Runners World New York Marathon Travel Package

04 Nov 2012 to

Bookings for the 2012 ING New York City Marathon have now CLOSED! If you want to enter the 2013 race, then you can find all the information out first by signing up to our newsletter!

The ING New York City Marathon is the World's largest marathon and a must-do for any serious marathon runner. It is an amazing event, with thousands of international runners travelling across the World to run through the 5 boroughs of New York City to finish in Central Park.

The atmosphere surrounding the New York Marathon is unforgettable and must be sampled to be believed. British runners, in particular, receive a warm welcome from the locals and plenty of support from the visiting supporters.

Plus all runners booking the Runners World Travel Collection package will receive a free copy of the Runners World Complete Guide to Running, worth £9.99.


With our Runner's World New York Marathon travel package you have the option of staying at the New York Paramount Hotel for 3, 4 or 5 nights. Included in your travel package are the stated nights of accommodation at the Paramount, on room only basis, and the services of Sports Tours International reps. This also holds the option of Guaranteed race entry into the 2012 ING New York City Marathon.

The Paramount Hotel is a fashionable boutique hotel centrally located half a block from Broadway on 46th Street, in the heart of bustling Times Square. Completely renovated in 2009, The Paramount remains the consummate modern Times Square New York hotel. You will have easy access to the Broadway Theater District, Restaurant Row, upscale Madison and Fifth Avenue shopping, Penn Station and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. We offer Deluxe King Double rooms (with one large bed) and Superior Double Double Rooms (with 2 beds) with mounted 32-inch flat-screen televisions, iHome docking stations, rolling desks and original Philippe Starck sinks in all guestrooms. The Paramount Hotel also has high-speed wireless Internet access and the rooms are larger than the standard room at the Paramount Hotel at approximately 220 square feet.

ITINERARY for the 2012 Travel Package

The itinerary for the trip, depending on which options you choose, is roughly as follows:

  • Thursday 1st or Friday 2nd - arrive in New York
  • Friday 2nd - join us for an early morning jog in Central Park. Afterwards, you can take the time to register for the Marathon and collect your race pack.  There will be a Parade of Nations Ceremony in Central Park on the Friday evening, which we recommend
  • Saturday 3rd - Free day, although if you have not already registered for the Marathon, then you must do so on this day
  • Sunday 4th - Marathon runners will walk the 5/10 minutes down to 42nd Street to take the bus transfer to the start, last year we left at roughly 6am. After the marathon, you will have time to enjoy your success, and probably get some hard earned rest!
  • Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th - enjoy the best of New York!


    • 3 Nights, Single £1109 Twin £679
    • 4 Nights, Single £1369 Twin £819
    • 5 Nights, Single £1729 Twin £945
    • 6 Nights, Single £1889 Twin £1079
    • 7 Nights, Single £2135 Twin £1209

    NOTE The above rates are per person and include your room only accommodation. The rates DO NOT include the guaranteed Race Entry Fee of £299 per person.
    Sharing a twin room with another person is a possibility, and can be booked online.



    If you're looking for something extra to do whilst you're away or fancy an excursion, click on this link to see what is on offer.
    There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.


    If you wish to purchase souvenir products from the ING New York City Marathon, please visit the New York Road Runners Online store.

    Keep in touch with us!

    Once you've booked your place onto the ING New York city marathon 2012, please keep in contact with us via Facebook and/or Twitter for updates and general chit chat about training, the race and things to do in the Big Apple! The ING NYC Marathon's official Facebook page is encouraging participants in the race to change their profile picture to the image below to show your support and spread the word! 


     - You MUST be a resident in the UK to purchase our guaranteed race entries, although you do not have to be a British Citizen
    - Your PASSPORT is your own responsibility, and we will require a copy of this with your application form
    The following information is for United Kingdom passport holders only, other nationals (including Eire) should consult the appropriate embassy. UK residents are allowed to enter the USA with a ten year passport, with no less than 6 months left before the expiry of the passport, if staying in the US for less than 90 days. However, the rules are constantly updated, so we advise that you check your own individual situation as the visa waiver programme is subject to strict criteria. For example, if you have a criminal record or have previously been refused entry to the US, you may not qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver programme. Please check your status with the rules.
    Passengers are no longer permitted to enter the USA with a non-machine readable passport unless their old style passport has a valid Visa stamp. The newer red passports are machine readable. CHILDREN MUST HAVE THEIR OWN PASSPORT - If in doubt please contact the passport advice line on 0300 222 0000, or Passport Office Website or if applicable the American Embassy on 0207 499 9000 or the US Embassy Website. 

    There are now very strict guidelines on entry to the USA and a new system put in place whereby you must have registered with the Department of Homeland Security at least three days before you travel. More information can be found on the Department’s Official Website  

    For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page

    Any more questions...? Ask one of our team!

    Visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage, send us an email, give us a call, Tweet us, Facebook us...


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