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TCS New York City Marathon

Guaranteed Entries Available for the TCS New York City Marathon!

Exhileration, relief, excitement, adrenalin, achievement, ecstasy, pleasure & pain. Watch the video below and contact us to create your own in 2018!

Former winner of the NYCM and Kiwi Running legend Rod Dixon will be our guest Ambassador for our trip to NY.

Our 6d/5n Packaged includes an exclusive dinner with Rod and a host of other exciting inclusions (further information is in our NYCM brochure). Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the NYCM through the eyes of a winner when Rod shares his passion for and lifelong involvement in running with you

Hear Rod talk about not just his prestigious career but how he continues to be so inspirational to so many with his commitment to health, vitallity and keeping in good shape as well as his outstanding contribution to the health and fitness of children, through his Kid's Foundation.


If you are a runner then the TCS New York City Marathon is on your bucket list! One of the six World Marathon Majors, New York is the city of excitement, where the locals line the street in support of runners from around the world. Run the five boroughs of New York from the start on Staten Island, through Brooklyn and Queens, into Manhattan, through the Bronx and onto the finish line in Central Park, where you will be welcomed by the cheering masses!

2018 is your year to run the TCS New York City Marathon and we invite you to travel to New York with the marathon experts. We will be personally hosting this tour and we will bring with us our love of marathon running, our decades of experience in organising marathons (including the Sydney Olympics), our knowledge of everything distance running and our passion for travel. But don't just take our word for it, take notice of winners of the New York City Marathon and their recommendations!

"I've have had a love affair with the New York City Marathon most of my life, as a former winner, a 25-year TV commentator, and a home town girl who has trained thousands of kilometres in Central Park. There is nothing like running through the Big Apple, the most powerful city in the world! During many of those years, I was delighted to reunite with Fran and Dave, who know this city and the marathon on many levels and can provide expert travel serive to the race of your life!
Kathrine Switzer - Winner 1974 NYC Marathon
The last female winner who actually live in New York City; Author Marathon Woman; Leader of the 261 Fearless Movement

"RunFun Travel and the New York City Marathon! Fran and Dave - Experienced, Respected, Running Professionals. Together it's the Ultimate 'Life' Marathon Experience.
New York City Marathon - I should know - I was the Champion in 1983! An Event with an Adventure - Finishing is Winning - you gotta do it!" 
Rod Dixon - Winner 1983 NYC Marathon
Bronze Medallist 1500m 1972 Munich Olympics; 4th 5,000m 1976 Montreal Olympics
"The Flying Kiwi"


Guaranteed Entry

We have guaranteed race entries to the TCS New York City Marathon available to Australian runners, runners residing in Australia and runners from countries where there is no travel company (ITP) represented. Entry Only is not available and must be purchased in conjunction with a package inclusive of accommodation and/or flights.

Race Packs

Race packs are collected at the TCS New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo.


The TCS New York City Marathon will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

Thu/Fri:   10:00am - 8:00pm   (bib pickup closes 7:00pm) 
Sat:          10:00am - 5:00pm 

Start Time

  • 8:30am     Wheelchairs
  • 9:10am     Elite Women
  • 9:40am     Wave 1, incl. Elite Men
  • 10:05am   Wave 2
  • 10:30am   Wave 3
  • 10:55am   Wave 4


Click on the image below to watch a 3D video that will show you the course for the TCS New York City Marathon. Exceptional!

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be located every mile beginning at mile 3. Water will be available at the start and all aid stations; Gatorade will be available at all aid stations, apart from mile 17. A hydration zone is located at mile 17, offereing water, sponges and music. The PowerGel Energy Zone at mile 18 has PowerGels of assorted flavours. 


Portabe toilets will be located at every mile, beginning at mile 3.

Pasta Party

Included in your package. Family and supporters are able to join the runners and we can assist with your purchase of tickets. Saturday evening, Central Park


Medical staff are in place from start to finish throughout the race course. Health and wellness teams are ready to respond immediately to the medical needs of all runners, spectators, volunteers, and staff.

Race Day Transport

Bus transfer to the start line of the TCS New York City Marathon is included in your Guaranteed Entry and Accommodation package.


Your event tshirt is included in your race registrations. All finishers receive a medal on crossing the finish line.


Average temperatures from past New York City Marathons:

  • Average high: 15°c
  • Average low: 9°c

Click here to go to the Official TCS New York City Marathon website.

The TCS New York City Marathon is organised by the New York Road Runners. Click here to visit their website and read more about their events and activities. The NYRR have a range of merchandise for sale - click here to visit their online store.


2018 TCS New York City Marathon Guaranteed Entry and Accommodation Package 

Wednesday 31 Oct or Thursday 1 Nov

Arrive in New York City
Hotel check in

Friday 2 Nov

Opening Ceremony - Central Park

Saturday 3 Nov

8:30am Dash to the Finish Line 5k
Marathon Eve Dinner

Sunday 4 Nov – Race Day!

6:00am  Buses depart to start line

Monday 5 Nov

Farewell NYC…. or continue the journey



2018 TCS New York City Marathon RunFun Travel Hotel 

Hilton Garden Inn, Times Square South

Opened NOV 2017, experience the brand new Hilton Garden in. perfectly located in the heart of New York City’s Fashion District. 

This stylish hotel provides gues rooms with complimentary WiFi and worksations with ergonomic chairs. take advantage of the complimentary morning coffee and the modern fitness centre. The 24 hour Garden Market has snacks for late night cravings. 

Located within walking distance of Times Square, Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Jacob Javits Center (NYC Expo location!), Fifth Avenue  and Broadway Theatre District.


  • Mircrowave in all rooms
  • Keurig coffee maker in all rooms
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Adjustable Air conditioning
  • Flat screen TV
  • Radio, Phone, Alarm Clock
  • Luxurious Suite Dreams bed
  • In room safe
  • 24 hour Garden Market for snacks
  • Hair dryer
  • 24hr Laundry room
  • Fitness centre

Local attractions

  • Jacob Javits Convention Centre (NYC Marathon expo)
  • Penn Station
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Empire State Building
  • Broadway
  • Times Square
  • Central Park
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Rockefeller Centre




2018 TCS New York City Marathon Guaranteed Entry and Accommodation Packages

Travel with us to New York on our fully hosted 5d/4n to the marathon that excites New York City! Run through the five boroughs to the cheers of more than a million locals.

As an Official International Travel Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon we can guarantee your entry and ensure you run the time of your life in New York with RunFun Travel.

Our travel package is inclusive of:

  • Guaranteed Entry to the TCS New York City Marathon
  • Accommodation in a NEW 4* hotel in Times Square South
  • Full Hot Breakfast daily
  • RunFun Travel Meet and Greet plus Weekend Briefing
  • Motivational talk from former NYCM Winner Rod Dixon prior to your run
  • NYCM Event Technical tshirt
  • Escorted trip to the Marathon Expo
  • Ticket to the Marathon Eve Dinner
  • Bus transfer to the Marathon start line
  • Post marathon Celebratory Drinks with Rod Dixon and fellow marathon runners
  • Closed Facebook page for all your NYCM communications
  • Our personal services for all your travel plans plus pre/post marathon travel
  • Our personal presence, at the hotel, during your stay in New York

In addition to the above our EXCLUSIVE 6d/5nt Package includes:

  • Meet and Greet with Rod Dixon on Thursday evening
  • Hear first hand fom Rod about the NYCM and what you can expect on Sunday
  • QandA session wtih Rod
  • Exclusive Dinner hosted by Rod
  • A signed print of Rod's epic finish line image from the NYCM
  • Run on the High Line on Friday morning - one of THE places to visit while in NY


Flight and Entry Packages also available - contact us for details


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