New York City Marathon

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Sunday 6 November 2016

Tour Dates: Friday 4 - Tuesday 8 November

Location:New York USA

The New York Marathon is one of the best & it's our 20th year!

New York City Marathon is not only the world’s greatest marathon but 2016 is Walk the Walk’s very special 20th anniversary and this marathon, is where it all started!

In 1996 13 women Power Walked the New York City Marathon in their bras to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. What started out as a one-off fundraising event has blossomed into a thriving charity, raising to date in excess of £105 million for vital breast cancer causes.

This year we aim to take our biggest ever group to celebrate our 20 years - uniting against breast cancer!

26.2 miles crossing 5 bridges…

Starting at the Verrazano Bridge on Staten Island, runners cross into Brooklyn and then proceed through Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan, finishing in Central Park.

The choice is yours...

For 2016 not only do we have a choice of airports to fly from (London Heathrow or Edinburgh Airport) but you also have a choice of hotels.

Our group will be staying in the heart of the Big Apple, with a choice of two traditional New York hotels both within a few minutes walk to Times Square. The main group will stay in one of New York’s most historic hotels, the art deco Edison Hotel, a short walk from Times Square. Or you can choose to ‘upgrade’ to one of the elite race hotels, The Sheraton Hotel, where you will rub shoulders with the world’s finest athletes and media. Both hotels ooze marathon weekend!

The Big Apple is a fantastic experience, combining a superb marathon and a vibrant, unique city full of culture and you could get in a bit of early Christmas shopping.

Join us… in the Big Apple and undoubtedly the world’s No. 1 marathon.

Find out all about Gail & Davie's 2015 Big Apple adventure here!

Our 2015 NYC Team

Our 2015 NYC Team...

Who should do this challenge?

It is ideal for anybody that has taken on MoonWalks in London or Edinburgh and now wants the next Walk the Walk challenge, or for anyone committed to training and looking for a fabulous marathon.

You will need to be 18 years old or over on the day of the challenge and should aim for a maximum sustained walking pace of 14 minute miles to complete a marathon in under 7hrs.

It's open to both guys and girls, runners and walkers and you can bring your friends and family along too, as a Supporter. For more information, please email



Myself and Anna would like to say a very big 'thank you' (to Nina) for such an amazing weekend in New York. WTW looked after us very well and made our weekend so much fun. The Dash to the Finish Line on the Saturday was crazy and great fun, it is something we would recommend to anyone who is going to do this Marathon as it certainly gets you into high spirits and the fun factor is great. It was really nice to meet all people and hear why people are doing this marathon. The team were all great and it was so nice to make new friends. The marathon was an absolutely amazing experience; We were looked after well and they made sure we were all warm keeping us doing the hokey kooky which I must say was crazy but great fun. The Americans are fantastic supporters of this event and made us feel like celebrities, we must say at points in the marathon our faces hurt more than our legs through laughing and smiling so much. This weekend will be a memory for a long time. Thanks for all your organising and making it such a fab weekend!

" Karen and Anna

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A huge thanks for the very personal and friendly flavour to the trip. I should imagine other teams were not as well supported as Walk the Walkers. It is one of the best experiences I have had and shall cherish the memories.

" Sandi Anderson

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