TCS New York City Marathon 2024
TCS New York City Marathon 2024
Starting out in 1970, the New York City Marathon has evolved from a local road race held entirely in Central Park to what is now the world’s largest marathon with a course that runs 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of New York City. Demand for places is high. Starting from the spectacular Verrazano Narrows Bridge on Staten Island and passing through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx before finishing in Central Park it’s one of the ‘Big Six’ Abbott World Marathon Majors and a marathon with a very generous time limit to finish of 8 hours +.
Marathon Tours & Travel offer 3, 4 or 5-night packages staying at deluxe accommodation, located within the course limits and the heart of Manhattan. 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 welcome reception, warm up runs, pre-race dinner, 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 TCS New York City Marathon and earn a star with the Abbott World Marathon Majors with Marathon Tours & Travel’s help!
Unfortunately, we cannot sell race entry to full time residents of USA. If you reside in North America please contact our USA office to book.
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Travel Package Information
Friday 1st November, 2024
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 is the ‘city that never sleeps’ with plenty to see and do. The itinerary below reflects the 3 nights package. Adding extra nights or adding an extension package is recommended allows you the time to enjoy the city and surrounding areas.
Welcome to New York City! Marathon Expo & Welcome Reception
Make your way to New York and on arrival check into your hotel. We are staying at the Sheraton New York Time Square. Ideally situated in midtown Manhattan, the hotel is within walking distance from the expo, Central Park, Times Square and the main sights of New York, the city that never sleeps.
Your Marathon Tours & Travel team will be awaiting your arrival at our welcome desk in the hotel lobby, open from 12.30pm to 4.00pm. Hotel rooms are usually ready after 4.00pm; if you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage with the hotel concierge and explore the city.
The TCS New York City Marathon Expo is open for 3 days (Thursday to Saturday) and will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre which is free and open to the public. The Marathon Expo is just a 30 minute walk from the hotel and there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, so we suggest you allow time to collect your race documents, shop from the many exhibitors, listen to the experts and enjoy the pre-race vibe. There will be opportunities during the registration process to schedule a time to visit the Expo, you can therefore choose a time to suit you. Detailed directions will be provided in your final instructions or please ask the Marathon Tours & Travel team in the hotel.
This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your hosts and running peers. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy this vibrant city.
Saturday 2nd November, 2024
Shake-out Run, Preparation Day & Dinner
We start the day with an optional training shakeout run through Central Park to loosen your legs. There is an organised race that takes place which you can choose to take part in. To register for and learn more about the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K please see here.
If you didn’t collect your bib yesterday, please do so today. There is no possibility of bib collection on race day. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy, whether you’d like to do some shopping, see a Broadway show or simply relax ahead of the big day.
Our pre-race pasta dinner will begin at 6.00pm, which is conveniently at the hotel.
(Dinner is included).
Sunday 3rd November, 2024
Race Day & Celebrations!
This is the day you have trained so hard for! Transfer from hotel to the start village and a boxed breakfast is included in your package. The Marathon Tours & Travel staff will be available in the hotel lobby to assist you.
Family and friends can travel by public transport or on foot to support and spectate along the race route. The Marathon Tours & Travel team will be happy to advise.
After the race make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, relax and gaze at your lovely new shiny medal; you worked hard for it!
This evening meet your Marathon Tours & Travel team, fellow runners and supporters for a celebratory toast! After which the evening is free to experience one of the many fine restaurants in the city.
(Breakfast to-go box will be included for runners).
We are working hard to bring you a fabulous extension package within USA, to make the most of your stay in New York state. Please do not book any flights until confirmed details are known and we have advised you of the details.
Packages & Rates
Packages can be sold with or without race entry. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Guaranteed TCS New York City Marathon Entry
We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon. You can buy the entry from Marathon Tours & Travel if you also buy the Marathon Tours & Travel TCS New York City Marathon package. There is a limit of two guaranteed race entries per room.
Marathon Tours & Travel TCS New York City Marathon Package includes:
- Accommodation at Sheraton Times Square Hotel for 3, 4 or 5 nights
- Hotel taxes & Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Welcome reception on Friday evening
- Shake-out run on Saturday morning
- Pre-race dinner with guest speaker on Saturday evening
- Boxed breakfast-to-go on race morning for runners
- Transportation from hotel to race start
- Post-race celebration on Sunday evening
- Guidance and support from Marathon Tours & Travel team in New York
A longer stay?
Contact us for a quote or use our easy booking tool to cost and book. We are working hard to bring you a fabulous extension package within USA, to make the most of your stay in New York state. Please do not book any flights until confirmed details are known and we have advised you of the details.
Travelling with children?
Contact us for a quote.
Marathon Tours & Travel’s policy is that anyone staying in our room block must be part of our package. If you plan to bring a spouse or guest, they must purchase our package. For example, if there are two of you, the rate would be the double occupancy rate (per person). If you purchase a single occupancy rate package, then only you are allowed in your room. To attend any of our activities, you must be part of our package.
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 theatres, the finest restaurants and bars, world-class shopping, and so much more.
You will find free 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 5:00am – 10:00pm serving the best burgers in town.
The Sheraton also offers a fully equipped health club (open from 5:00am – 11:00pm daily), business center, multilingual staff, 100% non-smoking rooms and facilities, Lobby Theatre Desk as well as a Concierge Desk.
Upgrades are available upon request.
Twin rooms feature 2 comfortable double size beds.
Double rooms feature 1 queen or king size bed.
Triple rooms feature 2 double size beds.
Enter the TCS New York City Marathon with Marathon Tours & Travel
The TCS New York City Marathon starts in Staten Island. We will take you there by private coach from our hotel and then ferry to Staten Island. After running 26.2 miles you are close enough to walk back to your hotel. No fuss. No stress.
RACE DATE: Sunday 3rd November, 2024
RACE TIME: There are four wave starts for runners, preceded by professional wheelchair athletes, hand-cycles, and professional elite runners. Wave times will be available closer to the race date.
MINIMUM PACE/CUT-OFF TIME POLICY: Please visit the NYRR Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
ORGANIZER: The New York Road Runners (NYRR) is the organizer of the TCS New York City Marathon. For additional details on this event please click here.
CHARITABLE OBJECTIVE: The Official Charity Partners of the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon will be added to the TCS New York City Marathon website when available.
COURSE: The TCS New York City Marathon is a 26.2-mile block party through the world’s most diverse city. It goes through the five boroughs of New York City: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
CHECKED BAG OR POST-RACE PONCHO: Please visit the NYRR Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
TEMPERATURE: New York City’s average temperature for early November is a low of 42 and a high of 57. Be sure to check the weather forecast before packing to make sure you are prepared.
GUARANTEED ENTRY PROCEDURE: Entry can only be confirmed when you purchase the Marathon Tours & Travel Package. There is a limit of two (2) entries per hotel room. Entries are limited and will be confirmed on a first-serve basis. Once your entry is confirmed with Marathon Tours & Travel, further instructions will be provided regarding your race entry. All runners must complete the online TCS New York City Marathon Waiver in order to participate.
ELIGIBILITY: Marathon Tours & Travel, an authorised 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.
COURSE TIME LIMIT: In the interest of safety, and to allow streets and park drives to reopen as scheduled, the race course will remain open to all participants who are able to maintain a 13:45 per-mile pace (based on the time when the last runner crosses the start line).
Sweep buses follow the marathon route at a 6 1/2-hour marathon pace (about 15 minutes/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 reopen to traffic. Cross-street protection, medical assistance, aid stations, and other services are no longer available. Runners on the course should move onto the sidewalks. The finish-line scoring stays in place until 7:30 p.m.
WAIVER: Every runner must sign the online NYRR Waiver. A link will be sent to all registered runners with a guaranteed entry from Marathon Tours & Travel.
NUMBER PICKUP: You must visit the Health & Wellness Expo to pick up your bib. Details will be posted when available. Visit the NYRR Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
DIFFICULTY: Moderate – rolling hills with potential strong head wind
Registration & Booking
Conditions of Sale
Please note we cannot sell race entry without accommodation package. Race entry is not refundable.
If you wish to make any changes to your reservations administration and/or service fees might apply. For our general T&C’s please see here.
How to Book
To make your booking, click on the book now button, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.
Please read all the important information. If you have any questions, please contact us .
When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for USA’s current entry restrictions and requirements. Advice for the UK is available here – USA travel advice
We strongly recommend travellers to take out comprehensive travel insurance with sufficient healthcare cover, including cover for existing medical conditions and any activities you plan to do.
Guaranteed Race Entry
We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the TCS New York City Marathon. You can buy the entry at an additional cost if you also buy the accommodation package with us. Please note we cannot sell race entry without accommodation package, and we cannot sell to residents of USA.
Race & Safety Rules
All race rules need to be followed.
Starting Pens and Bib Numbers
Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon, we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.
Closer to the event we will send you a link which will allow you to complete the registration process for the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon. Once you have finalised the registration process, the race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information provided.
All hotels in New York need a credit card imprint upon check in where a value is held and released when you check out. Any incidentals such as room service or chargeable extras to the room would be deducted.
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 invite 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.
New York Destination Guide
Get ready to race in one of the most iconic cities in the world! If you think of busy cities, you can’t not think of New York and the Big Apple has plenty to offer visitors both before and after their race. Read our New York destination guide.