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The TCS New York City Marathon

Tcs Nyc Marathon
  • Calendar

    03rd Nov 2024

  • Distance

    Marathon (26.2 miles)

  • Location


  • Requirements

    Tour Dates: 31 Oct - 4 Nov 2024

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Join Walk the Walk at this 5 star Marathon in the city that never sleeps!

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The New York City Marathon weekend offers the most amazing unforgettable experience for anyone who loves walking, loves a challenge and wants to experience the Big Apple at its best! One of the top marathons in the world, the New York City Marathon is listed as one of the Abbott Marathon Majors along with Tokyo, Boston and London.

1 day, 26.2 miles and 5 Boroughs of undiluted adrenalin-filled support, the way only New Yorkers can give it, all the way to the Finish Line!

Starting on Staten Island the 26.2 marathon takes you through, Brooklyn Queens, Bronx and Manhattan, see it all... from the iconic Statue of Liberty to crossing the Finish Line in Central Park!

Plus, time to experience the many delights of New York from iconic landmarks like the Empire State, innovations such as the High Line, 5th Avenue shopping, to the lights of Times Square and Broadway Theatre, it’s all there waiting for you.  

Go on... Entry is not easy to come by, so don’t wait, take a bite out of the Big Apple, smash a personal goal, achieve that medal and have the time of your life... all whilst making a big difference to those living with cancer!


Expect to be blown away! It's an amazing marathon!

All you need to know... TCS New York City Marathon

How far is it?

A full Marathon: 26.2 miles.

The route starts on Staten Island and travels through 5 very different neighbourhoods: Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan before finishing in Central Park.

Is this Marathon for you?

This challenge is one of the Abbot World Marathon Majors, when it comes to Marathons it’s a 5 star one, and certainly one of the best in the world!  It will require training and preparation as for the most enjoyable experience, we recommend that you aim to complete the distance within a maximum time of 6 hours 30 minutes - 7 hours.

Your aim is to reach a constant walking pace of between 14 - 15 minute miles over the distance; this is very achievable by following Walk the Walk’s tried and tested step-by-step Training Plan.

You may be interested to know that this is where Walk the Walk completed its first challenge back in 1996, and since then our Founder, Nina, has completed the marathon 24 times… Still loves it and will be back for no. 25!



There is a choice of 2 Hotels, both ideally situated to be close to Times Square and Broadway, the heart of bright lights and theatre land! 

  • 3* Edison Hotel 
  • 4* Warwick Hotel 


Daily Itinerary

Read the full itinerary here!


Please Note - Our TCS New York City Marathon Tour is not available to US residents, also note that we are unable to sell entry only places.


Day 1 - Arrive in New York City– We recommend flying as early as you can, beating the airport rush, and giving yourself time in the afternoon to start exploring. In the evening why not tie in a visit to Central Park for the Marathon Parade of Nations!


Day 2 - Start your day with an opening ceremony at the United Nations Building and the 5K Abbots Dash to the Finish (optional extra), then it is time to head to the Expo to collect your race entry. Whether you love shopping, visiting landmarks like Liberty, people-watching in Central Park, or eating your way around New York’s wonderful restaurants and diners, we can guarantee you a fantastic day. In the evening the Team will come together for the tactics talk and a 3-course Pasta Party meal.


Day 3 – NEW YORK CITY MARATHON DAY - 26.2 miles through Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens The Bronx and Manhattan, all 5 boroughs in one glorious day!


Day 4 - Start your day by celebrating with breakfast at possibly New York's most unique diner, followed by more of doing what you love, whether it’s relaxing in Central Park with a celebratory glass of champagne at the Boat House, exploring the Upper West Side, one of our favourite areas, strolling along the High Line or meandering around Soho, whatever you do, make sure you wear your medal, New Yorkers will love you for it! Most of the team will depart this evening... So long New York City!


For the full itinerary please click here!


What are the challenge costs?

Deposit: £799 

Tour Cost: this varies depending on the Hotel you choose and how long you would like to stay in New York!


What is included in the tour costs?

  • 3 or 4 nights’ accommodation in a 3* or 4* hotel
  • Race Entry to the TCS New York City Marathon
  • 3 course Pasta Party
  • Celebration Breakfast
  • Unique Training Plans plus support and guidance in preparing
  • 2 packs bursting full of kit to help you on your way. Read more...


What is not included in the costs?

Full details can be found here...


How can I pay?

There are 2 ways that you can pay for this trip of a lifetime: 

  1. In full at the point of registration
  2. By paying the deposit followed by monthly instalments Read more...



How much do I need to raise?

We ask that everyone who enters The TCS New York City Marathon aims to raise a minimum of £750 Read more!

Your fundraising will contribute towards the much-needed emotional and physical care of those living with cancer, and to support Walk the Walk’s campaigns to raise awareness for regular chest and breast checking as  ‘Anyone can get Breast Cancer...' We Thank You!


Can you help me with my fundraising?

Absolutely! We have a fantastic Fundraising Team who will help and support you along the way, by telephone and email.

Looking for more information?

Give the Events Team a call on 01483 741430 or send them an email here if you would like to speak to someone who has previously taken part.

Or read our full FAQ's here...

Further Information about the Race Entry

Please Note - our packages are only available to non-US residents.


Please be aware that places for this challenge cannot be saved or guaranteed until you submit your registration. If you are entering a team, we strongly recommend you all register in one go.


All race entries are booked through Road Runners, the organisers of the TCS New York City Marathon.


As part of the TCS New York City Marathon challenge, a Walk the Walk representative will attend subject to a minimum number of participants.


Please contact the Events Team for more information [email protected] 

Can we tempt you further?

What our Walkers have to say...

Thank you for creating this experience along with all the others! - Heather

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What an incredible experience!- Sharon


A classic and one of the 6 Marathon Majors... the marathon has to be completed within 6 hours 30 minutes, so aim for a walking speed of between 14 - 15 minute miles; this is achievable by following our Training Plan.

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