TCS New York City Marathon (Nov. 2017)

The 2017 TCS New York City Marathon is one of the greatest and most sought after running events on the planet! The Running Room and Dream Travel are proud to bring you guaranteed entries into this premier event!

Line up on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 with more than 50,000 runners from 100+ countries and make this dream into a reality! Run all 5 boroughs of New York while more than 2.5 million spectators cheer you on!

Please note, entries are limited and we can only sell on a first come, first serve basis. No entries will be held.

General Information

Where: New York, NY, United States
Date: Sunday, November 5th, 2017
Time: 9:40 am

Race Expo & Race Kit Pickup:

Thursday November 2nd from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday November 3rd from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday November 4th from 9:00 – 5:00 pm
* Times may change without notice.

Jacob Javits Convention Center
11th Avenue at 35th Street

TCS New York City Marathon Runner Package: $650 Deposit
Spectator Package (Non-Runner):
$450 Deposit

How To

Step 1 – Meet requirements (see “Who May Purchase” below)

Step 2 – Determine which package best suits your needs

Step 3 – Make a deposit with the Running Room website
(Click here to make your deposit)

Step 4 – Receive follow up information from Dream Travel

Step 5 – Make your final payment

Step 6 – Get training! You’re running the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon!

Guaranteed Entry From Running Room and Dream Travel

2017 marks our 14th year providing guaranteed entries and escorting runners and spectators to the New York City Marathon! Each and every year Dream Travel is on site the entire weekend to assist you and make your trip as exciting and easy as possible! And we’re proud to say that we’ve run this marathon many times so we are extremely knowledgeable about the course and the city!

Who May Purchase?

Any Canadian resident (or foreigner living full time in Canada) who will be 18 or older on Saturday, November 4th 2017 may purchase one of our guaranteed entry packages.

Initial Deposit

An initial deposit of $650 will be charged upon registration using the Running Room’s online registration form for Runners and $450 for Spectators. This initial deposit amount will be subtracted from the package price. The balance of your package must be paid no later than July 1st, 2017. This deposit is non-refundable without insurance.

Afraid to Wait for the Lottery Results?

Only an extremely small percentage of people will win the NYC Marathon Lottery. If you wait to see if you won before purchasing one of our packages then you may miss out on the opportunity of running altogether as we tend to sell out quickly.

Instead of waiting, if you purchase one of our Runner’s Packages and then win the lottery in the same year then you may either receive your deposit back (less the Running Room processing fee) or you may switch from a Runners Package to a Spectators Package to save the race entry fee. Either way you’re guaranteed to run and you won’t pay twice!


We will provide guaranteed entry only as part of a complete package which, at a minimum, must include 3 nights hotel. We can provide you with airfare options as well if you wish.  No Tour Operators are permitted to sell entry only.

Runner’s Waiver

Each participant of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon must sign and return a Runner’s Waiver to Dream Travel by the deadline set out by Dream Travel.

Looking for a Roommate?

If you are looking to save some money and have Dream Travel try and find you a same-sex roommate, please indicate this at the time of registration.

After You Apply

After you apply Dream Travel will contact you to complete your registration process via the email address you provided. You must complete and return the forms issued to you before you are issued a guaranteed entry.


Protect yourself and your money by purchasing our Group Insurance through Manulife. Due to the costs associated with this trip and because you will not be traveling until November, we highly recommend purchasing our inexpensive travel insurance. With paid insurance you will be able to cancel for insurable reasons as well as running injuries while training! Insurance covers: Cancellation, Interruption, Medical and Baggage. For full details on coverage, please click here: Manulife Financial.

Please note that the insurance coverage that you may have on your credit card will not cover you completely! We are unable to process insurance for those living in Quebec – please contact your local travel agency for coverage.

Not Included with your Package

Travel insurance, airfare, meals and items of a personal nature are not included in your package.

Late Fees

Due to our contracts with both the hotels and the NYRR we must have both your final payment and your Runner’s Waiver in by the deadline. A late fee of $50 will be charged to those who do not have their final payment in by July 1st, 2017. A late fee of $50 plus courier charges will be applied to those who do not have their Runner’s Waiver in by the deadline.

The Hotels


Address: 570 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Phone: +1 646-449-7700
Click here for the website

A mixture of modern luxury and fun, YOTEL New York is located in the Midtown West neighborhood, just two blocks west of Times Square. YOTEL offers luxurious accommodations at an affordable rate. This futuristic and uniquely designed hotel is a half mile away from the New Amsterdam Theater and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and steps from The Jacob Javits Center. It features a restaurant, onsite parking, a luggage-storing robot, WIFI and free coffee all day long. Premium Queens are 170 square feet and feature ‘Smartbed’ featuring Serta’ Mattresses, 32-inch high-definition LCD TVs, Monsoon showers, and heated towel rack.

Rooms have one queen bed only. Rooms with one queen bed and one bunk bed available on request and for an additional charge.


Address: 790 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10019
Phone: +1 212-581-7000
Click here for the website

The Hilton Garden Inn Times Square hotel is located in the heart of New York City, just steps from Times Square and the Theater District. The hotel provides guests with access to a fitness facility. Guestrooms feature a microwave, refrigerator and complimentary high-speed Internet access.


Address: 714 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10036
Phone: +1 212-765-7676
Click here for the website

The Renaissance New York Times Square is located in the world famous Times Square and is just steps away from shopping. The hotel provides guests with on-site dining and access to a fitness facility. Guestrooms feature high-speed Internet access at an additional cost.


Address: 65 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019
Phone: +1 212-247-2700
Click here for the website

A refined jewel in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Warwick New York is an iconic hotel with a refreshing blend of grandeur and intimacy. The historic Warwick New York Hotel is steps away from a myriad of New York City’s top attractions and landmarks. This midtown Manhattan hotel stands across the street from the revitalized Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and is near Broadway, Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Fifth Avenue and the Rockefeller Center. A true classic on the cityscape, the Warwick is also just minutes from New York’s airports and blocks away from Grand Central Station. The Warwick New York Hotel features newly renovated Premier Guestrooms and Suites in a vintage Hollywood inspired design, accentuating timeless elegance and urban sophistication.

USD Package Pricing

Prices are in USD to save you money.  Packages are based on three nights hotel stay. Prices are per person and packages are based on double occupancy.  Guaranteed entry is included with the purchase of one of our Runner’s packages. We are not permitted to sell entry only.

Three nights are Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Additional nights may be purchased either before and/or after the weekend.

Guaranteed Entry Packages (Runners)

* Guaranteed Entry Packages include hotel and marathon entry

NOTE: Yotel Hotel rooms have one queen bed only. Yotel Hotel rooms with one queen bed and one bunk bed available on request and for an additional charge.

Yotel Hotel

3 Nights: $1369.00 + $205.00 tax

4 Nights: $1542.00 + $231.00 tax

5 Nights: $1715.00 + $257.00 tax

6 Nights: $1888.00 + $283.00 tax

7 Nights: $2061.00 + $309.00 tax

Hilton Garden Inn Times Square

3 Nights: $1549.00 + $229.00 tax

4 Nights: $1764.00 + $263.00 tax

5 Nights: $1979.00 + $297.00 tax

6 Nights: $2194.00 + $331.00 tax

7 Nights: $2409.00 + $365.00 tax

Renaissance Hotel

3 Nights: $1669.00 + $246.00 tax

4 Nights: $1934.00 + $286.00 tax

5 Nights: $2199.00 + $326.00 tax

6 Nights: $2464.00 + $366.00 tax

7 Nights: $2729.00 + $406.00 tax

Warwick Hotel

3 Nights: $1749.00 + $248.00 tax

4 Nights: $2014.00 + $288.00 tax

5 Nights: $2279.00 + $328.00 tax

6 Nights: $2544.00 + $368.00 tax

7 Nights: $2809.00 + $408.00 tax

Spectator Packages

* Spectator Packages only include hotel

Yotel Hotel

3 Nights: $499.00 + $159.00 tax

4 Nights: $672.00 + $185.00 tax

5 Nights: $845.00 + $211.00 tax

6 Nights: $1018.00 + $237.00 tax

7 Nights: $1191.00 + $263.00 tax

Hilton Garden Inn Times Square

3 Nights: $679.00 + $183.00 tax

4 Nights: $894.00 + $217.00 tax

5 Nights: $1109.00 + $251.00 tax

6 Nights: $1324.00 + $285.00 tax

7 Nights: $1539.00 + $319.00 tax

Renaissance Hotel

3 Nights: $899.00 + $203.00 tax

4 Nights: $1164.00 + $243.00 tax

5 Nights: $1429.00 + $283.00 tax

6 Nights: $1694.00 + $323.00 tax

7 Nights: $1959.00 + $363.00 tax

Warwick Hotel

3 Nights: $949.00 + $204.00 tax

4 Nights: $1214.00 + $244.00 tax

5 Nights: $1479.00 + $284.00 tax

6 Nights: $1744.00 + $324.00 tax

7 Nights: $2009.00 + $364.00 tax

* All prices are in USD and are PER PERSON. Prices based on DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.

Understanding the Pricing:

Prices are in US Dollars. As prices are per person and packages are based on double occupancy, if two people are traveling together, each will need their own package to share one hotel room. A single traveler wanting their own room pays for a Guaranteed Entry package and a Spectator package. Here are some examples:

* Examples of Pricing

One runner staying 3 nights at the Yotel Hotel by themself:
USD$1369 + $205 + $499 + 159

One runner and one spectator staying at the Yotel for 3 nights:
USD$1369 + $205 + $499 + 159

Two runners staying 3 nights at the Hilton:
(USD$1549 + $299 + $1549 + $299)


Marathon Week Events, Details and What’s Included

  • TCS New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo
  • Marathon Eve Dinner and Fireworks
  • Official Participant Handbook
  • Website loaded with information, inspiration and tips –
  • Goody bag including official program, souvenir shirt, snacks and special offers
  • Start festival: warm-ups, breakfast, entertainment and religious services
  • Finisher materials: medal, food and beverages, heat sheet
  • Family reunion area where marathoners and their family and friends reunite
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Dream Travel official goody bag!
  • Transportation to the Staten Island on race day morning for runners.

New York Road Runners official website:

Click here for the New York Road Runners official merchandise site

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I fundraise for a charity for this event?
Absolutely! Join the MS Dream Challenge and raise funds for the MS Society. Please see below for details

What is the MS Dream Challenge?
The MS Dream Challenge is a joint effort between the MS Society, Dream Travel and the Running Room. As a participant in the MS Dream Challenge you will fundraise a minimum amount and be provided with hotel accommodations, race entry and a Running Room Giving account to assist in your fundraising efforts. You may also fundraise for your airfare.

How much do I need to fundraise?
This depends on your particular package but it is roughly three times the cost of your package to meet Canadian law.

When do I have to have my fundraising completed by?
As we understand that it takes time to fundraise, the deadline to raise the full amount won’t be until October 15, 2017.

What are the minimum three nights we have to stay?
You may stay any three nights although the majority of the group will stay Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in order to get to the expo and so that you won’t have to check out prior to running the marathon.

Can I stay at a different hotel?
We have contracts with the four hotels listed on the Pricing Page, therefore we are unable to offer different properties.

Do I have to book my own airfare?
You can, or, our partner UNIGLOBE One Travel can price out flights for you. Simply send us your dates and city and we’ll send you the best price available.

Are these prices in CAD or USD?
US Dollars.

Are there transfers from the airport to the hotel?
Although transfers are not included, transportation from any of the four airports servicing NYC is as little as $23USD per direction for shuttle service

Do you have triple and quadruple rates?
We do, please inquire with Dream Travel for exact rates based on your needs.

What’s the weather like?
Average November temperatures in NYC float around +12 degrees Celsius. However, it is not uncommon to be freezing in the mornings and as high as +20 during the days. However, due to the lack of sunlight in Manhattan (because of the tall buildings) expect cooler weather.

I’m traveling solo – can you assist me with finding a roommate to save money?
Dream Travel will assist you in finding a same-sex roommate but it can’t be guaranteed. That said, typically anyone who registers prior to June is matched up.

I see transportation is included to the start line on race day morning. If it is an early departure time can I choose to leave at a later time?
All tour operators are given a set departure time, which cannot be altered.

Is there shelter available around the start area?
There are open tents that will keep the rain off, however wind will still blow through. Therefore we highly suggest wearing old warm clothing over your running gear, to Staten Island, which you can discard before the start of the race. Volunteers will pick up discarded clothing and distribute it among New York’s homeless population

Contact Dream Travel

If you have any questions about the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon or our packages, please contact Dream Travel at [email protected]

Phone: (877) 601 7275