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Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna

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  January 9 - January 13, 2019  -  Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida
 
 
 
 
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UPDATE REGARDING REGISTRATION DATES. We are working to create a more streamlined race registration experience for runDisney participants. As a result, registration for the 2018-19 Walt Disney World race event weekends will be temporarily delayed; however, all races are still scheduled for this season as planned. Registration for this summer's Virtual Running Shorts Series and the June 5K will open on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at noon ET. We apologize for the delay and will have more information to share on June 1 regarding registration for all remaining races.


THE EVENT

You're invited to join us for the most magical race weekend on Earth at Walt Disney World® Resort where your favorite classic Disney characters are the hosts! With race distances for all skill levels, including Kids Races, a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, participants will enjoy special Disney entertainment on course and earn one-of-a-kind Disney finisher medals. Plus, runners can take on race challenges to earn even more bling. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran runner, everyone can experience the magic of running through Walt Disney World® Resort!



Sunday, January 13, 2019


Join us for the most magical race on Earth through Walt Disney World® Resort!

It's a spectacular race with your host Mickey Mouse! Every step is magic on this 26.2-mile run through Walt Disney World® Resort with plenty of surprises, entertainment and Disney magic along the way.


Start line of the Walt Disney World Marathon.
Male runner during Walt Disney World Marathon.
Runner high fives Minnie Mouse at the Walt Disney World Marathon finish line.

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the website 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.




Saturday, January 12, 2019


Take on a thrilling 13.1-mile run through Walt Disney World® Resort!

The Walt Disney World® Half Marathon is chock full of excitement, adventure, and surprises on a 13.1-mile course through Walt Disney World® Resort. There'll be lots of Disney entertainment along the way plus your favorite Disney characters to cheer you on to a fabulous finish.


Runners with Donald Duck at the Walt Disney World Half Marathon finish line.
Runner dressed as Donald Duck finishes the Walt Disney World Half Marathon.
Walt Disney World Half Marathon medal featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the website 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.




Saturday, January 12 - Sunday, January 13, 2019


Celebrate the Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge – two days and 39.3 miles of fun!

There's nothing Goofy about Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge! It's 39.3 miles and two days of pure fun and Disney magic starting with the Half Marathon on Saturday followed by the Marathon on Sunday. Complete both races within the pacing requirements and you'll earn the coveted Goofy medal in addition to your Half Marathon and Marathon finisher medals.


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.


Runner dressed as Goofy finishes race during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.
Runners pose with Goofy during the Walt Disney World Marathon.
Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge medals during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the website 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.




Friday, January 11, 2019


Join the runDisney fun with Minnie Mouse on a magical 10K run!

Enjoy a thrilling 6.2-mile run for the Walt Disney World® 10K with your hostess Minnie Mouse. There'll be plenty of Disney entertainment along the way including your favorite Disney characters to cheer you on! It's a perfect run and ideal choice for runners of all levels.


Minnie Mouse at the finish line of Walt Disney World 10K.
Walt Disney World 10K medals with Minnie Mouse theme.
Runner dressed as Minnie Mouse during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the website 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.



Thursday, January 10, 2019


Gather the family for a magical run during the Walt Disney World® 5K!

Invite the whole family to enjoy a great run through Walt Disney World® Resort where you'll experience a magical course with Disney entertainment along the way before a fantastic 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 fun!


Runners dressed as Pluto finish the Walt Disney World 5K.
Runner celebrates with Pluto after the Walt Disney World 5K.
Walt Disney World 5K medal in front of Spaceship Earth at Epcot during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the website 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.




Thursday, January 10 - Sunday, January 13, 2019


Take on the ultimate race challenge – 48.6 miles of fun in the Dopey Challenge!

It's four days of race magic for a total of 48.6 miles in the Dopey Challenge! Participants will run the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Walt Disney World® Marathon back-to-back days. If you complete all four races within the pacing requirements you will be awarded the Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge medal and the Dopey Challenge finisher medal in addition to the individual race medals for a total of six pieces of "bling."


You must register for the Dopey Challenge to receive the Goofy's Race and a Half 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.


Runners finish the Walt Disney World Marathon.
Runners pose with Dopey for the Dopey Challenge during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.
Dopey Challenge medals for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the website 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.



Friday, January 11 – Saturday, January 12, 2019

Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports 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 on 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 One Mile Run during this fun-filled weekend. There's even a Diaper Dash for crawlers! Space is limited.


Parents are allowed to run with their child. Any parents that participate with their child must sign a separate event waiver. The event will follow a rolling start beginning with the 100m dash followed by the 200m and Diaper Dash. The One Mile Run will have a separate start location and time. All distances will utilize the same finish location.


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runDisney Kids Races Age Groups:

  • 12 months and under - Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-4 years old - 100m dash
  • 5-8 years old - 200m dash
  • One Mile Run - Open to all children 13 years old & under

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 website can be updated. Due to safety and capacity limits, the date registered for must be the date attended; race days are not interchangeable.



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 9, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida 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.



runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Highlights:

  • Race bib, shirt & gEAR bag pick-up
  • Official runDisney Merchandise
  • Latest in apparel, fitness equipment, high tech gadgets and nutritional products


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.



Disney Cruise Line 4-night Bahamian Cruise January 14-18, 2019 following Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend January 9-13, 2019


Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida

Disney Castaway Cay 5K

January 16, 2019



From Parks to Paradise, join the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge!

The Disney Castaway Cay Challenge is an ultimate running adventure, combining one magical 5K event or longer during the 2019 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend (January 9-13, 2019) with a Castaway Cay 5K on Disney Cruise Line's private tropical island in the Bahamas the following week. On Monday, when Marathon Weekend is over, set sail on board the Disney Dream for a 4-night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral. You'll sail to Disney Castaway Cay for your 5K run along sandy white beaches, past swaying palms and sparkling turquoise lagoons, with magical Disney moments to surprise you along the way. It's a runner's paradise in a spectacular island oasis. From parks to paradise…and a dream getaway on board a magical cruise!


Go to Disneycruise.com to book your January 14, 2019 cruise aboard the Disney Dream today, then register for the Castaway Cay Challenge when general registration for Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend opens. Availability for the 1/14/19 Disney Dream sailing is limited, please book your cruise before registering for the Castaway Cay Challenge. Be sure to enter your Cruise reservation number when registering for the race.


Runners cross the start line of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Cay 5K for the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge.
Castaway Cay Challenge participants run the Castaway Cay 5K.
Runners celebrate with Mickey Mouse after the Castaway Cay 5K for the Castaway Cay Challenge during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.

Castaway Cay 5K Highlights:

  • 3.1-mile course through Disney Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line's private island in the Bahamas
  • Course runs past sparkling lagoons, the harbor and white sandy beaches
  • Surprise Disney magical moments and entertainment on course

*The number of registrations for the 2019 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend races and the Castaway Cay 5K is limited and subject to availability. To be eligible for the Castaway Cay Challenge runners must enter their cruise reservation number at the time of registration for the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge race event. All races are subject to age eligibility requirements and capacity limits. All race registration fees are non-refundable. Events/races may be subject to delay, change, or cancellation for inclement weather or other safety concerns.

** A reservation on the January 14, 2019 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise is required in order to participate. Disney Cruise Line availability for the January 14, 2019 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise is limited. It is recommended that you book your Disney cruise PRIOR to registering for the Castaway Cay Challenge. If your Disney Castaway Cay Challenge spot is forfeited for any reason, the race fee is non-refundable. Please refer to Disney Cruise Line for cruise refund policies.



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