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Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®

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January 6-January 10, 2016 -  Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida
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THE EVENT

Four Theme Parks and 26.2 magical miles!

The Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna® is the final race of the weekend, where you will complete the most magical 26.2 miles on Earth. The course takes you through all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, starting at Epcot®, continuing on to the Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios before an exhilarating finish back at Epcot®. Plus there's an all-new Mickey Mouse finisher medal for you to remember the magic. Join the fun during the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend.


Registration for the 2016 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna® will open April 28, 2015! Sign up for an email reminder today!

Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna®

Sunday, January 10, 2016

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Epcot®


The most magical race on earth!

You're a runner who loves adventure! Your priority in a race is the course. And now you're about to head out on the most magical course on earth during the final race of the weekend -- a 26.2 mile run that'll take you through four Walt Disney World® theme parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports and the Walt Disney World® SPEEDWAY. From the Magic Kingdom® Park, home of Mickey, Minnie and the whole Disney gang and the wild adventure of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park, to the show biz excitement of Disney's Hollywood Studios, and incredible Epcot®, your Marathon adventure is unlike any other anywhere on earth.


You must register for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge or Dopey Challenge to receive the challenge medals upon completion of all races within the pacing requirements.


Walt Disney World® Marathon
Walt Disney World® Marathon
Walt Disney World® Marathon

Walt Disney World® Marathon Highlights

  • 26.2-mile course through all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the Walt Disney World® SPEEDWAY
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • The Cool Down Party at Downtown Disney®

Walt Disney World® Marathon Participants Receive

  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut* - View Size Chart
  • All new commemorative Mickey Mouse Finisher Medal*
  • Official Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 6, 2015 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking sign up for friends and family
  • Personalized results website

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.

Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.



Saturday, January 9, 2016

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish:Epcot®


Saturday starts with a thrilling 13.1 run through Magic Kingdom® Park and Epcot®

It's Saturday morning and excitement fills the air as you take your place for the start of the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon. This amazing 13.1 mile course is a runner's delight, taking you through the magic, wonder, and sheer charm of Magic Kingdom® Park, then on to Epcot®, home of international World Showcase and Future World. The race concludes with a spectacular finish in the shadow of Spaceship Earth.


You must register for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge or Dopey Challenge to receive the challenge medals upon completion of all races within the pacing requirements.


Walt Disney World® Half Marathon
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon

Walt Disney World® Half Marathon Highlights

  • 13.1-mile course through Walt Disney World® Theme Parks
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • The Cool Down Party at Downtown Disney® (Sunday evening)

Walt Disney World® Half Marathon Participants Receive

  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut* - View Size Chart
  • All new Donald Duck Finisher medal*
  • Official Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 6, 2015 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking sign up for friends and family
  • Personalized results website

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.



Saturday, January 9 - Sunday, January 10, 2016

Start/Finish: Epcot®


Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge - two days, four parks, 39.3 miles of fun!

There's nothing Goofy about Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge! Its 39.3 miles and two-days of pure fun and Disney magic. Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge combines Saturday's Half Marathon – over 13.1 miles through Disney's Magic Kingdom® Park and Epcot® - with Sunday's full Marathon which covers 26.2 miles through all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks including Epcot®, Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Complete both races within the pacing requirements and you'll earn the coveted Goofy Medal in addition to your Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse finisher medals. Registration for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge is required to receive the Goofy medal.


Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge
Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge
Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge

Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge Highlights

  • Half and Full Marathon courses through Walt Disney World® Theme Parks totaling 39.3 miles
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • The Cool Down Party at Downtown Disney® (Sunday evening)

Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge Participants Receive

  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's cut for the Marathon, Half Marathon and Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge* - View Size Chart
  • Special Goofy finisher medal, along with the Commemorative Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck finisher medals for completing the Marathon and Half-Marathon*
  • Official Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 06, 2015 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking sign up for friends and family
  • Personalized results website

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.

Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.


You must register for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge to receive the Goofy medal upon completion of both races within the pacing requirements.



Friday, January 8, 2016

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Epcot®


Run in the newest Marathon Weekend event, the 10K!

Join us for the Walt Disney World® 10K. This 6.2 mile course is the perfect distance for runners of all skill levels. Winding throughout Epcot® and the scenic World Showcase, it is the newest way to be part of the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend.


Walt Disney World 10K
Walt Disney World 10K
Walt Disney World 10K

The Walt Disney World® 10K features:

  • 10K course through Epcot®
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort Guests

Race participants in the Walt Disney World® 10K will receive:

  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut* - View Size Chart
  • 10K Finisher Medal*
  • Official Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 6, 2015 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking sign up for friends and family

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.

Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.




Thursday, January 7, 2016

6:15 a.m.

Start/Finish: Epcot®


Take time to run together during Walt Disney World® 5K !

Invite the whole family and enjoy a great run the in the shadow of Disney's spectacular Epcot® Theme Park during Walt Disney World® 5K You'll make your way through Epcot's® amazing Future World and then on to international World Showcase and a thrilling finish. It's all part of the excitement during Walt Disney World® 5K that's a perfect event for beginners, intermediates, or even racing veterans. Adults, teens, tweens – and everyone in between –is invited to join the family fun!


Disney Family Fun Run 5K
Disney Family Fun Run 5K
Disney Family Fun Run 5K

The Walt Disney World® 5K Highlights

  • 5K course through Epcot®
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Family Reunion Area with entertainment and characters
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests

Walt Disney World® 5K Participants Receive:

  • 5K Unisex T-shirt*
  • 5K Finisher medallion*
  • Official Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 06, 2015 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.

Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.



Thursday, January 7 - Sunday, January 10, 2016

Start/Finish: Epcot®


Run 48.6 miles of fun in the Dopey Challenge!

Are you ready for the ultimate endurance challenge? Then take part in four days of fun for a total of 48.6 miles in the all-new Dopey Challenge! Participants will run the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, and if you complete all four races within the pacing requirements you will be awarded the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge medal and the brand new Dopey Challenge finisher medal for a total of six pieces of "bling."


You must register for the Dopey Challenge to receive the Goofy Challenge and Dopey Challenge medals upon completion of all four races within the pacing requirements. Registering for these four events individually will not enable you to receive the challenge medals.


Dopey Challenge
Dopey Challenge
Dopey Challenge

The Dopey Challenge will feature:

  • Four courses through Walt Disney World® Theme Parks totaling 48.6 miles
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort Guests
  • Family Reunion Area with entertainment and characters
  • Indulge and unwind at the Downtown Disney® After Party (Sunday evening)

Race participants in the Dopey Challenge will receive:

  • Champion® Women's or Men's cut*Long-Sleeved Tech Shirts for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge & Dopey Challenge, and 5K cotton Unisex T-Shirt* - View Size Chart
  • Special Dopey finisher medal, along with the commemorative medals for the Marathon, Half Marathon & Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge, 10K finisher medal and the 5K finisher medallion*
  • Official Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 06, 2015 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race
  • Personalized results website

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.

Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.




Thursday, January 7 – Saturday, January 9, 2016

Kids Dashes: 11:00 a.m.

Mickey Mile: 12:30 p.m.

Location: New Balance Track & Field Complex


Every child's a Winner during the runDisney Kids Races!

Every child 13 and under who participates in the runDisney Kids Races goes home a Winner with their very own Finisher Medallion! Children 13 and under are invited to participate in the runDisney Kids Races taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Track & Field Complex on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend. Encourage your youngsters to participate and sign up for any of the Kids' Dashes or the Mickey Mile during this fun-filled weekend. There's even a Diaper Dash for crawlers! Space is limited.


Parents are allowed to run with their children. The event will follow a rolling start beginning with the 100m dash followed by the 200m, 400m and Diaper Dash. The One Mile will have a separate start location and time. All distances will utilize the same finish location.


runDisney Kids Races
runDisney Kids Races
runDisney Kids Races

runDisney Kids Races Age Groups

  • 12 months and under - Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-3 years old - 100m dash
  • 4-6 years old - 200m dash
  • 7-8 years old - 400m dash
  • Mickey Mile - Open to all children 13 years old & under

runDisney Kids Dashes Race Participants Receive

  • runDisney Kids Races T-shirt*
  • Finisher medallion*
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 06, 2015 for name to appear on bib)*
  • Post-race refreshments

Mickey Mile Race Participants Receive

  • Disney Kids Races T-shirt*
  • Finisher medallion*
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 06, 2015 for name to appear on bib)*
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Mickey Mile Finisher Certificate
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race

Dates, times and prices subject to change. Some Kids' Races' event categories may fill up before others. Races are subject to capacity limits and can close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Due to safety and capacity limits, the date registered for must be the date attended; race days are not interchangeable.


Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.

Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex


One-stop headquarters for all your Race Weekend needs!


Headquarters for everything you need to prepare for race weekend is at the Expo. All runners must attend the Expo for race number, shirt & gEAR bag pick up. During the Expo celebration, you’ll be able to check out the latest in Official runDisney Race Weekend Merchandise, and get a sneak peek at the latest in fitness apparel, footwear, sunglasses, high tech gadgets, and nutritional products. The Expo will also showcase a Speaker Series that includes appearances by celebrity runner and seminars on training, running, and nutrition featuring speakers and panelists from the running industry.



Disney's Health & Fitness Expo
Disney's Health & Fitness Expo
Disney's Health & Fitness Expo

Expo Highlights

  • Race number, shirt & gEAR bag pick up
  • Official runDisney Merchandise
  • Latest in apparel, fitness equipment, high tech gadgets and nutritional products
  • Speaker Series – Guest speakers with seminars including race tips, training and nutrition


Exhibitor Information
If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at one of our runDisney Health & Fitness Expo events, please contact wdw.sports.marathon.expo@disneysports.com.



Thursday, January 7 – Saturday, January 9, 2016

Buffet Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth 9:00 p.m.

Location: Epcot® World Show Place Pavilion


Scrumptious dinner and breathtaking light, laser, and fireworks extravaganza!

The sun never sets on the fun during the Walt Disney World® Marathon weekend . Make a date to celebrate the race just run – or the race to come – at the Pasta in the Park Party evening event at Epcot®. It all begins with a runner friendly buffet dinner followed by Reflections of Earth - a spectacular light, laser, and fireworks extravaganza high above World Showcase Lagoon.


Pasta in the Park Party
Pasta in the Park Party
Pasta in the Park Party

The Pasta in the Park Party at Epcot® Features

  • Entry into Epcot® at 6:00 p.m.
  • Buffet pasta dinner and dessert
  • Disney character Meet & Greets
  • Music and Entertainment
  • Reserved viewing location of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Note: Tickets are non-refundable and are not interchangeable - date purchased must be date attended. Entry into Epcot® before 6:00 p.m. will require a Theme Park ticket. All the above is subject to availability. To make a special dietary or food allergy request, please contact us at runDisney@disneysports.com.



Saturday, January 9, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Enjoy the magic even more with a VIP Race Retreat Package!

Want to add even more magic to your race experience? It's easy with a VIP Race Retreat Package! Race Retreat is a great way for runners to prepare for their race, get pampered, and reunite with friends and family once the race is over.



Sunday, January 10, 2016

2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Downtown Disney®


Join the Cool Down Party and Celebrate a Race Well Run!

You've worked hard and did your best during this year's Marathon weekend. Now, it's time to join family and friends for an evening of fun, relaxation, and good times at the Cool Down Party at Downtown Disney®. Enjoy delicious food, great music, and get a chance to pick up some last minute keepsake merchandise to remember the weekend. Admission to the Cool Down Party at Downtown Disney® is open to race participants, their guests and the public.