I'm looking at New York, The official travel company have various options with guaranteed places but it will cost £299 unles you book before the end of Jan (£249) only catch is you have to book with them.
according to the web site they sort getting you to the start and baggage etc as per above, proof of the pudding is in the eating! I can recommend Barcelona as a cheaper option EasyJet Flights and hotel, plus entrance, tube station at the start line took the family for a long weekend for under £500 all in
Thanks for the replies we currently charge £10 in advance £12 on the day, we only have a winners male and female prizes but do give a medal to all. My view is we don't need chip timing as per your comments but said I would canvas replies.
I just thought I'd update. I completed the Marathon in 4:33 so overall very pleased but very similar experience to daeve, In hindsight I didn't get enough long runs in only one 20 mile before the event. I got to 18 miles in 3 hours then it all went to pot 1:33 for the next 8 no injuries just dead legs, Great event Barcelona, Rome next!!