TCS New York City Marathon

November 3, 2024
  • Marathon

If you have questions regarding Marathon Tours & Travel’s New York City Packages please: EMAIL OUR TRIP DESIGNER or CALL 617-242-7845

This popular Abbott World Marathon Majors race always promises to deliver 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. There were a total of 53,627 finishers at the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon making it the world’s largest marathon ever!

Our exclusive Package with guaranteed entry is available to our Seven Continents Club®️ members only. This special package includes hotel accommodations for three nights, a welcome reception, a pre-race pasta dinner and a transfer by coach bus to the start.

Non-SCC International runners (outside of the U.S.) can visit here to find a tour operator in your country.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of NYRR

The TCS New York City Marathon is an AbbottWMM Marathon Tours & Travel World Age Group Qualifying Race.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Select meals included (see 'Itinerary')



Transport from hotel to race start included

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Trip extension available upon request



3 nights in our carefully selected accommodation



Guaranteed entry is an additional cost ($625)

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Boxed breakfast-snack box on race morning

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • TCS New York City Marathon Package/3 Nights /November 1 - 4, 2024

      Friday, November 1
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      Welcome to New York City! Your Marathon Tours & Travel team look forward to meeting you upon your arrival. Our welcome desk will be open from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM in the Sheraton Hotel lobby. Once you check-in to your hotel, the afternoon is yours to enjoy. We’ll look forward to seeing you this evening at our Welcome Reception. Details regarding the TCS New York City Marathon Health and Wellness Expo and bib pickup will be shared once available. (Welcome reception included)

      Saturday, November 2
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      We start the day with an optional training shakeout run through Central Park to loosen your legs. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy, maybe some shopping, seeing a Broadway show, or simply relaxing. Our pre-race pasta dinner will begin at 6:00 PM, which is conveniently at the Sheraton Hotel. (Dinner included)

      Sunday, November 3
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      TCS New York City Marathon Day!

      Transfer to the start village and a box breakfast is included in your package. MTT Staff will be in the Sheraton Hotel lobby to assist you. Following the race you will make your way back to your hotel for some well-deserved rest before we gather for a toast in the Sheraton. The evening is free to experience one of the many fine restaurants in the city. (Breakfast to-go box included)

      Monday, November 4
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      Enjoy a leisure morning before checking out at by 12:00 PM.

      (Activities subject to change).

  • Extensions

    • Marathon Tours & Travel is happy to assist with any pre-race or post-race travel plans.

  • Packages & Rates

    • New York City Tour | Three-Night Package:  November 1 – 4, 2024


      • Three nights hotel accommodations at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel
      • All hotel taxes
      • Welcome Reception on Friday evening
      • Pre-race pasta dinner
      • Boxed breakfast-snack box on race morning (runners)
      • Transportation to the start village
      • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel staff at the hotel
      • Guaranteed Entry is an additional cost ($625)

      Please Note:

      • Entry only is not allowed.
      • There is a limit of two (2) guaranteed race entries per room.
      • You can register for the NYC VIP Package with guaranteed entry and still enter the NYRR Drawing.  Should you receive an entry through the drawing, you will be charged the rate for the Package without the guaranteed entry cost.
      • Room types available are Double Rooms (one bed/ two persons), Twin Rooms (two beds/two persons) or Single (one bed/one person).
      • Triple and Quad rates available upon request.

      Not Included:

      • Race entry fee ($625)
      • Meals unless noted above
      • Gratuities and tips unless noted above
      • Travel Insurance
      • Transportation to/from NYC


      Please contact Marathon Tours & Travel for assistance with your flights.  We can check for lowest fares available from your home city.

      Rates (all prices are per person and in US dollars)

      New York City PackageDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
      Sheraton Hotel (Early Registration) - SOLD OUT$1345 per person$2150
      Sheraton Hotel (Regular Registration - After May 1)$1450 per person$2340
      Additional Night at SheratonUpon RequestUpon Request
  • Hotels

    • Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

      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 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 5:00 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.

      Upgrades are available upon request.

      Hyatt Centric Times Square

      Enjoy a modern, upscale experience in the heart of Times Square. Experience modern guest rooms with a distinctly local style and stunning views, unique gathering spaces, and endless adventures waiting for you. Accommodations feature contemporary décor that reflects the vibrant city, floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing urban views and upscale accessories you’ll love.


      All events will still be held at the Sheraton

  • Event Information

    • Race Date: Sunday, November 3, 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 of 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 VIP 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 authorized tour operator, is required to offer travel arrangements in conjunction with guaranteed race entry. All runners must be a Seven Continents Club®️ (SCC) member; and 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).

      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

    • Reservations and Payments: A completed trip application together with a deposit of $750 per person must be received before confirming your reservations. Final payment must be received by July 29, 2024.

      Eligibility: Marathon Tours & Travel, an authorized tour operator, is required to offer travel arrangements in conjunction with guaranteed race entry. All runners must be a Seven Continents Club®️ (SCC) member; and must be 18 years or older on race day to be eligible for our guaranteed entries.

      Cancellations: All payments, including your deposit, are non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Non-transferrable includes applying your balance to another person, another year or another trip. Should you cancel for any reason, you will forfeit your trip investment. Therefore, travel insurance for every trip is highly recommended. All cancellations must be received in writing.

      Not included in price: All items not specifically listed under tour features.

      Insurance: For your protection, trip cancellation, baggage, health and accident insurance is highly recommended for all participants. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance.

      Travel Insurance for U.S. Residents
      Travel Insurance for Canadian Residents

      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 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.

      Responsibility: These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Chelsea, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. All terms and conditions offered are governed by the laws of Massachusetts. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a refund, less applicable credit card and processing fees, made as full settlement to the passenger. The right is reserved by Marathon Tours, Inc. to deny acceptance of a booking application by any person. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft.

  • Testimonials

    • "Another excellent tour..." - 2023

      Another excellent tour. This was #5 with MT&T and the weekend did not disappoint. Pre-race communications were clear and timely. The weekend events were perfect. Friday night meet & greet was fun. Saturday dinner was exactly what we needed. Logistics to the start worked as expected; the food bag was a perfect addition. Hotel location also excellent. Thank you Allyson, and everyone else!!

      "All events before and after the marathon were excellent..." - 2023

      All events before and after the marathon were excellent, it makes things so much easier for all runners. I highly recommend marathon tours. Thank you for the great experience I had in NYC.

      "This package provided me peace of mind..." - 2023

      This package provided me peace of mind, I could focus in my marathon, no worries about transportation, accommodation. I felt fully supported. And the price worth it.

      "Pre-trip communications were excellent..." - 2023

      Pre-trip communications were excellent! Traveling with Marathon Tours is definitely a relaxing way to go.

      "Marathon Tours & Travel does an excellent job..." - 2022 VIP Package

      Marathon Tours & Travel does an excellent job and provides a much needed service to gain entry to the Abbott World Marathon Majors. It is also wonderful for individuals traveling alone to be with a group. Keep up the good work.

      "I found the planning, preparation and trip to be very well organized..." - 2022 VIP Package

      I found the planning, preparation and trip to be very well organized with clear communication. I enjoyed the run Central Park on Saturday morning, the pre-race dinner and the bus to the start line was very efficient. I would definitely recommend this tour to others!

      "Allyson is fantastic to work with!" - 2022 VIP Package

      Allyson is fantastic to work with! She works hard to make sure everyone is satisfied and always keeps everyone in the loop. I would give her a 10 star if possible.

      "NYC was the the third trip we have participated in..." - 2022 VIP Package

      NYC was the the third trip we have participated in with MTT and you never disappoint. The most important feature in our minds was the transportation to the start line. We heard so many stories of the anxiety and hassle of getting there through public transit (particularly the busses from the ferry to the runner’s village) and you made it so easy. Thanks MTT!!!!

      "The best thing about the package was that..." - 2022 VIP Package

      The best thing about the package was that every detail was covered to the highest perfection. Transportation to the start village was wonderful!! I so enjoyed the welcome and pasta party— talking and sharing with other runners. The Sheraton was a perfect location to enjoy NYC. Thank you Allyson and Amy and Marathon Tours & Travel for a wonderful experience.

      "It was really great not having to worry about anything..." - 2021 VIP Package

      It was really great not having to worry about anything over the weekend except for running the streets of NYC!!

      "Thank you to you and your staff members..." - 2021 VIP Package

      Thank you to you and your staff members for providing a very memorable weekend for Thierry and me! In particular, Allyson and Karen were meticulous in their keen attention to detail and in always being helpful, cheerful, and displaying a positive attitude despite their many operational demands. Definitely a great weekend memory for my 250th marathon.

      "Wow! Pam and I had an amazing time in NYC..." - 2021 VIP Package

      Wow! Pam and I had an amazing time in NYC with Marathon Tours. It was our first trip with the team but it will not be our last! We met so many amazing people at your different events, it was awesome being with folks who share our passion for travel and running! I think we have the itch to chase the Abbott World Majors now!!

      "My favorite thing about Marathon Tours is..."

      My favorite thing about Marathon Tours is that you put the runners and their health, safety and comfort as your number one priorities!

      This is just a quick note to remind you of the incredible services that each of you offer, and I myself have just been so thankful for all of you over these years. As a wife, mother, professional and runner you have brought such peace of mind to my life. I am so thankful to know that when it comes to the one activity of me that brings me joy, I know I can count on all of you for help when I want to do something adventurous!

      Thank you for all that you do to make people’s dreams come true and support them even when they just have to wait a bit longer. In the end, Marathon Tours and their agents are always going to be ready and willing to make sure that each person gets the best of the best! I just wanted you to know that for some of us, our experiences with marathon tours holds deep meaning in our lives because of all the goodness you have contributed.

      "This was my first trip with Marathon Tours..." - 2019 VIP Package

      This was my first trip with Marathon Tours and I was extremely impressed. I haven’t stopped raving about you since I got home. Everything was so well planned. It was nice and convenient to have all of the receptions and dinners either in the hotel or so close to the hotel. The hotel itself was very nice and the location was fantastic. The bus ride to the start was flawless and took all of the stress out of getting to the start. All of your staff was so friendly and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and would travel with you again in a heartbeat. Thank you for a fantastic trip!

      "This was my 23rd marathon..." - 2019 VIP Package

      This was my 23rd marathon but the first through a running company – loved leaving the planning to someone else – took all the stress out of the trip – would highly recommend marathon tours

      "Thank you Marathon tours for the opportunity..." - 2019 VIP Package

      Thank you Marathon tours for the opportunity to run a beautiful and challenging marathon. It was intense and emotional. You have a great team! Very organized and professional. Meeting Katherine Switzer was inspiring.

      "Thank you Allyson and the whole Marathon Tours..." - 2019 VIP Package

      Thank you Allyson and the whole Marathon Tours for a great experience at the recent NYC Marathon. Everything was well organized and the support I got really helped me prepare and made my marathon race day a breeze. The Pre Race dinners were amazing. The speakers are very inspiring. I look forward to running again with Marathon Tours again.

      "Thank you for the opportunity..." - 2018 VIP Package

      Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the NYC Marathon. Not having run the event previously, it took the stress out of planning and allowed me to focus on running and enjoying the event. My wife has always been a great supporter and she appreciated meeting both runners and other supporters that are part of what Marathon Tours offers. Thank you and I look forward to joining Marathon Tours at future events.

      "The hotel venue was perfect!..." - 2018 VIP Package

      The hotel venue was perfect! The location worked well as you could walk to the expo or take mass transit. Central park was close for the morning run. Starbucks in the lobby for coffee needs 🙂 The welcome reception was a nice time to meet fellow runners and socialize. The pre race dinner was a great meal- lots of options and I enjoyed Roger and Kathrine. The coach bus and breakfast box was an AMAZING feature of this trip. Honestly, I had heard many horror stories of people being late to start or missing their wave due to transportation issues- so this was one of the main reasons I signed up for the package.

      "Everything I've come to enjoy about MT..." - 2018 VIP Package

      Everything I’ve come to enjoy about MT — convenience, worry-free, all the details taken care of…so that all I have to do is show up and run.

      "Well organized and especially liked the worry free transportation..." - 2018 VIP Package

      Well organized and especially liked the worry free transportation to the start village. And matching up of roommates! I’ve made a new friend and running partner for years to come I think! Thank you!

      "Communication was excellent all the way around..." - 2018 VIP Package

      Communication was excellent all the way around and the offering for the money was of good value. I loved this race and the experience with Marathon Tours took away all my travel anxieties and allowed me to focus on the marathon.

      "The travel package is so well thought out..." - 2017 VIP Package

      The travel package is so well thought out that there is so little to stress about, everything is done and in place for you. The transportation to the expo and race start is a huge incentive, I think that is what I like best.

      "I always enjoy the events where it brings the group together..." - 2017 VIP Package

      I always enjoy the events where it brings the group together for socializing. There are so many great people that go on these tours and their stories are incredible and inspiring. Nice touch with the Marathon Tours shirts for the athletes.

      "I trust Marathon Tours..." - 2017 VIP Package

      I trust Marathon Tours, you deliver 100% every time and deliver with caring, friendly, knowledgeable people. When it comes to runner adventures, you’re the only company we consider.

      "I have nothing but praise for you all..." - 2017 VIP Package

      I have nothing but praise for you all. This was so well organized from the emails we started to receive well before the trip to the outstanding hospitality provided at the hotel and at the social events. I enjoyed the reserved tables for us SCC members. The attention to detail and the personal touch that Marathon Tours and Travel gives us is the reason I keep coming back to your company. Thank you Karen, Allyson, Jeff and Thom. See you on my next trip.

      "A big thank you to you and your staff..." - 2017 VIP Package

      A big thank you to you and your staff for making such a memorable weekend possible. The race couldn’t have went better and I greatly appreciate your planning and good nature in pulling together all the details that I didn’t have to worry about. Thank you and Marathon Tours and good luck in the future!

      "The guaranteed entry..." - 2016 VIP Package

      The guaranteed entry. This is my third time doing NYC, and I would NOT have done it this time if it weren’t for the Marathon Tours entry and tour package.

      "Awesome customer experience..." - 2016 VIP Package

      Awesome customer experience. Great communications and timely. Customer service is the differentiator these days and you nailed it. Thanks for that!!

      "My daughter and I were so happy..." - 2016 VIP Package

      My daughter and I were so happy to have the opportunity to run this race together this year. Marathon tours made this possible and the organization and professionalism were superb. We hope to do more marathon trips through marathon tours and will be spreading the word to all of our running friends. Thank you again for making our New York experience absolutely amazing

      "The hosts of marathon tours were excellent..." - 2016 VIP Package

      The hosts of marathon tours were excellent. The prerace communication exceeded my expectations. Thank you!. The hotel was a pleasant surprise. It was much nicer than I expected and the location was very good. The bus to the start line was excellent. Well done. Karen and Anna were amazing!! Thank you ladies for all your hard work. I plan to travel with Marathon tours to London and would highly recommend you as a tour group.

      "I liked how everything was organized for me..." - 2016 VIP Package

      I liked how everything was organized for me including events that we could attend and having the transportation to the start of the race as part of the package. It took a lot of stress off in worrying about all of those details.

      "I called the Marathon Tours' office to inquire..." - 2016 VIP Package

      I called the Marathon Tours’ office to inquire about another Major’s Race and spoke with Nicole. She informed me of the VIP Package, as well as the advantages of the Seven Continents Club. She encouraged me to join and take advantage of trip. Before it sold out. I said, thanks and signed up.

      "...The location was great close to everything..." - 2016 VIP Package

      HOW WELL ORGANISED IT WAS. The location was great close to everything. Karen and Anna excellent staff tour.

      "...We just had to show up and everything was done..." - 2015 VIP Package

      The convenience. We just had to show up and everything was done. Probably the best pre-race pasta dinner that I have had – other than when we booked ourselves a restaurant meal. Staff was very friendly, shuttle to the expo worked out very well, and getting driven to the start line was wonderful.

      "A world major marathon trip organized by world class runners..." - 2015 VIP Package

      A world major marathon trip organized by world class runners for runners who are trying to run the world. 🙂

      "NYC Marathon is one the Marathon Majors..." - 2015 VIP Package

      NYC Marathon is one the Marathon Majors. The race is difficult to get us both in at the same time. Marathon Tours offered the guaranteed entries.

  • Abbott World Marathon Majors Age Group World Championship

    • This event is an Abbott World Marathon Majors Marathon Tours & Travel Age Group World Championship Qualifying Race. If you achieve the automatic qualifying time for your age group, found here, you’ll be invited to the 2025 Age Group World Championship race (destination still to be announced). For more information on the Age Group World Rankings and Championship click here

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Meet the Reps

Allyson Johnson

Senior Trip Designer | Hotel Manager

Allyson Johnson

Senior Trip Designer | Hotel Manager

Allyson joined the Marathon Tours team over five years ago after enjoying a successful start to her career in the hotel industry. As a Group Sales Manager at The Langham, Boston, Allyson learned about Marathon Tours and their role with the Boston Marathon. Allyson now manages our hotel partnerships around the world by delivering exceptional value and service related to the lodging we offer our clients. While assisting with hotels for many of our international trips, Allyson also manages Boston, Chicago, New York, and our Sydney hotel program.

During her time at Endicott College, Allyson studied abroad in Florence, Italy and fell in love with travel and Italian cooking. She travels as often as she can with her family, and enjoys hiking, cooking, and being active outside.