TCS New York City Marathon

Dream Travel Canada is back in NYC for the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon!  One of the world’s largest and most exciting running events will take over the streets of all five boroughs and we’ve got your ticket!

This highly exciting and one of the most sought-after marathons 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!  There’s no need to qualify or win a lottery!  Dream Travel and the Running Room are proud to bring you guaranteed entries into this premier event!


2024 marks our 21st year in business and our 20th year as an authorized travel partner of the TCS New York City Marathon!

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 3rd, 2024
Time: 9:40 am – 11am staggered start

Race Expo & Race Kit Pickup:

Thursday October 31st from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday November 1st from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday November 2nd 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

Deposits and Final Payment Schedule

CAD500 – Your initial deposit will be collected in CAD at time of registration on the Running Room website, converted to USD and applied to your package amount.
US750    – Your second deposit will be collected in USD by January 15, 2024
Balance in USD – Your balance is due in USD and no later than July 1st, 2024

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 2024 TCS New York City Marathon!

Who May Purchase?

Anyone who will be 18 or older on Saturday, November 2nd, 2024 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!


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.  We are not permitted to sell entry only.

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

  • Guaranteed entry into the 2024 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 –

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 as follows:

There is no deferral option, however, you may cancel your package for a credit, but only if we are able to resell your entry package and only if it’s prior to registration closing (expected to be the end of August of 2024).

  • If we can resell your package, the following fees will apply:
  • 15% of your  payment amounts if cancelling 120 or more days prior to registration closing
  • 25% of your  payment amounts if cancelling between 7 and 119 days prior to registration closing
  • 50% of your payment amounts if cancelling 6 days or less prior to registration closing.
  • 100% of your deposit and payment amounts if cancelling after registration closes or at any time if we’re unable to resell your package.
The difference between what you paid and the fee listed above will be held as a credit for you for 24 months from the time you made your last payment for this particular package. Credits may only be used for events listed on our website.
Registration is expected to close the first week of September, 2024.


Each year we have many people cancel due to unforeseen circumstances who did not purchase our travel insurance meaning they end up losing a portion of 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, 2024
-$100 for those that make their final payment between July 12 and July 31, 2024
Those that do not pay by July 31, 2024 may lose their package and deposit.

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.

Prices are in USD

*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.

The Hotels


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

Breakfast and WiFi included. 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.


Address: 326 W 40th Street., New York, NY 10018
Phone: +1 (212) 967-8585
Click here for the website

Breakfast and WiFi included. Located in the heart of Manhattan, Four Points by Sheraton Midtown – Times Square puts you walking distance from the endless excitement of New York City. Eclectic shops, delightful restaurants and must-see attractions are around every corner. Central Park, Hudson Yards and Javits Convention Center are nearby, as are Broadway Theaters, the NY Times and games at Madison Square Garden. Our convenient location near EY, Amazon, Reuters, Port Authority, Penn Station, Hudson Yards, Empire State Building, The Edge and numerous subway stations make it easy to travel throughout New York City.

Renaissance Times Square

Address: Two Times Square, Seventh Ave at W 48th Street
Largest rooms, right in the heart of Times Square!
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.


Address: 330 W 40th St
Phone: +1 212-967-9494
Click here for the website

Breakfast and WiFi included. Stay in the center of it all, Times Square. The Fairfield by Marriott New York Manhattan/Times Square blends stylish comfort with extraordinary amenities. Plush beds, lavish bathrooms and a trendy lobby. Our prime address puts you right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and walking distance to the Javits Center, Rockefeller Center, Penn Station, the Port Authority, and Grand Central. Legendary parks like Central Park and Bryant Park are a short distance away and the lavish Hudson Yards is right around the corner.

Suggested Itinerary

Thursday Oct 31

  • Recommended day to fly to NYC
  • Check in, get to the Expo or do some sightseeing
  • Take part in or watch the annual NYC Halloween Parade

Friday Nov 1

  • 8AM Dream Travel group run
  • 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
  • New York City Marathon Fireworks

Saturday Nov 2

  • 8:45AM Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and Ceremony
  • 11AM – 2PM Dream Travel group Meet and Greet
  • Last chance to get to the expo to pick up your bib or purchase items
  • Rest up!

Sunday Nov 3

  • Marathon Day!
  • Dream Travel Afterparty

Monday Nov 4 and Tuesday 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, 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

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 2024 TCS New York City Marathon or our packages, please contact us:

[email protected]
Phone: (877) 601 7275