New York Half Marathon 2019

Together with our partners, Sports Travel International New Growth are delighted to be able to offer a number of places for the 2019 New York Half Marathon.  By running to raise funds for our charity you will be helping the impoverished children and farmers of an earthquake-ravaged Nepal.  With our help and fundraising expertise, you will be able to embark on an adventure of your own that won’t cost you very much, will require a little work but will return so much for those that need it most.  We will be with you every step of the way, for more info read on……

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Sunday, 17 March 2019



We have pleasure in outlining details of our tour to the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. Enjoy the thrill of St Patrick’s Day in New York! The field is limited to 22,500 runners and the time limit is 3 hours. The race starts at 7.30 am and presents a unique opportunity to run through the streets of Manhattan and Central Park, as well as to experience Brooklyn. The famous St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday 16th, so you won’t miss a thing!

The Course

The race starts in Brooklyn at Grand Army Plaza, just outside Prospect Park. Run along Flatbush Ave, cross the iconic Manhattan Bridge to Manhattan after two and a half miles, and enjoy the route through Lower East Side and along the East River via FDR Drive. Then the familiar old course kicks in – in reverse. Run along the famous 42nd St and through Times Square (traffic-free). At 8 miles swing right to head up 7th Ave to Central Park. Just before 9 miles enter the Park at Central Park South. The rest of the route is a grand anti-clockwise tour of Central Park, with its many sights and celebrated Reservoir. The Finish Line is at The Lake, close to West 75th St (Central Park West).

Time Limit & Cut-Offs – The time limit for the half marathon is 3 hours. Any participant who is not able to maintain a 13:45-per-mile pace throughout the race will be picked up along the course, starting at approximately mile 7.5, and transported to the finish. The race is timed using the Chrono Track D-Tag timing system.

T-Shirt, Medal, Certificate – All entrants will receive a technical T-shirt and all finishers will receive a medal at the finish line. Race Certificates will be available subsequently.

As we work with the official Irish International Tour Operator we have an allocation of entries and we can offer you a guaranteed entry as part of a travel package, regardless of your previous times (if any).

HOTEL – Minimum stay is 3 nights (Fri-Mon). Four and Five Night options are also available.

The Westin New York Grand Central Hotel is an excellent 4-star hotel, conveniently located in the bustling heart of the city on East 42nd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. It is within walking distance of some of New York’s finest landmarks and attractions, such as Grand Central Station, the United Nations, 5th Avenue shopping, Times Square, the Theatre District, and the Empire State Building. The beautiful Chrysler building is across the road. The rooms are spacious, with high-speed internet access, DD telephone, and excellent en suite bathroom. Facilities include a state of the art Fitness Studio and The LCL Bar & Restaurant, which serves fresh local cuisine and delicious cocktails.

While breakfast is not included in the tour price, you can enjoy breakfast at LCL or at the excellent Sandwicherie diner next door. There is complimentary Wi-Fi in the hotel’s lounge and lobby and for this tour, it is free in your room also.

(In-room WiFi usually costs $14.95 per day). The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

The Tour includes:

* 3 nights’ minimum accommodation at hotel (Fri-Mon) and extra nights if booked.

* Guaranteed Half Marathon Race Entry, which includes Sports Expo,

 *United Airlines NYC Half Marathon Technical T-Shirt and Medal.

* Guide escort to Race Start by public transport – cost included

* Guide services

* The security of a fully Licensed and Bonded travel agency.

COST PER PERSON (including the above)

Runner 3 nights’ twin or double sharing €uro 630 / Sterling £552

Non-runner €uro 434 / Sterling £381

Extra night per person sharing €118 / Sterling £103

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Runner 3 nights’ single €uro 968 / Sterling £849

Non-runner €uro 772 / Sterling £678

Extra night in single €228 / Sterling £200


Runner 3 nights’ triple sharing €uro 908 / Sterling £796

Non-runner €uro 712 / Sterling £625

Extra night per person sharing €98 / Sterling £86

Please contact us using the form below for further information and all relevant booking forms including a number of different ways in which we can aid with the fundraising aspect.

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