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TCS New York City Marathon - 1 Nov, 2020

TCS New York City Marathon - 1 Nov, 2020 (MNY08)

Country Visited: U.S.A
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75000 Value


One of the 6 World Major Marathons, The New York Marathon is the largest race in the world! It has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers to the world's biggest and most popular marathon, with more than 50,000 finishers in 2018. Brought to the streets to celebrate sport and diversity, the course covers the 5 boroughs of New York, the famous landmarks of the Verizano Bridge, Columbus Circle, and of course, Central Park. This race is unlike any other and Active Holiday Company is pleased to offer guaranteed race entry to the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon as the Official Tour Operator for India. Here’s your chance to get one step closer to that 6-star medal!



Day 1
Arrive – New York (Thu, 29 Oct 2020) Open or Close

If you've chosen 4N5D package your trip starts today. On arrival, make your way to the hotel. We highly recommend that you arrive on Thursday to enjoy the whole New York Marathon experience. The expo will be open today and if you arrive with time on your hands, we suggest you get the bib pick up out of the way.
Meals: None

Day 2
New York City (Fri, 30 Oct 2020) Open or Close

If you have taken the 3N4D trip then on arrival in New York City make your way from the airport to the hotel.
At 4 pm we leave from the Hilton Garden Inn (walking distance for those who have chosen the hostel option) and head to the NYRR RunCentre which is an experience for any runner. From here, at 5.15 pm we head to Central Park to witness the Parade of Nations, which is the opening ceremony of the race.
Meals: None

Day 3
New York City (Sat, 31 Oct 2020) Open or Close

Today starts with a hosted breakfast at 7 am. It is important that you attend this event to familiarise yourself with the race day plans. Those taking part in the Abbott 5 km dash can leave for the start from here while the rest of the group walks to the finish line from breakfast.
Later, we leave for the expo at mid-day from the Hilton Garden Inn.
You have the rest of the day to relax and explore this iconic city at your own pace before race day tomorrow!
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Race Day! (Sun, 01 Nov 2020) Open or Close

Race Day is finally here!
Your bus for the ferry transfer leaves Hilton Garden Inn at 7 am.
The course tromps through five various boroughs of New York City, running through Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the likes, finishing at Central Park. You will experience New York like very few have the privilege to.
Meals: Breakfast To-Go (for runners only, to be collected the previous day)

Day 5
Depart – New York City (Mon, 02 Nov 2020) Open or Close

Having run one of the most Iconic races in the world, it’s time to say good bye to New York and make your way to the airport for your flight back home.
Your trip ends today, but your vacation doesn’t have to! Ask us for customisations or extensions for your trip.
Meals: None



HOTEL OPTION: Hilton Garden Inn Central Park South is a conveniently located 4* hotel on 54th Street in midtown Manhattan, within walking distance of Central Park, the finishing point of the race.A 4-minute walk from the subway, this lovely modern property offers flat-screen TVs, microwaves and free Wi-Fi. There’s a sleek bar and a 24/7 convenience store, in addition to a restaurant serving breakfast. Other amenities include a 24/7 fitness center. Perfect for runners we say! 


HOSTEL OPTION: A conveniently located hostel in Manhattan, within walking distance of Central Park, the finishing point of the race the Jazz on Columbus Circle is a colourful, jazz-themed hostel. Our beds are in simple 5 bedded dorms with shared bathrooms. The hostel also offers free Wi-Fi and lockers. This is a great option for anyone who wants to run the New York Marathon, stay at a great location on a budget.



Dates & Prices

4N5D  Hilton Garden Inn Central Park - 29th October - 2nd November 2020 (prices valid tll November 10th 2019) 




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3N4D Hilton Garden Inn Central Park - 30th October - 2nd November 2020 (prices valid tll November 10th 2019) 




         TWIN SHARE         

         SINGLE ROOM       








03 NIGHTS / 04 DAYS Jazz HOSTEL - For bookings made till 10th Nov 2019 INR 69,990 per person on 6 Shared Dorm basis After 10th November 2019 Rs.75000 per person 

Non-Runner prices on sharing basis.
This cost exclude GST 5%.
Payments through credit card attracts 2.75% surcharge.
The price includes guaranteed entry for the TCS New York Marathon 2020.

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • 3 nights or 4 nights stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Central Park South on room only basis.
  • Grab and go race day breakfast for marathon runners only in the hotel 
  • Hi-Tea Networking Meet Up where we will discuss the race day plan as well and visit the finish line 
  • Transfer to the start point of the race 
  • Active Holiday Company WMM T-Shirt for first time runners with us
  • Services of an Active Holiday Company representative
  • Guaranteed race entry for runners
  • OPTIONAL (50 USD): 5km dash on Saturday, 31st October 2020
  • Walk to the expo with the AHC representative on Saturday, 31st October 2020
  • HOSTEL INCLUSIONS: 3 Nights stay in a 6-bedded mixed dormitory with attached toilets. The Hostel is a short walk from the finish line. The hostel does not permit residents below 18 years of age. Guaranteed Race Entry is included in your trip price. This price is only with race entry - companions are not allowed on this package. Hostel option is 100% non-refundable. GST is as applicable.


  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Terms & Conditions

A complete registration form with a non-refundable deposit of INR 45,000 per person (for race participants) and INR 20,000 per companion is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation. Full payment is due before June 31st, 2020.

  • Runners who get through the ballot are permitted to change to hotel only with Active Holiday Company
  • Cancellations made on or before 1st July - INR 45,000 for runners and INR 20,000 for companions
  • Cancellations made after 2nd July - 100% of full amount
  • Race Entry transfers are possible till 15 July at a charge of INR 10000 per person
  • Entries cannot be deferred to the next year
  • A copy of your passport is needed along with your application form
  • All runners registering have to be approved by the race organisers and entry to the race is not automatic
  • All runners are needed to sign the electronic mandatory waiver by NYRR by the due date
  • TCS New York City Marathon rules apply
  • Please contact us for flights, visas and insurance if you need assistance


Due to possible changes to its security procedures for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, detailed information about course, including services, entertainment, and cheering zones, is not available at this time.
Q: Can I book extra nights before or after the race?
A: Yes, we have a 3 nights/4 days option from 30 October to 02 November 2020 and a 4 nights/5 days option from 29 October to 02 November 2020. Please select the appropriate option when making the booking.
Additionally, we have various extension packages available on our website and we can also work with you to create a full extension package if you like. 

Q. Is the race entry guaranteed if I book a package through Active Holiday Company? 
A. Yes, all of our World Marathon Major packages come with guaranteed race entry. 
Q: Will I have to collect my own bib?
A: Yes, all the World Major Marathons require that the participants attend the expo in person and collect their bibs. Your travel documents will contain detailed instructions on how to get to and from the expo from your hotel. 

Q: How far is the hotel from the start/finish line? 
A: The hotel is very close to the finish line and walking distance to the Public Library from where you will take buses to Staten Island. We highly recommend that you not miss our walk on Friday evening so you can familiarise yourself with the way back from the finish line to the hotel. The hostel is also very closeby. 
Q: What category of hotels are used? 
A: The hotel we are using for the New York marathons is a mid-segment luxury property chosen for its location and facilities. We also have a hostel option for New York Marathon.
Q: I am a single traveller, is it possible for me to get a twin share room? 
A: We have several single travellers interested in sharing a room with another traveller and, wherever possible, we try to pair up people who have requested rooms on twin share. However, please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee and in some cases you might be required to take a single supplement.
Q: Is it possible for me to buy just the race entry and make my own accommodation arrangements? 
A:  As Tour Operators, we are required to sell the race entry along with accommodation. It will not be possible to buy just the race entry. 
Q: I’ve got the race entry through the Ballot / Charity, can I buy the accommodation from Active Holiday Company?
Yes, it is possible for us to organise accommodation for you if you already have the entry or if you are travelling with a non-running companion. However, please note that this will be at the same hotel as the rest of the group travelling on our package. 
Q: I am taking the race package through Active Holiday Company, is it possible for me to upgrade my accommodation? 
A: No, it is not. We plan it such that we have the whole group staying together at a single hotel so it will not be possible to upgrade hotels since you are part of a group booking. 
Q. I cannot attend this race. Is it possible for me to transfer my registration to another runner? 
A. The New York marathon does not allow runners to transfer their spots to another runner or to another year close to race day. We can however transfer the race entry to another runner up to 12-14 weeks before the race. Please see the conditions to see the exact date. 
Q. Is it possible for me to defer my registration to the following year? 
A. None of the other World Major Marathons permit runners to defer their registration if it is a guaranteed spot from a Tour Operator. 
Q. Will you be able to assist me with visas and air tickets? 
A. Yes, we can help you with visas and flight tickets for an additional charge. Please get in touch with us for details. 



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Overall score:

(Based on 2 reviews)

  • Chandrasekar Venkatesan

    Nov 2017

    Great race, great organisations

    Thanks to Active Holidays for making this a memorable one. Great hotel and arrangements.

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    The marathon itself
    Stay at Wyndham New yorker

    Feedback on the trip guide


    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers

    Airport transfers
    Breakfast on all days

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  • Abizer Mohammed

    Nov 2017

    New York Marathon

    Everything went as was stated in the itinerary with perfection.

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    The last 3km was just awesome. Central park, the crowd, the cheering, runners on the right left front and back. Where the energy comes to run the last 3km is unknown.

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    It is probably one of the more difficult run, as you are passing through all the 5 boroughs, hence few bridges you have to run on the course and few up and down. This year the weather was not very favorable for it was cold and drizzling for the full time.
    Better preparation needs to be done if you are planning to break your personal best.

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers

    Would have preferred to meet other participants from your organization and have had dinner with them before the run.
    Hotel was very centrally located and everything was close by. I would have preferred a hotel nearer to the finish line.

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