Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary. The itinerary below reflects the 3 nights package.
We recommend extending your stay to 4,5,6 nights as New York has so much to see and do. If you arrive Wednesday or Thursday, you can include the St Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday and enjoy all that New York City has to offer.
Friday 17th March 2023: St Patrick’s Day and welcome meeting
Make your own arrangements to arrive at your hotel in New York today. Usually, hotel rooms are ready to check in after 3pm. If you arrive early, then you can leave your luggage with the hotel and explore your surroundings while you wait for the room to be ready.
Hyatt Place New York / Midtown South is the perfect place to stay while you experience the greatest city in the world. Whether you’re here to see attractions such as Bryant Park or the Empire State Building, you're just a short way from the best the Big Apple has to offer.
What about my race bib collection?
Runners must pick up their race number, technical shirt, and bag-check bag at the United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New Balance, which will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street in Manhattan, on the following dates:
- Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
There is no possibility of bib collection on race day.
Bibs will be assigned on-demand. This means that you will not be assigned a race number until you pick up your bib at the Experience.
If you are unable to pick up your bib during the regular pickup hours, you can have a friend or family member pick up your bib and race-day materials for you. Please make sure they have a copy of your email confirmation form (you can download this through your NYRR account approximately 1-2 weeks out from the race) and a copy of your photo ID.
How do I contact Marathon Tours & Travel Team during my stay?
Marathon Tours & Travel staff will be available during your stay in New York. Times and contact numbers will be provided with your final documents and itinerary.
This evening please join us for a short welcome meeting and race debrief; a chance to meet fellow runners and ask us questions you may have. The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy New York at your leisure.
Saturday 18th March 2023: Preparation Day with optional orientation run and escorted trip to Expo
After breakfast the Marathon Tours & Travel Team invite our guests to join us for an easy orientation run. The route will take you from your hotel to key locations and is not expected to be longer than 5km. Supporters are very welcome to join too.
Race bib collection
We will take an escorted trip to the Expo, for anybody who is yet to visit to collect their race bib and pack.
The rest of the day and evening is free for you to enjoy New York at your leisure.
Sunday 19th March 2023: The 2023 United Airlines NYC Half and celebration
This is the day you have trained so hard for!
How do I get to the race start?
We will take an escorted trip to the race start at a time to be advised, for anybody who wishes to go independently to the start it’s a 3 minutes’ walk to Herald Square Subway Station, 37 minutes on the Subway to Prospect Park Subway stop and then a 5 minutes’ walk into Prospect Park.
On arrival at the start please follow the instructions of the race officials.
The 2023 NYC New York Half
The New York Half Marathon is 21.1km of fun and we know it will be an experience you will not forget. Your training is now done, the race is here and soon you will be wearing a well-deserved medal!
Family and friends who did not enter the United Airlines NYC Half?
You can travel by foot or public transport in your own time and pace to support and spectate along the race route. The Marathon Tours & Travel staff will be happy to advise.
After the race make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, celebrate…you deserve it!
How do I get to my hotel from the race finish?
It’s a 20-minute Subway journey back to the Hyatt Place Mid Town South
This evening get together with Marathon Tours & Travel Team and your fellow runners and supporters to celebrate.
Monday 20th March 2023: Departure
Unless you have booked extra nights with us then today, we ask that you check out of your room before 12 noon, and we say thank you for joining us. It’s not goodbye but instead we’ll see you next time as we hope you will join us for another Marathon Tours & Travel.