EVENTS

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®

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January 7-January 11, 2015 -  Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida

Walt Disney World® Marathon

99%

Half Marathon

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Walt Disney World® 10K

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Disney Family Fun Run 5K

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runDisney Kids Races

72%

Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge

99%

Dopey Challenge

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Race Retreat

90%

Pasta in the Park

65%% Full
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Weekend Schedule

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015


Family Reunion Breakfast

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Breakfast Pricing includes

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Disney character meet & greets
  • Opportunities for photos and autographs with Disney Characters

Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna®

Epcot®
6:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015


runDisney Kids' Races

New Balance Track & Field Complex

11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015

11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015
11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015


Mickey Mile

New Balance Track & Field Complex

12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015

12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015
12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015


Pasta in the Park Party

Epcot®
7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015
7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015
7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015



Walt Disney World® 10K presented by Cigna®

Epcot®
5:30 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015



Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna®

Start/Finish: Epcot®
5:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015


Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna®

Start/Finish: Epcot®
5:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 11, 2015


The Cool Down Party at Downtown Disney®

Downtown Disney®
Sunday, January 11, 2015


Race Retreat

Location: Family Reunion Area
Saturday, January 10, 2015 – 3:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. (runners only)
Sunday, January 11, 2015 – 3:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. (runners only)


All event information is subject to change.



Course

Maps

Course maps for the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend are now available!



Courses subject to change.



Digital Event Guide

The Official Event Guide contains all of the information you need for the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend The digital event guide will be posted here approximately two weeks before the event.



iGiftbag

iGiftbag is your virtual goody bag, filled with great offers and special items just for race weekend participants. As the event draws near, be sure to check your iGiftbag as new offers may be added.

Event Communications

Three months prior to the race, event weekend emails will be sent to all participants with information about your event. Event emails will be posted here once they have been sent. Please note, if you are not receiving event communications, it may be due to opting out of any official The Walt Disney Company emails.


Marathon On Sale Tomorrow - Email

All event information is subject to change.



Corral and Bib Assignment


  • If a runner is seen without their bib number while running on the course, they will be removed from the course for security and safety reasons.
  • Please remember to fill out the Emergency Medical Information on the back of the bib number.
  • The letter on your race number will determine your assigned corral. Letters are assigned based on your estimated finishing time.
  • Each runner will be issued a race bib at Packet Pick-Up. It is the responsibility of the runner to wear the bib during the race.

 

Waivers

  • Waivers will be provided on line approximately two weeks before the race. 
  • You must have your signed waiver and a Photo ID with you to pick up your race packet. 
  • A parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the waiver for any participant under 18 years old.  No exceptions will be made.


Packet Pick-Up

  • Download and complete your personalized race waiver on-line (available approximately one month prior to event).
  • Visit the Walt Disney World® Marathon Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports to pick up your Race Packet.
  • You must have a valid ID in order to pick up your packet (driver's license, passport, Military ID, Government issued ID.)
  • If you do not have a valid photo ID we cannot issue you your race bib. No exceptions will be made.

YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR OWN PARTICIPANT PACKET (WHICH INCLUDES YOUR EVENT-ISSUED BIB NUMBER AND TIMING DEVICE) DURING REGULARLY SCHEDULED HOURS. Individuals will no longer be able to pick up participant packets on behalf of others.



gEAR Bag Check

  • gEAR Bag Check is available for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.
  • A clear plastic bag will be issued to you at Packet Pick-Up to be used for gEAR Bag Check service. No other bag will be accepted.
  • A numbered bag check sticker will be given to you at Packet Pick-Up. Place the sticker in the clearly defined area on your clear plastic bag prior to arriving at gEAR Bag Check.
  • At race completion, your race number will be used to verify your bag when you pick it up.
  • Valuable items should not be checked.
  • The Event Staff is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items.


Proof of Time

If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in less than 3:15 hours or the Marathon in less than 6:30 hours, proof of time is required for start corral placement. Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge and Dopey Challenge participants should adhere to Full Marathon proof of time requirements. Proof of time is not required for the 5K and 10K races. Please reference the Pacing Requirements below for finish times and associated pacing per mile.


  • Proof of time must be provided from a certified race reflecting results after January 1, 2013.
    • Half Marathon - 10K or longer.
    • Full Marathon - 10 Miles or longer
  • A valid proof of time provided at the time of registration must include the following*:
    • Name of Race
    • Year
    • Distance
    • Time finished
    • City
    • State
    • Date


    *For example, Walt Disney World Marathon, 26.2, Orlando, FL, 1/13/13, - 3:35


    • If you do not have a proof of time to submit, list "N/A" at the point of registration.
    • If proof of time is not provided by October 10, 2014, data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start corral.
    • As a reminder, you will no longer be able to bring proof of your estimated finish time to the Runner Relations booth during the Expo and have your start corral placement changed.
    • For any questions regarding proof of time, please email disneysports@trackshack.com.

    Race Pacing Chart

    Pace/Mile

    Half Marathon

    Full Marathon

    6:00

    1:19:00

    2:37:00

    6:30

    1:25:00

    2:50:00

    7:00

    1:32:00

    3:03:00

    7:30

    1:38:00

    3:17:00

    8:00

    1:45:00

    3:30:00

    8:30

    1:51:00

    3:43:00

    9:00

    1:58:00

    3:56:00

    9:30

    2:04:00

    4:09:00

    10:00

    2:11:00

    4:22:00

    10:30

    2:18:00

    4:35:00

    11:00

    2:24:00

    4:48:00

    11:30

    2:31:00

    5:01:00

    12:00

    2:37:00

    5:14:00

    12:30

    2:44:00

    5:28:00

    13:00

    2:50:00

    5:41:00

    13:30

    2:57:00

    5:54:00

    14:00

    3:03:00

    6:07:00

    14:30

    3:10:00

    6:20:00

    15:00

    3:17:00

    6:33:00

    15:30

    3:23:00

    6:46:00

    16:00

    3:30:00

    6:59:00

     


    Pacing Requirements

    • 16 minute per mile pace for all athletes in the Walt Disney World® Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.
    • Runners unable to maintain the pace may be picked up at any point along the course and transported to the finish.
    • A training pace of 15-minute per mile pace is recommended.
    • Pace Cyclists will be on the course indicating when runners are behind pace by waving light wands at each mile markers according to the official pace time. If you reach a mile marker with a light wand waving, please note you are behind the required 16-minute per mile pace and can be picked up at any time and transported to the course pick up tent.
    • Click here to learn more about Proof of Time and to view our Race Pacing Chart, which will help you calculate your anticipated finish time based on your race pace.

    The CLIF BAR Pace Team will be returning as this year's "official" Walt Disney World® Marathon and Walt Disney World® Half Marathon Pace Team.


    Here's How It Works:

    • Each Pace Leader will run even splits (every mile will be run in the same amount of time) throughout the race.
    • By following your Pace Team leader, you'll cross the finish line in under two minutes of your goal time.
    • Pace Teams will be provided for the following finish times:
      • Marathon - 3:10, 3:20, 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30.
      • Half Marathon – 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00

    Meet Your Pacer at the Expo

    • Meet your Pace Team leader before the race at the Health & Fitness Expo.
    • Learn about your Pacer's marathon experience; insights on staying hydrated during the race; and assorted tips.
    • Get your free Pace Band from a Pace Leader.

    Where to Meet on Race Day

    • On race morning, pace leaders will be lined up according to their pace and holding signs with their finish times. Join your appropriate pace group.

    Need more info? Learn more about how the Clif Bar Pace Team can help you achieve your best full or half marathon ever and sign-up by visiting clifbar.com.



Safety

Safety Reminder

  • For everyone's safety, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. Violators will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area.
  • We can offer human guides to assist registered participants with disabilities.  Please contact rundisney@disneysports.com no later than 90 days in advance of the event.

 

Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure your safety.


Costumes

Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that we consider inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests. All participants and their Guests may dress as their favorite character, but must follow these guidelines as determined solely by Disney:


  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent
  • Guests may not wear masks of any kind
  • Guests who dress like Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests
  • Costumes may not drag on the ground
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon
  • Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, a race or any race related event/activity unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards

Weather

The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the Event Management staff.


As a reminder, the registration fees are non-refundable.


The Walt Disney World® Resort Lightning Policy

Event operations will shut down when lightning is 10 miles out from the event areas. Event operations will not resume until the lightning is 10 miles out moving away from the event areas. The Sports Manager will determine this using the Flash to Bang Rule* and weather radar. The Sports Manager will consult with Walt Disney World® Resort Management on a course of action to utilize the operational rain plan, delay the event, or cancel the event.


*Flash to Bang Rule* is applied by measuring the time (in seconds) between a visual lightning "Flash" and hearing the resulting "Bang". This time is then divided by a factor of "5" to obtain distance in miles. For example, 50 seconds between "Flash" and "Bang" divided by "5" equals 10 miles.



Beneficiary

THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®(LLS), an organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancers. With the support of thousands of volunteers and participants in LLS's Team In Training program, the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend will help blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.


To help celebrate, you can make a donation on active.com.


LLS uses theWalt Disney World® Marathon Weekend as both a platform to create awareness of this life saving cause and to raise much needed funds for research.


About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®(LLS)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS), headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 61 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $550 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, LLS made 5.1 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. To learn more, visit www.lls.org.



Awards

Overall Half Marathon male, female and wheelchair winners Family Reunion area, Saturday January 10, 8:30 am.


Overall Marathon male, female and wheelchair winners Family Reunion area, Sunday, January 11, 9:30 am


The following awards will be presented on-site at the Awards Ceremony. Please note, overall awards are based on Gun Time.


  • Top 3 Overall Male & Female Marathon/Half Marathon Finishers
  • Top Overall Male & Female Marathon/Half Marathon Wheelchair Winners (push rim only)

Masters, Military, and Age Group Awards

The Masters, Military and Age Group awards listed below for Marathon, and Half Marathon will be distributed by mail after the event. (Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.) Because of the number of people who participate in each event, it can often take several minutes to cross the start line. In the interest of fairness, the Masters, Military, and Age Group awards will be based on Net Time. Note: A runner will not receive two awards for the same race result. Relay awards will be based on Net time.

  • Top 5 Male and Female Marathon/Half Marathon Military finishers
  • Overall Male and Female Masters Champion*
  • 2nd and 3rd place wheelchairs winners (push rim only, based on gun time)
  • Top 5 Age Groups (Male and Female)**

Walt Disney World® 10K

10K awards will be distributed by mail after the event. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Because of the number of people who participate in each event, it can often take several minutes to cross the start line. In the interest of fairness, Military and age group award winners will be based on Net Time. Masters (40 and over) who place in the overall division will receive that overall award only. Please note that a runner will not receive two awards for the same race result.


  • Top 3 Overall Female Finishers
  • Top 3 Overall Male Finishers
  • Top 3 Overall Female Wheelchair Finishers (push rim only)
  • Top 3 Overall Male Wheelchair Finishers (push rim only)
  • Overall Female Masters Champion
  • Overall Male Masters Champion
  • Top 3 Female Military Finishers
  • Top 3 Male Military Finishers

The top three male and female runners will receive awards in the following age groups:


10-17 30-34 45-49 60-64 75-79
18-24 35-39 50-54 65-69 80+
25-29 40-44 55-59 70-74  
25-29 40-44 55-59 70-74

An individual runner will not receive two awards for the same race result.


14-17 30-34 45-49 60-64 75-79
18-24 35-39 50-54 65-69 80+
25-29 40-44 55-59 70-74

A runner will not receive two awards for the same race result.



*Masters (40 and over) that place in the overall division will receive that overall award only.

**Age Group awards are individual awards and will only be awarded in the Marathon and Half Marathon events.

*** Award presented only for the Half Marathon.

All information is subject to change.