TCS New York City Marathon

Celebrate Dream Travel’s 15th Anniversary at the
2018
TCS New York City Marathon

in Style!

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

Line up on Sunday, November 4th, 2018 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 million spectators cheer you on!

2018 marks our 15th year providing guaranteed entries and escorting runners and spectators to this event and every year Dream Travel is on site the entire weekend to assist you and make your trip as exciting and stress-free 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!

This being our 15th Anniversary, we wanted to commemorate by giving away some fantastic bonuses with our packages this year!

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

 

Dream Travel’s 15th Anniversary Giveaway
To commemorate our 15th anniversary and 15th return to the TCS New York City Marathon we’re giving away some great prizes!*

All clients purchasing a Runner’s Package will receive the following as part of our Anniversary Giveaway:

  • Stephen’s Book – No More Excuses
  • Run For Your Life Video
  • Entry into the 5K Dash on Saturday November 3, 2018
  • Entry into the Marathon Eve Pasta Dinner
  • Dream Travel backpack
  • Dream Travel Goody Bag

All clients purchasing a Spectator’s Package will receive the following as part of our Anniversary Giveaway:

  • Stephen’s Book – No More Excuses
  • Entry into the 5K Dash on Saturday November 3, 2018
  • Entry into the Marathon Eve Pasta Dinner

*While supplies last. Cancellations will not receive any of the above. Only available to those with Canadian addresses. Limit one per Runner Package.

General Information

Where: New York, NY, United States
Date: Sunday, November 4th, 2018
Time: 9:40 am – 11am staggered start

Race Expo & Race Kit Pickup:

Thursday November 1st from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday November 2nd from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday November 3rd from 9:00 – 5:00 pm
* Times may change without notice.
*All runners MUST attend the expo in person in order to obtain your bib.  No one may pick up on your behalf.

Jacob Javits Convention Center
11th Avenue at 35th Street
Manhattan

DEPOSIT AMOUNTS:
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 2018 TCS New York City Marathon!

Guaranteed Entry Packages from Dream Travel, the Running Room and UNIGLOBE One Travel

2018 marks our 15th 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, foreigner living full time in Canada or person residing in a country where no official ITP exists and who will be 18 or older on Saturday, November 3th, 2018 may purchase one of our guaranteed entry packages.

Initial Deposit

An initial deposit of USD650 per Runner and USD450 per Spectator plus a processing fee will be charged upon registration using the Running Room’s online registration form. After you pay the initial deposit this amount will be deducted from the package price. The balance of your package must be paid no later than July 1st, 2018. This deposit is non-refundable so we highly recommend travel insurance.

Don’t 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 switch from a Runners Package to a Spectators Package to save the race entry fee! This way you are guaranteed to run and you won’t pay twice!

Packages

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.

What’s Included in Your “Runner’s” Package

  • Guaranteed entry into the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon
  • Hotel of your choice, minimum of 3 nights
  • Entry into the 2018 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K
  • A Marathon Eve Pasta Dinner ticket
  • Dream Travel Goody Bag including a backpack, Run For Your Life video and more!
  • Stephen Price’s Book: No More Excuses
  • TCS New York City Marathon Goody Bag including official program, souvenir shirt, snacks and special offers
  • Official Participant Handbook
  • 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
  • Transportation to the Staten Island on race day morning for runners from Bryant Park.
  • Website loaded with information, inspiration and tips – tcsnycmarathon.org

What’s Included in your “Spectator” Package

  • Hotel of your choice, minimum of 3 nights
  • Entry into the 2018 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K
  • A Marathon Eve Pasta Dinner ticket
  • Stephen Price’s Book: No More Excuses

Runner’s Waiver

Each participant of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon must sign an electronic Runner’s Waiver by the deadline set out by the NYRR (New York Road Runners) or they will not be permitted to run the marathon.

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.  Although this is not a guaranteed service we tend to find roommates for everyone who lets us know prior to July 1st, and, the sooner you register the better your chances.

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.

Insurance

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 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, 2018.   Those who do not pay prior to July 15th may lose their package and deposit.

The Hotels

HOLIDAY INN FINANCIAL DISTRICT

Address: 99 Washington Street
Phone: +1 800 315 2621
Click here for the website

Welcome to the world’s tallest Holiday Inn!

Discover elegant luxury and beautiful city views when you stay at the Holiday Inn ® Manhattan – Financial District.

Centered in the heart of New York City, our hotel is located in the Manhattan Financial District near the 9/11 Memorial Museum in Lower Manhattan. Business travelers and guests will enjoy quick convenience to the Wall Street and New York Stock Exchange and tourist attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Battery Park.

Our Manhattan hotel features 50 floors and 492 rooms. Relax in “The City that Never Sleeps” in our magnificently appointed guest rooms, with luxurious bedding, an in-room coffeemaker and flat-screen TV. Guests can also utilize our state-of-the-art Business Center and your very own in-room desk and high-speed Wi-Fi.

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HILTON GARDEN INN @ 35th STREET

Address: 63 W 35th St
Phone: +1 212-594-3310
Click here for the website

Free Wi-Fi and the Empire State Building two blocks away are tops with our guests at the non-smoking Hilton Garden Inn New York West 35th Street, located right near Macy’s. This fresh, modern Hilton Garden Inn has 298 rooms in a 31-floor building.

City-view rooms have Empire State Building or uptown vistas. Guests appreciate the convenience of in-room microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee/tea makers. The hotel’s signature sleep system includes soft linens, duvets and adjustable mattresses that conform to each guest’s unique body shape and size.

Rooms also have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen LCD TVs with premium cable. Public facilities include a fitness center, breakfast restaurant, lobby lounge and convenience store. Valet parking is available for a fee. Several subway lines are a block away, with Times Square and Broadway theatres a mere stop away. Penn Station and Madison Square Garden are three blocks away and the Empire State Building is two blocks.

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FAIRFIELD INN CENTRAL PARK by Marriott

Address: 538 W 58th St
Phone: +1 212-757-8550
Click here for the website

The free Wi-Fi and morning buffet, 24-hour gym and work facilities and a superb Big Apple locale steps from Columbus Circle star at the non-smoking Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/Central Park. The Fairfield Inn soars at 18 stories and furnishes 226 non-smoking rooms, iPod docks plus mini-fridges and coffeemakers.

Before heading out for a day of fun, fuel up at the complimentary breakfast buffet. There’s also a small market on hand as well as a bar. For night owls and early birds, the 24-hour fitness and business facilities come in handy. The Fairfield Inn’s Manhattan location is two blocks from both Central Park and the shops and restaurants of Columbus Circle.

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THE OMNI BERKSHIRE

Address: 21 E 52nd St
Phone: +1 212-753-5800
Click here for the website

Welcome to your New York residence. Conveniently located on 52nd Street between Madison and 5th Avenue in the heart of Manhattan, we provide you the power to choose when and how you access all that New York has to offer. Just beyond the front doors are headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, 5th Avenue and the best shopping, theater and historical attractions in the city. Central ParkTimes Square, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the greatest musical theater anywhere in the world aren’t just a cab ride away — they’re mere steps away.

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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)

Holiday Inn Financial District

3 Nights: $1349.00 + $151.00 tax

Hilton Garden Inn @35th St

3 Nights: $1449.00 + $169.00 tax

Fairfield Inn Central Park

3 Nights: $1549.00 + $183.00 tax

The Omni Berkshire

3 Nights: $1649.00 + $198.00 tax

Spectator Packages (non-runners or lottery winners)

Holiday Inn Financial District

3 Nights: $529.00 + $107.00 tax

Additional Nights (per room, per night)

Hilton Garden Inn @35th St

3 Nights: $629.00 + $125.00 tax

Fairfield Inn Central Park

3 Nights: $729.00 + $138.00 tax

Omni Berkshire

3 Nights: $829.00 + $153.00 tax

Holiday Inn Financial District

3 Nights: $220.00 + $38.00 tax

Hilton Garden Inn @35th St

3 Nights: $289.00 + $51.00 tax

Fairfield Inn Central Park

3 Nights: $335.00 + $60.00 tax

Omni Berkshire

3 Nights: $389.00 + $69.00 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 Runner package and a Spectator package. Here are some examples:

* Examples of Pricing

One runner staying 3 nights at the Holiday Inn by themself:
USD$1349 + $151 + $529 + $107

One runner and one spectator staying at the Holiday Inn for 3 nights:
USD$1349 + $151 + $529 + $107

Two runners staying 3 nights at the Holiday Inn:
USD$1349 + $151 each

Itinerary

Thursday Nov 1

  • Recommended day to fly to NYC
  • Check in, get to the Expo or visit Times Square


Friday Nov 2

  • Get to the Expo if you haven’t already for 5K bib pickup and marathon bib pickup
  • Dream Travel group get together
  • 4PM Parade of Nations in Central Park
  • New York City Marathon Fireworks

 

Saturday Nov 3

  • 7:00AM Dream Travel Group Gathering for the 5K Dash
  • 7:30AM Abbott 5K Dash to the Finish Line and CeremonyDream Travel group
  • Pasta Dinner presented by the NYRR
  • Last chance to get to the expo to pick up your bib or purchase items
  • Rest up!

 

Sunday Nov 4

  • Marathon Day!
  • Dream Travel group meetup for the buses that will take us to the Start Line

 

Monday Nov 5

  • Marathon Monday at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
    Just steps from the finish line—is a special day for marathoners, friends, family, and fans! Come to Marathon Monday to celebrate your accomplishment, jumpstart your recovery, shop for New Balance gear, mingle, and relive the memories.

*Times will be listed and/or updated

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! We work with three different charities including the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, the Junior Achievement Foundation and the MS Society of Canada. And, we are able to work with a charity not listed.

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, 2018.

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 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 we can’t guarantee that we can find you someone. That said, typically anyone who registers prior to June is matched up and the earlier you register the better the odds.

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 2018 TCS New York City Marathon or our packages, please contact Dream Travel at:

[email protected]
Phone: (877) 601 7275