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2018 TCS New York City Marathon

Event Information

Race has been Sold Out!

Sunday November 4, 2018 / 9:40 A.M. / New York NY, United States

This race has a maximum registration cap of 116 entrants.

How To

Step 1 - Meet requirements – See "Who May Purchase" below.
Step 2 - Determine which package best suits your needs – Click here to see our packages
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 From Running Room and Dream Travel


Marathon Run/Walk Sold Out!
Until Sept 7, 2018 $650
Spectator Registration Sold Out!
Until Sept 7, 2018 $450

  • Fees are in US Dollars
  • * These are deposit amounts. Package prices further down the page

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: Varied from 9:40 am – 11am

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 NOW via the Running Room Website:
TCS New York City Marathon Runner Package: $650 Deposit
Spectator Package (Non-Runner): $450 Deposit

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.

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 –

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

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!

Lottery winners must notify Dream Travel within 14 days of winning the lottery in order to change their package from a Runner's Package to a Spectator's Package.


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.

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.


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 both 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.


Thursday Nov 1
-Recommended day to fly to NYC
-Check in, get to the Expo to pick up your 5K and Marathon bibs

Friday Nov 2
-If you haven't already, get to the Expo to pick up your 5K and Marathon Bibs
-3:30PM 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 Ceremony
-Dream 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

The Hotels

USD Package Pricing, 3 Night Stay

Holiday Inn $1,349 $151
Hilton G. Inn $1,449 $169
Fairfield $1,549 $183
Omni $1,649 $198
Holiday Inn $529 $107
Hilton G. Inn $629 $125
Fairfield $729 $138
Omni $829 $153
ADDITIONAL NIGHTS (per room, per night) Price Tax
Holiday Inn $220 $38
Hilton G. Inn $289 $51
Fairfield $335 $60
Omni $389 $69
  • * Hilton Hotel : sold out
  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and in US Dollars.
  • Examples of Pricing
    • One runner wanting to share with someone else, staying 3 nights at the Holiday Inn: $1349 + $151 in taxes
    • One runner wanting to stay by themself, staying 3 nights at the Holiday Inn: $1349 + $151 + 529 + $107
    • One runner and one spectator, staying together for 3 nights at the Holiday Inn: $1349 + $151 (Runner) + $529 + $107 (Spectator)
    • Two runners wanting to share a room, staying 3 nights at the Holiday Inn: $1349 + $151 each

Contact Information

For more information please contact Stephen Price

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  4. You will receive a confirmation Email, outlining your application and payment details.
  5. Check the on-line confirmation list above.
  • All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Entry fee does not include processing fee .

Remember to check back regularly for updates on race information!

If you have questions or comments, please contact your Race Director.

Have a great Race!

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