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New York City Marathon 2018

2 - 5 November 2018 |
Location: New York

Distance: Marathon (26.2 miles)

Grading: 4 ?

Registration opening: Sold Out!

Registration fee: £895

Minimum sponsorship: £600

Walk the Walk in the city that never sleeps...

The New York City Marathon is where it all started for Walk the Walk back in 1996 and we have been back every year since... it’s amazing and still very much a favourite; we can promise you an experience that you will never forget!

The ferry to the Start Line is a real treat; the amazing back-drop of New York is just breathtaking... what a way to start a marathon! We Power Walk the 26.2 miles through all 5 boroughs from Staten Island across to Brooklyn, then onto Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. You see it all... from the iconic beauty of the Statue of Liberty to crossing the Finish Line in famous Central Park! 

This Marathon is classed as the greatest of them all... so come and conquer it with us in 2018! 

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An experience that should be on everyone's bucket list! Raising money for such a wonderful cause makes it all the more special- Fiona

Take a bite out of the Big Apple with us...

Join the Walk the Walk Team in its 22nd year and take on this amazing Marathon in a city full of vibrancy and culture; you may even be able to squeeze in a bit of Christmas shopping!

Everything about this challenge is incredible; the route, support, the medal, the location and of course, raising money for vital breast cancer causes and helping make a difference! 

This challenge is a classic and one of the 6 Marathon Majors... The New York Marathon has to be completed within 6 hours 30 minutes, so you will be aiming for a walking speed of between 14 - 15 minute miles; this is achievable by following our Training Plan. The Unique Challenges Team will support you every step of the way with lots of training advice, nutritional tips, how to reach the target speed and much, much more!


Which option is best for you? 

This Marathon weekend is not to be missed!

In 2018 we are staying at the Warwick Hotel, which is only minutes from the hustle and bustle of Times Square and Broadway; you are in the middle of it all... theatres, restaurants, bars and the famous bright lights of this cosmopolitan city!

In 2018 you have the choice of 2 package options... 

Full Package: Hotel, Flights and Race Entry

Hotel Only Package: Hotel and Race Entry 

A poem from Team MIMs

After a final group hug and last minute pep talk
We moved to the start line all ready to speed walk
We crossed into Brooklyn over a dystopian bridge
Then onwards to Queens using the Queensboro Bridge...

But the music and cheering lifted our spirits
Without them we sure would have felt our sore bits
New Yorkers loved our decorated bras
‘Here come the bra girls’ they’d shout from afar

If you only do one Marathon in your life... make sure it is this one!- Stephanie

Any questions?

If you have any questions about The New York City Marathon, please get in contact with the Unique Challenges Team.

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