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2017 TCS New York City Marathon guaranteed entry & virtual training

VIP upgrades and a 12-week Virtual Training Program

2017 TCS New York City Marathon guaranteed entry & virtual training

Listing Type: Auction
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Auction ends Monday, August 7, 2017 12:04:21 PM CST
Bid history 87 Bids   History
High bidder *****243
Auction started Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:00:00 PM CST
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New York City, NY  
Sunday, November 5, 2017  

Don’t miss this opportunity to run in the world’s largest and most prestigious marathon, the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, on Sunday, November 5. You’ll join thousands of runners from around the world on a 26.2 mile journey through New York. 

To prepare you for the race, you’ll partake in a customized Virtual Training Program from the New York Road Runners (NYRR). Your customized online training program includes one-on-one e-coaching from one of NYRR’s experts featuring advice on pacing, nutrition, gear, race tactics, and more. This 12-week program beginning on Monday, August 14th is customized to your ability, allowing you to interact with running experts whenever you need some encouragement to stay motivated and maximize your potential. 

To help jump-start your race weekend, you and a guest will attend an invite-only Pre-Race Dinner (location and date have not been announced yet). On race day you’ll enjoy VIP transportation to the Start Area and access to the United Airlines VIP Start Tent. Located at the Fort Wadsworth staging area on Staten Island, the United Airlines VIP Start Tent will provide a heated waiting area with comfortable seating, food and beverages, and private restrooms. To top it off, you’ll receive four passes to the Grandstand Seating so friends and family can cheer you on just meters away from the finish line. Reserve your place on the starting line. Bid now.

This experience includes:

  • Two guaranteed entry spots into the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5
  • Two spots to take part in customized Virtual Trainer Plus program from the New York Road Runners 
    • 12-week program beginning on Monday, August 14
  • Four invitations (runners and guests) to the MileagePlus® pre-race dinner (date and location have not been announced)
  • Two invitations to the United Airlines VIP Start Tent on race morning
  • VIP transportation for two to the Start Area and VIP baggage privileges
  • Four Grandstand Seating passes for friends and family


* Must register for the race by August 24, 2017
* Runners under the age of 18 must be registered by a legal parent or guardian

** Grandstand Seating is not wheelchair accessible and strollers are not permitted 

United is the Official Airline of the TCS New York City Marathon.

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  • Must register for the race by September 16, 2016
  • Grandstand Seating is not wheelchair accessible and strollers are not permitted 
  • Runner's under the age of 18 must be registered by a legal parent or guardian

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