TCS New York City Marathon

Run the 2023
TCS New York City Marathon

with Canada’s largest group!

The 2023 TCS New York City Marathon will be the biggest running party the city has ever seen!  Fully back to its previous levels of both runners and spectators, the most sought after running event on the planet will not disappoint!

Imagine standing at the start line on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge with 55,000 other runners from more than 100 countries, listening to the cannons boom as the marathon starts!  Picture yourself running while more than 2 million spectators line the course, cheering you on every step of the way! Run through all 5 boroughs of this iconic city and finish in Central Park, then feel the weight of that beautiful finisher’s medal around your neck!

Whether you are a weekend warrior or a seasoned runner, the TCS New York City Marathon is open to you!  Dream Travel and the Running Room are proud to bring you guaranteed entries into this premier event!

20 YEARS RUNNING and COUNTING

2023 marks our 20th year in business and our 19th year providing guaranteed entries and escorting runners and spectators to this amazing event and this year we are planning some big things!  Be sure to read everything below to take advantage of some of the great giveaways this year!

Dream Travel will be 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!

General Information

Where: New York, NY, United States
Date: Sunday, November 5th, 2023
Time: 9:40 am – 11am staggered start


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.
*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

Deposits and Final Payment Schedule

CAD250 – at time of registration on the Running Room website
US750    – by December 31, 2022
Balance in USD – by July 1st, 2023
Your initial deposit of CAD250 will be converted to USD and deducted from your package amount. All other payments will be charged in USD.

How To

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

Step 2 – Determine which package best suits your needs

Step 3 – Place your deposit on the Running Room website

Step 4 – Receive follow up information from Dream Travel

Step 5 – Make your final payment

Step 6 – Get training! You’re running the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon!

Who May Purchase?

Anyone who will be 18 or older on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 and is not a full time resident of the US may purchase one of our guaranteed entry packages.

Why Rates are in US Dollars

As you are traveling to the US for this package and both the hotels and the NYRR charge in US Dollars, we charge the same to avoid having to build in an exchange buffer due to the constantly changing CAD vs USD. This ends up saving you money!

You may pay using a Canadian credit card or a US currency card.

How Much is a Guaranteed Entry

It is a common misconception that a guaranteed entry fee is between US350 and US400, however, this is the estimated rate for those who win the lottery.  The actual fee for a guaranteed entry is substantially higher but under contract with the NYRR, we are not permitted to indicate the exact amount.

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 we will have already sold out.  Instead of waiting, if you purchase one of our Runner’s Packages and then win the lottery in the same year then you may apply your deposit towards a hotel package! 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 2023 TCS New York City Marathon
  • 3 nights hotel at one of the four properties listed below
  • 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 race start for runners from Bryant Park, the East 34th Street Ferry or the Whitehall Ferry Terminal.
  • Stephen Price’s Book: No More Excuses
  • Website loaded with information, inspiration and tips – nyrr.org

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 most people that book earlier.

After You Apply

After you apply Dream Travel will contact you to complete your registration process via the email address you provided. You must ensure that your email address is correct and you are responsible for monitoring it closely as Dream Travel will contact with everyone via email.

Cancellation Policy

As the NYRR does not refund or defer guaranteed entries, our policy is that there are no refunds, cancellations or deferring for our packages. For this reason we highly recommend travel insurance.

Insurance

Each year we have many people cancel due to unforeseen circumstances who did not purchase our travel insurance meaning they end up losing their package amount.  Under no circumstances does the NYRR permit postponing your marathon if you need to cancel so protect yourself and your money by purchasing our Group Insurance through ManuLife.

With our insurance you will be able to cancel for insurable reasons as well as running injuries while training and we also sell a Cancel For Any Reason policy!  We offer various other insurance packages including Cancellation, Interruption, Medical and Baggage. For full details on coverage, please click here: Manulife Financial.

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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

Neither the NYRR nor the hotels in Manhattan will accept late payments from Dream Travel under any circumstance.  That said, we must have your final payment in by the deadline, else we have to charge the following late fees:
-$50 for those that make their final payment between July 2 and July 12, 2023
-$100 for those that make their final payment between July 12 and July 31, 2023
Those that do not pay by July 31, 2023 may lose their package and deposit.

The Hotels

FAIRFIELD INN CENTRAL PARK

Address: 538 W 58th St., New York, NY 10019
Phone: +1 212-757-8550
Click here for the website

Travel with confidence when you stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan Central Park. Our smart and modern guest rooms are uniquely designed for how you travel. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and our 24-hour business center help keep you connected during your stay. We also have a 24-hour fitness center to help you stay on track. Our bright, lively lobby has room to gather, relax, work and enjoy a cocktail and snacks at Bar 58. Unwind from your day with room service provided by Butler services. We are within walking distance.

Renaissance New York Times Square

Address: Two Times Square, Seventh Ave at W 48th Street
Your urban adventure awaits at Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel. Whatever your reason for visiting NYC, we are dedicated to making your stay extraordinary. Take pleasure in the thoughtful details that surround you – from the soundproof windows and comfortable beds in our renovated rooms and suites to the AVEDA products in every bathroom. For the quintessential experience, book one of our hotel’s redesigned Terrace Rooms, which offer balconies with panoramic Times Square views. Grab a drink and mingle with others as you watch the world go by at R Lounge at Two Times Square, our signature bar and eatery. Stay fit in our 24-hour gym or take care of work tasks in our business center. Those planning events in NYC will love our unique spaces, which include an outdoor terrace and a stylish boardroom. When it’s time to explore, our prime hotel location places New York City’s most legendary attractions at your fingertips – from the Theater District to Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, Central Park and more.

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.

THE OMNI BERKSHIRE PLACE

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.

USD Package Pricing

Prices are in USD to save you money.  Packages are based on a three night hotel stay.  Additional nights may be purchased either before and/or after the weekend.

3 NIGHT PACKAGES
GUARANTEED ENTRY, HOTEL, RACE DAY TRANSPORT

*2 Runners Sharing – A package for two runners sharing one room, both of whom are purchasing an entry package from Dream Travel. This package is also for single runners purchasing an entry package from Dream Travel and who are wanting us to find them a same sex roommate. Price is per runner.

*1 Runner/1 Spectator – A package for one runner who is either traveling on their own and wants their own room, or, one runner and one additional person in the room who either is not running or already has an entry. Price is the total for both people.

Suggested Itinerary

Thursday Nov 2

  • Recommended day to fly to NYC
  • Check in, get to the Expo or do some sightseeing


Friday Nov 3

  • Get to the Expo if you haven’t already for 5K bib pickup (if applicable) and marathon bib pickup
  • 4PM Parade of Nations in Central Park
  • Dream Travel group Meet and Greet (date and time TBD)
  • New York City Marathon Fireworks

Saturday Nov 4

  • 8:45AM Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and Ceremony
  • Last chance to get to the expo to pick up your bib or purchase items
  • Rest up!

Sunday Nov 5

  • Marathon Day!

Monday Nov 6

  • 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, jump start your recovery, shop for New Balance gear, mingle, and relive the memories.

*Times will be listed and/or updated

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you book my flights for me?
Anyone who purchases one of our packages for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon can contact Yumi at Travel Best Bets 1 877 523 7823 ext 122 or [email protected] to have their flights booked.

May I fundraise for this event and travel for free?
You absolutely can although it’s not required. We work with both Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and the MS Society of Canada. Contact us for more information on how you can run this event for free!


How much do I need to fundraise?
If you choose to fundraise for your package, you will need to fundraise 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, 2022.


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 our website therefore we are unable to offer different properties.


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 person 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 July 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. What are my choices?
Transportation will be provided from Bryant Park (via bus) and from the Whitehall Ferry Terminal (via ferry) and runners will be given specific and individual departure time choices based on the estimated marathon completion time that they enter during official race registration via the NYRR.


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 2023 TCS New York City Marathon or our packages, please contact Stephen at Dream Travel:

[email protected]
Phone: (877) 601 7275