United Airlines New York City Half Marathon

United Airlines NYC Half Marathon 2019


The date of the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half is Sunday 17 March, 2019.

Join Anna Liptak and Lucy Cornes from SheShop on an adventure of a life time. Combine a Half Marathon with a Shopping Tour of New York!
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Participate with Adventure Time Travel in the 2019 United Airlines Half-Marathon and have the TIME OF YOUR LIFE!

“Innovative, creative, iconoclastic and always, always inspirational, New York, the city built on stories and dreams, on grand plans and even bigger ambitions. It is a city like no other. And its style is equally unique”. Come with Adventure Time Travel and experience the glitz and glamour of New York.

Have the time of your life sightseeing, shopping, sampling cuisine and topping off the experience by competing in one of the very best and most scenic half-marathons in the world. If you are intending to run one half-marathon, then the United Airlines Half Marathon is the one to run!

For the three days leading up to the event we will take you on a journey through the city’s distinctive neighbourhoods and see some of the major landmarks. We will also discover such gems as little known markets and vintage stores, artisan jewellers, bespoke clothing and bargain basement designer wear, hot dining spots and glamorous bars. This will all be conducted in style, in the luxury of a limousine and a personal shopping consultant accompanying the group.

By joining His and Her Time, Adventure Time Travel you will be travelling with the marathon experts, who will provide you with personalised service and expert advice.

Tickets are only available for purchase as part of a “travel package”. The travel packages available include pre-booked accommodation, tours and special events, all as detailed below.

Accommodation will be at The Hotel Beacon (or equivalent), which is situated on Manhattan’s Upper West, close to Central Park and walking distance from the finish line. The hotel offers a fitness centre, self-service laundry, sound resistant windows and all rooms have kitchenettes. The prices quoted¹ and tabled, include:

For Runners:

  • Guaranteed Entry into the United Airlines Half Marathon;
  • Accommodation (five nights), as described below and chosen;
  • Meet and Greet Event, Wednesday evening, including dinner (drinks not included) – “Let’s get to know each other”;
  • American Breakfast daily;
  • Baggage handling charge on arrival at Hotel;
  • Limousine Tour of landmark sites of Manhattan (entries included);
  • Limousine Shopping Tour (with personal shopping expert) to some of the most exclusive designer shops in New York;
  • Bus transfer to the Half Marathon Start Line;
  • Adventure Time Travel T-Shirt;
  • Marathon Expo Saturday 16th March;
  • NYRR Online Goodies Bag;
  • Post Celebration Dinner (drinks not included) following the Marathon;
  • Fully Escorted by Adventure Time Travel over the Marathon period.

For Non-Runners:

  • Accommodation (five nights), as described and chosen;
  • Baggage handling charge on arrival at Hotel;
  • American Breakfast daily;
  • Limousine Tour of landmark sites of Manhattan (entries included);
  • Limousine Shopping Tour (with personal shopping expert) to some of the most exclusive designer shops in New York;
  • Meet and Greet Event, Wednesday evening, including dinner (drinks not included)– “Let’s get to know each other”;
  • Celebration and Welcome Dinners  (drinks not included).

¹Prices quoted are in $AUD, based on the present official AUD/USD Exchange Rate of 0.7569. Sums payable, or sums outstanding at some time in the future, will be adjusted in accordance with the Official Exchange Rate published at that time. On committing to purchase a “package”, or “packages” as described above, you acknowledge that you are aware that the price/s may change with variations of the Exchange Rate and that you agree to pay outstanding sums (if any) accordingly.

Twin Share:


The 2019 date for the New York Half Marathon is currently provisional.  Please do not book any travel until we reconfirm the date in the coming weeks.
Please note: We are only able to accept bookings from clients with an Australian address or where there is no official ITP (International Travel Partner) of New York Road Runners in that country.

Wednesday 13th March, 2019: Arrival in New York

Our representative will be waiting to welcome you into New York and will be based at The Beacon Hotel throughout your stay. After checking into your hotel, we will meet in The Beacon Hotel before departing to our Welcoming Dinner. Include Map of Hotel Beacon if possible.

Hotel Beacon New York

Hotel Beacon NYC2130 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, USA

Thursday 14th March, 2019

After breakfast our limousine will be awaiting to take us on our tour of Manhattan. Exploring this incredible city is a challenge. There’s just so much to see, so many places to visit, so many experiences to be had; and you don’t want to miss a single one! The sights, the smells, the sounds, and even the flavours of New York City belong to the street. Come with us and travel in true style and see some of the landmarks. This tour comes complete with express entry into the sights so there will be no time wasted!

Friday 15th March 2019

This will be the ultimate shopping experience.

Our group will be picked up in a luxury limousine within NYC, chauffeured to fashion designers’ showrooms and studios, and give us a place to stash your shopping bags along the way!

On a private Style Room NYC shopping tour experience, you will be brought into up to 5 different fashion designers’ showrooms and studios. You can purchase brand new current season clothing, handbags, jewellery and accessories (stock, not samples) directly off the racks and shelves at up to 65% off retail.

Dinner and Broadway show will be optional this evening (at an additional cost).

Saturday 16th March 2019

Today you should attend the half marathon expo, if you haven’t already, in order to pick up your running bib between 9:00am and 5:00pm. All runners must attend in person to pick up their bib, timing device and technical shirt. This is especially important as absolutely no race numbers will be issued on the day of the event, you must bring a photo ID when you collect your race number.

Also today is the St Patrick’s Day Parade. On of the best viewing spots is towards the end of the parade route at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can catch a good view of the procession before the parade ends on 86th Street.

Sunday 17 March, 2019 – The 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

Today is the day of the United Airlines New York City half marathon, the race starts at 07:30am.  Your Adventure Time Travel representative will escort you to the marathon starting line and will greet you back at the hotel later this evening to congratulate you on your success.

A Celebration Dinner will be held this evening.

Monday 18 March, 2019

A day for a final sightseeing trip and the journey home, alternatively you can book some extra nights with us and enjoy this wondrous city.

Important rules

  • The New York half marathon has a time limit of three hours. Participants that cannot maintain a pace of 13:45 throughout the race will be picked up starting at mile 7.5 and transported to the finish. The time of the last runner to cross the start will be added to the limit, ensuring that all participants can keep a 13:45 pace.
  • The race is timed with Chrono tag D-track timing, you will receive the timing tag before the race, attached to your race number. Following the instructions received with your race number you must attach the tag to your shoe prior to the race. The tag is disposable and will not be collected after the race. Runners bags approved by the NYRR will be transported from the start of the course to the finish.
  • Runners must collect their bib at the expo before the race day. You must bring photo ID and your confirmation to the expo. You must do this yourself in person, we can’t do it for you and no numbers will be available on the day. No  costumes covering the face or bulky outfits that extend beyond the perimeter of the body are permitted in the event.

Passport (this is your responsibility)

Please – don’t leave it to the last minute.

The rules are constantly updated, so we advise that you check your own individual situation as the visa waiver programme is subject to strict criteria, and for example, if you have a criminal record or have previously been refused entry to the US, you may not qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver programme. Please check your status with the rules. Passengers are no longer permitted to enter the USA with a non-machine readable ePassport (issued after 1 April 2016) unless their old style passport has a valid Visa stamp. The newer passports are machine readable. Children must have their own - if in doubt please contact the passport advice line on 131 232, or Passport Office Website (www.passports.gov.au/contact-us) or if applicable the American Embassy on 0207 499 9000.  Apply for your visa with US Customs and Border Protection via this link https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/

ePassports effective 1st April 2016

In preparation for customers travelling to the United States of America, please be aware that important changes have been made to passport requirements for the US.  If you are travelling on the Visa Waiver Programme to the US on or after 1 April 2016, you must have an ePassport. If you are not sure if you already have an ePassport or not, simply check your current passport for the ePassport symbol on the front cover.

The Essentials

To secure your Guaranteed Entry into the 2019 United Airlines Half-Marathon, return the Booking Form, which will be provided on receipt of your $500 deposit. Balance will be due on, or before the 5th November 2018. (Arrangement for payment instalments can be made if required).


Once lodged, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable. This condition applies to all circumstances, including to, but not limited to, the cancellation of the event, or to your cancellation.

It is recommended that travel insurance be arranged immediately after making the booking.

Travel Package

Entry to the 2019 United Airlines Half-Marathon is available only by way of purchasing a travel package. Entry only, is not available.

US Travel Requirements

Travellers to the US require an Visa, which can be applied for online via https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/. Your passport must be valid for a period of at least of six months, calculated from the date of departure from the USA

Final Itinerary

Your Itinerary and Final information will be issued approximately 3 weeks prior to your departure.


An amendment/change to a confirmed booking will incur a fee of $55 per change, plus any fees levied by other suppliers.


Prices are subject to change, due to currency fluctuations, operator hotel charges or services by suppliers

Other Services

  • Flights – A group booking can be made. Please ask for further details;
  • Ongoing Travel – In the US or further afield;
  • Running programs;
  • Healthy Habit Challenges throughout 2018/19 to get you ready physically and mentally for the marathon;
  • Outdoor fitness sessions held in Adelaide.

Single travellers and twin to share

We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another traveller (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra


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