New York Road Runners offers guaranteed entries to qualified and selected Tour Operators through the International Travel Partner Program of the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Details about the International Travel Partner Program are below. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Selected Tour Operators must provide either hotel accommodations in New York City or a flight to New York City for Marathon weekend to all runners who receive guaranteed entry. A Tour Operator may choose to do both or provide many other benefits, but a flight or hotel is the absolute minimum required by New York Road Runners. NYRR will require that partners report what they are providing and additional details as requested, including contact names or location of accommodation during race week.
Official partners are only able to sell packages within their home country, as approved by NYRR.
Each guaranteed entry carries a cost to be paid upfront by the Tour Operator. The fee can be split in two payments if needed. For the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, the fee is $550 USD per entry. This fee does cover the runners’ race registration and may be made via check or wire transfer.
Selected Tour Operators will be allocated a certain number of entries, determined by NYRR, based on sales history within the applicant’s country, the Tour Operator's ability to demonstrate marketing capabilities within country, and the number of entries the Tour Operator requests. While no Tour Operator will be allocated more entries than requested on the application, NYRR does seek Tour Operators who are willing and able to take on a significant number of entries and sell the entries. While we want Tour Operators to be reasonable with their requests, we also want to see Tour Operators demonstrate strength within their markets and have the capacity for growth year over year.
Once a Tour Operator has signed their contract for the determined number of contracts, adjustments will not be made and the partner is expected to pay for all entries; no refunds will be given nor adjustments made.
All Tour Operators interested in applying for the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon will need to complete the application, which will be available on this page September 25, 2017. Interested Tour Operators must complete the online application in its entirety and be prepared to show any and all documentation, should NYRR request additional information.
NYRR selects Tour Operators who are committed to providing an excellent experience to its runners on their journey to New York and the TCS New York City Marathon. We seek partners who have experience planning and executing travel packages with other large, world-class events, especially running races. The ability to commit adequate resources and energy to marketing and selling ones entries is critical to the success of the NYRR partnership with any selected Tour Operator.