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?
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