How it works and tips on using the map

Small map. Big power.

We’re stoked that you’re loving yourself (and your valuable training time) enough by choosing to significantly simplify your life when looking for event accommodation.  We’re here to help you.

Below are a few tips on how to use the map, change currencies, change dates, scrolling in and out etc.  Let’s get crackin’ as we say here in Australia!

Finding your race/event

Once you’ve found your event on the listings page, follow the steps below to refine your search criteria. If you need help in finding an event, check out our guide here.

If your event is not listed yet, we can add it for you easily.  Check out Section 2 in ‘How to find an event (and what to do if an event is not listed‘.

Using the filters to refine your search

2.1 Changing Currency and/or Language

The pricing on the map will default to your IP address and the language default is English.  To change the currency and/or language, simply click on the SETTINGS icon highlighted below and make your selection.  Et voila!

GetToTheStart accommodation around the start line
Click on the SETTINGS tab as highlighted above. Your selection(s) will be applied in the background automatically
GetToTheStart accommodation race
Choose your desired currency, language or both. Your selection(s) will be applied in the background automatically

2.2 Specifying/Changing the Price Range

Click on ‘Filters’ in the top right corner of the map and use the two white buttons on the bar to decrease or increase the values.  The options in the background will change to include/exclude options that fall within your selected criteria.  TIP: Once you’ve clicked on an option and you’re taken to the booking page of the respective provider you will have another chance to change your price ranges.

GetToTheStart marathon accommodation
The closer the two white circles are together, the narrower the search. The wider they are apart, the more options will be returned.

2.3 Changing Dates / Setting a Date Range

Click on ‘Filters’ in the top right corner of the map and change your check in and check out dates accordingly.  TIP: Once you’ve clicked on an option and you’re taken to the booking page of the respective provider you will have another chance to change your dates as many times as required.

Marathon accommodation around start line
Change your check-in and check-out dates as desired.

2.4 Changing the Number of Guests and/or Rooms Required

Click on ‘Filters’ in the top right corner of the map, click on the Guests box and you’ll be able to change the number of adults, children and how many rooms are required.  TIP: Set all your search/filter requirements on this map to ensure you get accurate options returned.

Race accommodation
Change the number of guests and rooms required here to ensure accurate options display.

2.5 Viewing the Price Per Night or by Total Booking Cost

Click on ‘Filters’ in the top right corner of the map and select either ‘Per Night’ or ‘Total Inc. Fees*‘. TIP: Before selecting how you want to view the cost, per night or for the total trip, it is very important that you’ve specified your required date range and the number of guests/rooms required as this will affect the price.  The map’s default setting is 1 night, one person, one room.

Marathon accommodation
Select to view the price per night or the full price incl. fees*

*Note: We do not add any fees or commissions to any bookings.

2.6 Filtering by Room Types

Want to see only hotels/motels or only entire Airbnb’s (not shared) returned in your search? Or do you prefer shared options like hostels or private rooms? This is an incredibly useful feature where you can specify exactly what you want. 

Hotels’ option: If selected, this refines your search to show only hotels, motels, resorts, serviced apartments and similar properties.

Entire Airbnb’soption: If selected, this refines your search to show only entire homes or apartments on Airbnb, meaning no shared options will show.  This is similar to selecting ‘Entire Place’ on Airbnb in the filters.

Other’ option: If selected, this refines your search criteria to show only shared spaces, hostels or private rooms in Airbnb’s.

Click on ‘Filters’ in the top right corner of the map and select one of the following. If no option is selected then all the options available will be displayed.

How to use the gettothestart accommodation map
Select your room type here based on the descriptions above this image.

2.7 Zooming In and Out of The Map

Use the plus and minus buttons in the bottom right corner of the map to zoom in and out of the map.

Marathon accommodation