If Sunday’s New York Marathon (2 November) has inspired you to go running in the Big Apple, but you don’t fancy the daunting prospect of a 26.2-mile race, the NYC Half Marathon may be for you. Taking place over St Patrick’s Day weekend (Sunday 15 March 2015), you can expect to be running alongside plenty of Irish-themed fancy-dress runners at the race.
The course starts in Central Park's West Drive near 64th Street, before running through the heart of New York, then turning right towards the Hudson River and following the water side down the foot of Manhattan.
Sports Tours International is offering guaranteed entry for the event. Those outside the UK wishing to enter can also use Sports Tours International.
The sports travel specialist also have some advice for what to see whilst in New York: “The best way to explore New York is by foot or by a guided tour or hop on hop off bus tour which takes in may of New York’s most popular and famous attractions. Visit the Statue of Liberty, take a trip to Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building to see the wonderful views of Manhattan and surrounding areas, take to the skies in a helicopter tour or visit the 9/11 memorial. These are just a sample of the many sightseeing trips you can take in New York, the city that never sleeps.”
For more information and to enter the race, visit the Sports Tours International website.