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TCS New York City Marathon 2024

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The TCS New York City Marathon takes you past towering buildings, bustling streets and world-famous iconic landmarks. Be part of the largest marathon in the world and challenge yourself as you set out on an almighty route, with plenty of twists and turns and various bridge crossings. This marathon is a huge celebration and every runner is treated like a celebrity. Amazing crowds and music combined create a fantastic atmosphere while racing through the five boroughs. Please note we are not permitted to sell packages to US residents.

Hotel & Guaranteed Entry package

Full travel package

VIP Hotel package

The biggest after-party in New York!

This is a great option if you are already in the USA on holiday or wish to book your own flights (flights and airport transfers are not included). Choose from a selection of different hotels all in Manhattan.

Let Sports Tours International Ireland take care of all your travel requirements by booking a full travel package with hotel and guaranteed entry into the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon.

Treat yourself to an extra special travel package and stay at the 5* Mandarin Oriental Hotel, one of the city’s most distinct and sophisticated hotels. Flights and airport transfers are not included.

Join our exclusive marathon after-party in New York at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square. Celebrate your achievement in style and feel like a star at this Rock ’n’ Roll themed party with high-energy vibes and food and drink included.

Included in your package

  • The services of our overseas reps: daily hotel visits, escort to the marathon expo and race start line
  • A complimentary 5k warm up run on Saturday morning
  • Option to book the 5k Dash
  • International Parade of Nations Parade and Fireworks
  • A pre-race briefing at selected hotels
  • Bus transfer to the start of the marathon from 42nd Street or other similar locations
  • A designated cheer zone for spectators to join our staff, to support your runners
  • Celebration Party on Sunday 5th November at the Hard Rock Cafe Times Square
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The Westin New York Grand Central
The Westin New York Grand Central

The Westin New York Grand Central is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Our hotel in NYC is ideal for both leisure and business travellers as it is conveniently located near Grand Central Terminal.


Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower

4 nights

Race highlights












31 October

Arrival Day

Welcome to New York City! Check-in the your hotel today and start familiarising yourself with the Big Apple.

1 November


Your Sports Tours Reps will then hold a race briefing in the morning (time TBC). You will be able to hear information about what happens the following day and ask any questions. After, your Sports Tours rep will escort you to the marathon expo. Should you wish to join them, please be in the hotel reception at the allocated times. Please remember your ID.

In the evening from 5-7 join us for welcome drinks at the hotel bar – the perfect opportunity to meet fellow runners!


2 November

5k Dash / Warm Up Run

Runners, friends, family, children are all welcome to take part in the 5k dash warm up on the day before the main event. Starting on 47th Street and 1st Avenue you will run down and turn onto 42nd Street past Grand Central and the New York Library before heading up 6th Avenue towards Central Park where your will cross the famed Marathon finish line for a spectacular end to your run in the Park. 40 euros per person (Sports Tours International Ireland customers only). Please only book places for the 5k dash if your flight arrives in good time for your to collect your race bib before the expo closes on Friday evening at 7pm. Bib collection is not possible on the Saturday morning.

Alternatively, we will also be holding a complimentary 5k run at 7.30am, all clients welcome. Your Sports Tours Ireland Reps will hold a race briefing early evening at the hotel (specific hotels only) at 17.30pm. You will be able to hear information about what happens the following day and ask any questions.


3 November

New York Marathon 2024

Today’s the big day! Transport to the start of the race has been organised for you on the official New York Road Runners buses included within your race entry fee (ballot runners will need to purchase tickets from NYRR). These buses depart from various locations from between 04:00 am and 06:00 am (selected within your entry process). For spectators, if you wish to join, we will take you to our cheer zone to soak in the atmosphere & spot your loved ones.

Once you arrive at the start area on Staten Island and proceed through security, you will head to the bag drop area (if you have chosen this option) and then into your corrals (your running bib will show this detail). After the New York Marathon, join us for a celebration party at the Hard Rock Café Times Square – there will be a selection of cold & hot food and unlimited drinks from 7-10pm. Maximum capacity of venue will mean an invitation will be sent to all runners and RSVP required.




4 November

Departure Day/Extra Days

Today you have a full day to rest your legs, head out to sightsee, or finish off your shopping! Enjoy all the highlights of the Big Apple, there is so much to see and do in this bucket list city! Alternatively, you may be extending your stay in New York.


Marathon Entry Fee +

€579 per entry

5k Dash +

€40 per person

Plane +

There are three airports in New York. JFK, Newark and La Guardia. Las Guardia is the closest in distance to the city centre, however international flights usually land in JFK or Newark.

Car +

The City’s fleet of yellow taxicabs and green Boro Taxis are licensed and regulated by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission. Grabbing a cab can be ideal when tired feet, heavy luggage or shopping bags weigh you down.

Bus +

Public buses are a scenic way to see the City and reach destinations not convenient to a subway stop. It’s also worth noting that mass transit is central to New York City’s efforts to become more environmentally friendly, and a growing number of NYC’s buses are hybrid-electric models.

Train +

The easiest and quickest way to travel around NYC is by public subway train. Riding the subway is also a fantastic way to feel like a local during your stay in New York.

The course +

Towering buildings, bustling streets, world-famous landmarks. Add to this the excitement of running the world’s largest marathon and it can mean only one thing – it is time to guarantee your place in the TCS New York City Marathon! Taking you from Staten Island through the five boroughs of New York, en route to the finish in Central Park, the experience of running the TCS New York City Marathon will stay with you for life. Entries are highly sought-after and the race is one of only six Abbott World Marathon Majors – a bucket-list event for runners the world over.

Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

Do you cater for children? +

Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

Can I extend my stay along the way? +

Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

How can I pay for my holiday? +

Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

Do I need travel insurance? +

Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

Can I travel on my own? +

Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

What is twin to share? +

On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

Is the entry guaranteed? +

All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

Do I need to pay a deposit? +

A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

When will I receive my tickets? +

Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

What is included in the price? +

What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

What is not included in the price? +

What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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