Frequently Asked Questions
How do I qualify for the no booking fee, guaranteed lowest flight prices?
Anyone who purchases one of our packages for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon can contact Yumi at Travel Best Bets to have their flights booked with no booking fee and give you the guarantee that the price will be the lowest possible at the time of booking. Dream Travel will send out contact information at the time of booking.
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. And, we are able to work with a charity not listed. 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, 2020.
What are the minimum three nights we have to stay?
The majority of the group will stay Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights however you may choose whichever three nights best suits you.
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.
Are these prices in CAD or USD?
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 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