Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Dream Big and Go For It!

"Dream big and go for it!" That was the advice given by a finisher of the Dopey Challenge on Sunday at the Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna®, and we couldn't agree more!

Marathoners from across the globe traveled around the World today - Walt Disney World Resort that is! Beginning with fireworks at the start line, runners traveled to Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®.


Fredison Costa beat out Adriano Bastos to claim his third title in four years (and the 10th straight title for Brazil) with an unofficial time of 2:21:39. Angela Brito from Ecuador took the Female title, finishing in 2:47:44. And it was Michael Wardian, pictured above, who was awarded the first ever Dopey Challenge medal. Take a look at the trip they took along with the field of 26,000 runners in the video below.

We hope you are out celebrating your inspirational accomplishments tonight with famliy, friends and fellow runners. The Cool Down Party began just a few minutes ago at Downtown Disney®, with special features just for you. And wherever you are celebrating, be it at Downtown Disney, in one of the Theme Parks, or in the comfort of your living room, share your bling and celebrations with us on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtags #rundisney and #wdwmarathon. We'll be celebrating with you all night and will share some of our favorites back.

Congratulations on dreaming big, going for it, and reaching the finish line of the Walt Disney World Marathon!