Previewing a 20th Anniversary Weekend

Previewing a 20th Anniversary Weekend

The 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna® is finally here and is jam-packed with races, parties and experts helping to make your race weekend special.

The ultimate guide to the event weekend is the Official Race Program. Download it today or pick up a printed copy at the Disney's Health and Fitness Expo.

Speaking of the Expo, if you're looking for some insider info or advice from industry experts, be sure to check out the Speaker Series, featuring Jeff Galloway, Frank Shorter, Dick Beardsley, John Hughes, Tara Gidus and more. While you're there, you'll be right in the middle of more than 60 vendors who have an incredible assortment of apparel, merchandise and fitness equipment available for you to try out. Want a preview? Check out this Facebook photo gallery featuring some of the hottest items, like:

With races spanning four days, there is a lot of transportation information and some details you'll need to know. Dennis Marsico and Sage Steele have you covered in the videos below, one each for the Kids Races/5K and for the Half/Full Marathon.

Kids Races & 5K Preview Video:

Half Marathon & Marathon Preview Video:

One of the highlights of the weekend will undoubtedly be the incredible 20th Anniversary Marathon Medal. Have you seen it come to life yet? With two spinners, featuring Walt Disney quotes and Mickey Mouse images, it is not to be missed!

Disney Art Director, David Brotherton, sat down with runDisney to explain how this year's medal came to be and the inspiration behind each of the intricate elements.

After earning the all-new finisher medal at the marathon on Sunday, be sure to head to Downtown Disney® to show it off at the Cool Down Party, where you can unwind with great food and music.

We'll be covering the events all weekend long, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we'll be using the following hashtags: #WDWMarathon, #WDWHalf and #GoofyChallenge.

Have fun! Be safe! And we'll see you at the Finish Line!