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    Run the 2024
    United Airlines Half Marathon
    Dream Travel!

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Dream Travel is very excited to re-add the United Airlines NYC Half back into our race line up for our 21st anniversary!
Run through parts of Manhattan including the famous Times Square before finishing in the iconic Central Park!

Since 2004, Dream Travel, a Canadian business, has been offering guaranteed entry packages to various Abbott World Marathon Majors and other exciting marathons and races around the world.

Dream Travel is on site the entire weekend to assist you and make your trip as exciting and stress-free as possible!


General Information

  • Where: NYC, NY
  • Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024
  • Time: 7:30 am

Race Expo & Race Kit Pickup:
*All runners MUST attend the expo in person in order to obtain your bib.  There will be no race day bib pickup!
$500 Per Runner
*Deposit is applied towards the package amounts.

How To

Step 1 - Determine who may purchase from us
Step 2 - Place your deposit on the Running Room website
Step 3 - Dream Travel will contact you with additional information
Step 4 - Get training! You’re running the 2024 United Airlines NYC Half!

Who May Purchase?

Anyone who is not residing in the US and who will be 18 or older on Sunday, March 17, 2024 may purchase one of our guaranteed entry packages.


A deposit of $500 per runner in CAD plus the Running Room processing fee will be charged upon registration using the Running Room’s online registration form.  The balance of your package must be paid no later than December 1st, 2023.
Deposits are non-refundable so we highly recommend travel insurance.


We will provide guaranteed entry only as part of a complete package which, at a minimum, must include 3 nights hotel. We are not permitted to sell entry only.

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

  • Guaranteed entry into the 2024 United Airlines NYC Half
  • Transportation to the start line
  • 3 nights at the Fairfield Inn Times Square
  • Finisher materials: medal, food and beverages, heat sheet
  • A clothing bag OR a voucher for the poncho on your bib number (depending on what you have chosen at your registration)

After You Register

After you register on the Running Room website and pay your deposit, 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.

The Course

The race will begin on Washington Avenue near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden before taking runners through Prospect Park and across the East River via the Manhattan Bridge. Once in Manhattan, runners will race along the Lower East Side, up to Midtown, and through Times Square before finishing the race in Central Park.


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.  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 â€" 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.

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.

  • 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 in December of 2023.

Our Group Hotel

Our group hotel will be the Fairfield Inn Central Park, located very close to the finish line of the United Airlines NYC Half.  You’ll appreciate the wonderful amenities as well as the close proximity to the finish line!
Hotel Information:
538 W 58th St, New York
+1 212-757-8550


Prices are in US Dollars and packages are based on a three night hotel stay for 2 adults and include one marathon entry.  Additional nights may be purchased either before and/or after the weekend as well.
We use US pricing so that we don’t need to build in an exchange buffer which saves you money!

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Recommended Itinerary

Thursday March 16
We recommend that you land in NY no later than Thursday as you’ll want to get over jetlag so that you have a great race weekend!  Also, you’ll want to consider possible flight delays.

Friday March 15

Dream Travel will have a short, easy group run Friday morning in Central Park.  Friday afternoon you’ll want to pick up your bib from the expo.

Saturday March 16

Get those feet up and relax.  Those arriving into NY late will need to pick up their bib today and as early as possible.  This is the busiest day at the expo!

Sunday March 17

Race Day!

Monday March 18

Time to stretch those legs, do some sightseeing and show that medal off with pride!

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 half marathon.

What’s the weather like?

Average March temperatures in NY average between +2 and +10 degrees Celsius. Perfect for running!

How do I get to the start line?

We’ve included bus to the start line.

How do I get back to the hotel after the half marathon?

The Fairfield Inn Central Park is located easy walking distance from the finish line.



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If you have any questions about the United Airlines Half or our packages, please contact us at:



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