News

Tour America to Tour NYC for Barnados

Tour America to Tour NYC for Barnados

Mary McKenna and Brian Ingarfield, Managing Director and General Manager respectively of Tour America, are themselves going to ‘tour‘ all five boroughs of New York City on 6th November – by running the New York City Marathon to raise funds for children’s charity Barnados.

The first New York City Marathon in 1970 looped through Central Park several times, and out of 127 entrants, 55 crossed the finish line. Now the race attracts more than 100,000 applicants every year – most are selected in a lottery draw, but runners are guaranteed entry if they meet certain qualifying times. In 2010, 45,103 runners finished the race.

Marathon Weekend starts with the Opening Ceremony on Friday 4th November at Central Park. The evening will showcase runners from around the world in a cultural parade, followed by fireworks and a dance party – free and open to everyone. For those wishing to test their running skills, the inaugural NYRR Dash to the finish line (5K) will be open to all – friends and family, marathoners and non-marathoners are welcome. The unique route starts near the United Nations and takes runners across 42nd Street, then heads uptown into Central Park for the final dash across the world-renowned ING New York City Marathon finish line.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Stena Line Says “Ni Hao” to 70,000+ Chinese Customers

Michael FloodOctober 22, 2018

Luxair Offers All-Inclusive Fares from Dublin to Luxembourg

Michael FloodOctober 22, 2018

Freedom Travel to Open Blackrock Branch

Neil SteedmanOctober 22, 2018

China Southern Airlines Plans to Fly from Dublin to China

Michael FloodOctober 22, 2018

Upgrade Your Winter is Message from Swiss Tourism

Michael FloodOctober 22, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Pulls Via Dublin Flights to Los Angeles

Michael FloodOctober 21, 2018

Four Province Winners of ITTN Travel Agency of the Year Awards Announced

Neil SteedmanOctober 18, 2018

Cobalt Air Cancels All Flights Due to “Indefinite Suspension” of Operations

Neil SteedmanOctober 18, 2018

Flight Check: Dublin-Doha-Bangkok with Qatar Airways

Neil SteedmanOctober 18, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland