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REAL SIMPLE Women's Half Marathon - New York

Women’s Running New York 2024

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After conquering Paris in 2023, Women’s Running and Sports Tours International have joined forces again to take on New York in 2024!

Please note we are not permitted to sell packages to US residents.

Run alongside Esther, Holly and the Pod Squad at the Real Simple Half Marathon in Central Park on Sunday, April 28th – the world’s largest running event exclusively for women. Join thousands of runners from all over the world at this festival of running in the heart of the Big Apple! From live podcasts, group shake-out runs and post-race celebrations in the greatest city on earth, this promises to be a very special weekend indeed.


A festival of running in Central Park

Join the Women’s Running Community

Women's Running & ST join forces!

Join thousands of women from all over the world on Sunday, April 28th, for the REAL SIMPLE Women’s Half Marathon. 13.1 miles of fun, fitness, and camaraderie! Every entrant will receive a commemorative New Balance race shirt

Join Esther, Holly and the Sports Tours team for an unforgettable weekend in New York including shake-out runs, pre-race talks and post-race celebrations!

Sports Tours is proud to partner with Women’s Running – the UK’s leading publication for women who love to run. Women’s Running has been going for more than 12 years, and in that time, has inspired thousands of women to enjoy running and to progress further than they ever thought possible.

Included in your package

  • Three night’s bed & breakfast at the 4* Fairfield Inn, Central Park
  • Guaranteed entry to the Real Simple Women's Half Marathon (£99)
  • The support of Sports Tours team of reps
  • Pre-race pep talk with sports psychologist, Dr Josephine Perry
  • Post-race celebration
  • 5KM shake-out run in Central Park
  • Exclusive commemorative merch
  • New Balance event technical t-shirt
Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Central Park
Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Central Park

Welcome to Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Central Park, a nice option for travellers like you. Rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Central Park makes getting online easy as free WIFI is available. You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including 24 hour front desk, outdoor furniture, and a convenience store. In addition, guests can enjoy a fitness centre and breakfast during their visit.


Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower

3 nights

Prices based on two people sharing a double of twin room. Race entry not included (£99 per person)










26 April

Arrival day

Today is arrival day, please make your own travel arrangements for flights into New York. The team will greet you at the Fairfield and Suites Central Park hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights of New York.

27 April

5K run and Expo day

Today Esther, Holly and the Sports Tours Team will lead an exclusive 5k shake-out run! Get your legs moving ready for tomorrow’s race. Afterwards, we will guide you to the race expo. Once you have collected your bib and taken in all the entertainment on offer, the afternoon is free for you to spend at your leisure. Indulge in some New York shopping, enjoy some further sightseeing, or relax and get ready for tomorrow’s race. In the evening Esther and Holly will lead a pre-race talk and briefing at the hotel.

28 April

2024 Real Womens Half Marathon

Take a 13.1-mile tour through New York City starting at 8am in Central Park! The ‘Big Apple’ has plenty to discover at every turn. Immediately after the race, celebrate at the Race Day Festival, featuring live music, fun raffles, free samples, awards, and tons more. All participants get their own T-shirt and race finishers receive a medal. Join Esther and Holly back at the hotel in the afternoon for celebratory drinks.

29 April

Departure day

Once you have checked out of the hotel, the rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure, however please leave yourself ample time to reach the airport (or other form of transport) for  your return or onward journey. Flights and transfers to/from the airport are not included with this trip.

Race entry +


Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

Do you cater for children? +

Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

Can I extend my stay along the way? +

Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

How can I pay for my holiday? +

Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

Do I need travel insurance? +

Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

Can I travel on my own? +

Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

What is twin to share? +

On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

Is the entry guaranteed? +

All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

Do I need to pay a deposit? +

A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

When will I receive my tickets? +

Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

What is included in the price? +

What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

What is not included in the price? +

What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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