Discover an enchanting realm of entertainment during the most magical race in the world. Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is an annual race series that truly is an event for all ages. Events include a runner’s expo, a 5K, 10K, half and full marathons as well as other challenges for experienced runners. Parents! Make sure you cheer on your children as they can part in the fun-filled action with runDisney’s Kids Races.
From January 9 – 13 the Disney exclusive race will celebrate its 26th anniversary and provide event-goers with commemorative shirts, medallions and other specialized apparel.
The Full Marathon will feature a 26.2 mile course that winds in and out of all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks as well as the ESPN sports complex. Find encouragement from dozens of Disney characters who will be cheering on runners at every turn. The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend has a race for every level of athlete. Beginning runners may be more inclined to participate in the 13.1 mile Half Marathon or 10K races. Adversely, advanced runners will look to take down the Dopey Challenge which includes 48.6 miles of race action across all events. Finishers can earn up to six personalized medals with Disney’s patented characters.
“Create the most magical vacation at the miraculous Walt Disney World Theme Park where runners of all ages and levels can compete in an extraordinary weekend long race.”
The four day event will take place the first weekend of January at Disney’s theme park in Orlando, Florida. Spectators are offered exclusive package deals to cheer on their family and friends. Check out Disney’s chEAR squad ticket options to receive event apparel and reserved viewing locations.
The race offers plenty of other viewing areas along the course. Stake out a spot in the Magic Kingdom Park or at the finish line. Be sure to arrive early to claim a complimentary spot before it’s gone!
Orlando is a fairly spread out city, therefore utilizing motorized transportation methods will be your best bet when traveling. Highways and parking lots are abundant throughout the central Florida city, United States.
Renting a car or taking advantage of rideshare options and taxis will get you where you want to be quickly. Trolleys and buses are also a great way to explore the different parts of the city. Be sure to check out Orlando’s transit city guide for more information.
To get the most out of your magical weekend, participants should highly consider booking a stay at the Disney Resort.
For one, the rooms are located in the heart of it all and each hotel comes decked out with specialized Disney touches. Choose from the Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or the Animal Kingdom resorts depending on your personal preferences.
For a complete list of packages head over to runDisney’s travel page.
Although Orlando is home to their biggest attraction of Disney World, the city offers plenty of other activities for all types of people. The nightlife is constantly moving while restaurants and theatres will keep you full and entertained.
Take part in ecosystem tours or golf at some of the country’s most pristine courses. Relax at world-class spas or take in the culture of Florida at the dozens of museums and galleries. Looking to stay outside of the resort?
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