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TCS New York City Marathon

Join us and Run the Time of Your Life in New York with RunFun Travel!

RunFun Travel is an International Travel Partner for the TCS New York City Marathon

Start here with a sneak peak at this TCS New York City Marathon video!

If you’re 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!

This year, former winner of the NYCM and Kiwi Running legend Rod Dixon will be hosting our tour.

Our 6d/5n Packaged includes and 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.


2017 is your year to run the TCS New York City Marathon and we invite you to travel to New York with the marathon experts. Fran and Dave 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

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.

2017 TCS New York City Marathon

Wednesday 1 Nov or Thursday 2 Nov

Arrive in New York City
Hotel check in

Friday 3 Nov

Opening Ceremony - Central Park

Saturday 4 Nov

8:30am Dash to the Finish Line 5k
Pasta Party

Sunday 5 Nov – Race Day!

6:00am  Buses depart to start line

Monday 6 Nov

Farewell NYC…. or continue the journey



2017 TCS New York City Marathon RunFun Travel Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott, Times Square West

Perfectly located in the heart of New York City’s Fashion District, this inviting Times Square hotel provides a contemporary retreat. The Bistro offers breakfast, dinner and drinks options every day of the week.

You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions.

This well-equipped and very spacious Midtown hotel fitness centre will keep you fit and energised.

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.


  • Air conditioning
  • Flat scree, HD television
  • Radio, Phone, Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker/Tea Service
  • Pillows: down/feather/foam
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Business centre
  • 24hr Laundry room
  • Fitness centre
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pillow selection
  • Full service complimentary business centre
  • Gym

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



2017 TCS New York City Marathon Guaranteed Entry & 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 4* hotel in Times Square West
  • Breakfast daily
  • Event Technical tshirt
  • Marathon Eve Pasta Party
  • Bus transfer to the Marathon start line
  • Fully hosted tour by the most experienced marathon team in the business!

Flight and Entry Packages also available - contact us for details

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