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Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

New York City Destination Guide

// Run the Big Apple

Welcome to New York!

New York is a must-see destination and in our opinion, there is no better way to enjoy the city than by running. We offer you this opportunity by taking part in the NYC Half in March 2022 and the New York City Marathon in November, 2022. The place is huge and to give you a bit more background and information, we hope we can help to make your trip to New York the best it can be. Read more below.

About New York

New York City comprises 5 boroughs. Two of the boroughs are actually islands: Manhattan and Staten Island. When you run the New York Marathon, you’ll more than likely stay in Manhattan and the start of the Marathon is on Staten Island so you need transport to get there in the morning which we provide. Brooklyn and Queens are part of Long Island, and the Bronx is attached to the US mainland. The islands are linked by bridges, tunnels and ferries. 

Manhattan Island is roughly 13 miles long and 2 miles wide at its widest. As is common with American cities, streets are divided into a grid pattern which is numbered. Fifth Avenue divides the island into east and west (for example, locations on 57th Street west of Fifth Avenue are designated “West. 57th Street.,” and east of Fifth Avenue, they are “East. 57th Street.”). When you’re out and about it’s quite easy to find your way by using the numbers.

Time Zone

New York City is on Eastern Standard Time (GMT minus 4 hours during daylight saving time and minus 5 hours the rest of the year).

New York Travel Advice

Getting to New York

If you’re coming from outside the United States, check this page for visa information. Below you can find some information on the best ways to get to New York:

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) are both located in Queens.  Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is in New Jersey. LaGuardia mainly serves domestic destinations. JFK and Newark offer both domestic and international services. From all airports, you can reach Manhattan easily by using taxis, buses, subways and/or commuter trains.

JFK Airport

JFK is New York’s largest airport with the most international services. It’s is located at just 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan. There are various ways to get to Manhattan from JFK:

Group coach transfers

If you book our flight inclusive packages to the New York Marathon, you will benefit from an included group transfer to your hotel in line with your flight times


• Taxis charge a $52 flat fare. Don’t worry if the cab driver doesn’t put the metre on as this is a flat non-metered fee. There are some other charges levied on top which will add up to about $100 in the end so expect to pay about that. Surcharges are things like a $4.50 rush-hour surcharge, bridge and tunnel tolls, and a tip. It takes up to 1 hour to get to Manhattan, depending on traffic and road conditions

Getting around New York!

Apart from running, New York is also great for walking. By walking everywhere you will really get a feel for the place and you’ll feel the buzz of this great city. If you are ever in a hurry or you need to travel a bit further, you can use the subway, buses and of course yellow cabs.


Feel like a local and use the Subway. Subways never sleep as they run 24/7. Spend just $2.75 on your MetroCard which is the cost for a single ride, you can use the system citywide and transfer to other subway lines as many times as you need, as long as you don’t exit through a turnstile. Please note that the Subway doesn’t go to Staten Island. To get there, you need to use the free Staten Island Ferry or take a bus. To get to Staten Island for the New York Marathon start, you can use our transport that’s provided with your Marathon entry with us.


Cabs are plentiful in New York. When you need one, keep an eye out and make yourself visible by the side of the road. You can hail taxis when their numbers are illuminated on top. New York’s iconic yellow cabs and green Boro Taxis are ideal for when you need to get off your feet. All taxis accept cash and cards. It is customary to tip 15 to 20%. Bridge and tunnel tolls are extra and added to the metered fare. You also get Uber and Lyft in New York if you have the App.
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