This is a 5 night tour departing on Friday 2 November from Dublin or Shannon airport direct to New York, returning on Wednesday 7 November, to arrive back early the following morning. The marathon takes place on Sunday 4 November with a route taking in all five boroughs of New York City from Staten Island through Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx to finish in Manhattan. Join us for the experience of a lifetime, with 50,000 other runners and one million spectators who line the streets of New York cheering you on. There is nothing quite like crossing the finish line in Central Park on New York City Marathon day.
Each person is asked to raise a target sponsorship for Co-operation Ireland and CRY Ireland. If you commit to this challenge, you will receive your place entirely free of charge. We will handle all administration and bookings of flights, accommodation and guaranteed marathon entry through the tour operator, Sports Travel International, on your behalf. All you have to do is concentrate on training and fundraising and we will do the rest.
Participants need to be resident on the island of Ireland and be at least 18 years old on marathon day.
Why raise sponsorship for Co-operation Ireland
Co-operation Ireland’s vision is of a peaceful and stable island where people of all backgrounds live and work together for a better future. The charity has made considerable strides in delivering dozens of youth leadership programmes across a range of geographical areas in Ireland and across a range of issues of considerable interest to the young participants, including mental health issues, young people engaging with authority, delivering social action programmes in their own communities and using sport, music and the arts as positive media for creating improved relationships between our diverse communities. Heading towards its 40th anniversary, Co-operation Ireland needs your help and support more than ever to continue with its important peace-building work.
Why raise sponsorship for CRY Ireland
CRY in Ireland was founded by parents who had experienced the effects of sudden and unexplained death within their families. CRY’s aims are to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death, fundraising and ongoing support for the CRYP Centre in Tallaght Hospital (Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons) where families and individuals at risk can be evaluated, and provide counselling and support to families affected. CRY has trained a number of volunteers all of whom have lost a young relative to sudden cardiac death and/or have a relative living with a cardiac condition. So often have we heard that talking to someone who has been through a similar experience helps the most. The services provided by Cry and the Screening at the Centre are FREE TO PATIENT so funding is vital.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request full details including tour booking form and race entry form.