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For more information on how you can support us through our events and campaigns, please contact our Fundraising, Marketing and Events Manager - Cindy Jacobs at or 022 131 1303

Be part of the inaugural Breast Cancer Research Trust team, undertaking the United Airlines New York City Half-Marathon on Sunday 17 March, 2024.

 Just 20 entries available – so be quick to secure your bucket list adventure to the Big Apple. 

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required by 31 August 2023 to guarantee your place. The full balance is payable by 30 November 2023.

As part of the Breast Cancer Research Trust team, we kindly ask you to fundraise a minimum of $2,500 to enable us to hold lives together through evidence-based breast cancer research.

To secure your place in the Breast Cancer Research Trust team, please contact Cindy Jacobs at

The Breast Cancer Research Trust is conducting this trip to raise awareness and funds for ongoing breast cancer research in New Zealand. Join our circle of walkers and joggers to take on this incredible event and do your bit to gain knowledge and save lives. This is one of just a few events that stops the city to enable people to walk and jog over the Manhattan Bridge, through Times Square and finish in Central Park.

It wouldn't be a trip to NYC without indulging in some of the incredible activities in the city that never sleeps. This trip will include dining, sightseeing, shopping and Broadway plays. 

The Breast Cancer Research Trust is proudly partnered with Marathon Tours, a division of Calder & Lawson, to offer you this incredible experience. Marathon Tours have been taking tours to NYC for the past 15 years, and with their help and support, you are guaranteed a fantastic and fun time

We can also assist with:

  • Airfares - ask about adding flights to the package

  • Airport/Hotel transfers

  • Pre-book your recreational activities before you travel

  • Let us help with sightseeing bookings and extending your trip

IMPORTANT: A “Marathon Race Entry Only” is not possible. Entries MUST be purchased as part of a package that includes accommodation.

Not included:

  • Flights & travel insurance – our consultants can book your travel and assist with policies

  • Transfers and meals if not stated

  • Passport and visa requirements are an individual's responsibility  

Marathon Tours

  • Is a division of Calder & Lawson House of Travel. A fully bonded and accredited agency, based in Hamilton since 1984.

  • The only New Zealand agency who is a member of T.O.U.R.S – an international association of marathon organisations.

  • Has a wealth of local knowledge of NYC, having escorted annual groups of Kiwi runners to the Big Apple for over 15 years.