Welcome reception
      • Escorted trip to the Marathon EXPO
      • Shake-out Run through Central Park
      • Escorted journey to the race start
      • Post-race celebration get-together
      • Guidance and support from Marathon Tours & Travel team in New York


      All Pricing is in AUD

      3 Night Package

      2 PEOPLE IN ROOM (1 BED) $1,730$1,345
      2 PEOPLE IN ROOM (2 BEDS) $1,730$1,345
      1 PERSON IN ROOM (1 BED) $2,760$2,375
      Sheraton New York Times Square $305$605
  • Hotels

    • Sheraton New York Times Square

      You can’t find a better location than the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel! It is ideally located less than one mile from the marathon finish on 7th Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Walk out the door to the excitement of Central Park, Broadway theaters, the finest restaurants and bars, world-class shopping, and so much more.

      You will find in-room internet in the newly-redesigned Traditional Rooms that are tastefully decorated with rich and soothing shades of brown throughout. The Hudson Market offers daily buffet breakfast and the Bistro is open daily from 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM serving the best burgers in town.

      The Sheraton also offers a fully equipped health club (open from 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM daily), business center, multilingual staff,100% non-smoking rooms and facilities, Lobby Theater Desk as well as a Concierge Desk.

  • Event Information

    • Enter the United Airlines NYC Half with Marathon Tours & Travel

      We are very pleased to offer you guaranteed entry into this iconic half marathon. Marathon Tours & Travel are an official International Tour Operator. Not only can you take part in the Half Marathon, but you can enjoy St Patrick’s day too!

      The Course

      Runners will begin their journey on Prospect Park’s Center Drive in Brooklyn before taking the race onto Brooklyn’s streets. The course will take runners over the Manhattan Bridge and up the FDR Drive before a crosstown dash on 42nd Street and a turn north on 7th Avenue, through Times Square, and into Central Park.

      Race Time: from 7:00am in waves

      Minimum Pace/Cut-off Time Policy: 3 hours. Participants need to maintain a 13:45 mile pace throughout the race to avoid cut off at certain points.

      Eligibility: Marathon Tours & Travel, an authorized tour operator, is required to offer travel arrangements in conjunction with guaranteed race entry. All runners must be 18 years or older on race day to be eligible for our guaranteed entries.

      Number Pickup: You must pick up your race bib and packet at the Registration & Expo prior to race day.

      Temperature: Average temperatures range between 8C to 16C (46F to 60F).

      Awards: Every finisher receives a T-shirt and medal.

      Difficulty: Easy


  • Registration & Booking

    • Conditions of Sale

      Please note we cannot sell race entry without an accommodation package, and we cannot sell to residents of the USA.

      How to book

      To make your booking, ensure that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members of your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.


      When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically. Those who wish to withdraw must contact Marathon Tours & Travel in writing.

      Travel advice

      Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for USA’s current entry restrictions and requirements. USA Travel Advice & Safety | Smartraveller

      Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events in the USA.

      Race Rules

      Our itinerary and details regarding the race are based on current information available at the time this package was released for sale. Whilst we expect the details to remain correct, changes are possible and will be confirmed nearer to the trip after NYRR has confirmed the final instructions. All race rules and procedures need to be followed.

      Full details can be found on:


      Those who wish to withdraw must contact Marathon Tours & Travel in writing. The cost of the entry is not refundable and entrants will not receive guaranteed entry into the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half or subsequent editions of the United Airlines NYC Half.

      Starting Pens and Bib Numbers

      Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half, we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.

      Closer to the event we will send you a link that will allow you to complete the registration process for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half. Once you have finalised the registration process, the race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information provided.

      United Airlines NYC Half Route

      Runners will begin their journey on Prospect Park’s Center Drive in Brooklyn before taking the race onto Brooklyn’s streets. The course will take runners over the Manhattan Bridge and up the FDR Drive before a crosstown dash on 42nd Street and a turn north on 7th Avenue, through Times Square, and into Central Park.

      Security Policy

      Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package.  If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invites them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.