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NYC Marathon Weekend

by Angelique Platas

Oct 23, 2017

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Run the New York City Marathon in style with a luxe stay at The Ritz-Carlton’s two New York City locations, Battery Park and Central Park. Check into The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park first, on Nov. 4, and unwind before the big day.

The entire stay, Nov. 4–6, includes a night at each luxury hotel with a slew of treatments and race-related goodies at both — and plenty of free time in between to enjoy the town with the family.

Battery Park, NYC sunset

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Just watching the race? The Battery Park hotel is located a short walk from the starting line, helping you and the family get up close in time for the race.

Check-in and check out your marathon welcome package, including a few essentials to prepare you for the race. Stock up on hotel-provided energy gels to take with you on race day and relax in the hotel with the family. Take advantage of the foam roller, also found in your welcome kit, for loosening up muscles the night before and after the race. Have dinner at the hotel and carbo-load at the live pasta making station, prepared especially for marathon runners.

NYC Marathon 2016

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In the morning of Nov. 5, stretch it out on the starting line and think of all the amenities waiting for you when you finish the marathon. Post race, check into your second location, The Ritz-Carlton, Central Park, and enjoy a welcome amenity package, specifically tailored to runners.

Enjoy a special 60-minute muscle repair massage at the La Prairie Spa before heading to a three-course, price-fixed meal at Auden Bistro. The Ritz-Carlton, Central Park restaurant has a protein-packed recovery meal planned for runners and various options for the family to enjoy together.

Check out Nov. 6, and explore the city with the family. NYC Marathon packages must be booked by Oct. 30 and begin at $2,520 per person.


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