EVENTS

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna

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January 4-January 8, 2017 -  Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida
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Travel

When you travel to the Walt Disney World® Resort for a runDisney event, participating in the race is only part of your vacation experience. With four Theme Parks, two Water Parks, Disney Springs, and over 20 Resorts to choose from, there is fun for the whole family during a runDisney race weekend.


Plan your Walt Disney World® Vacation today!


Training

Training with Jeff Galloway

International Marathon trainer and author, Jeff Galloway, has led thousands of runners across the finish line, while reducing their chance of injury to almost zero with his proven training programs. Click here to find the Jeff Galloway training program that works best for you! Be sure to check the Race Pacing Chart to train to the optimal pace.



Notes:

  • Transportation is only provided to and from the host resorts.
  • Parking is limited at all venues. We strongly encourage the use of event transportation whenever possible.
  • Please check with the respective resort front desks for race transportation pick up locations.

Walt Disney World® 5K

  • Bus Transportation
    - 4:00 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Participants must board transportation no later than 4:45 a.m. in order to make it to their corrals on time.

runDisney Kids Races

  • Utilize Expo Transportation Schedule

Walt Disney World® 10K

  • Bus Transportation
    - 3:30 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Participants must board transportation no later than 4:00 a.m. in order to make it to their corrals on time

Walt Disney World® Half Marathon

  • Bus Transportation
    - 3:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Monorail Transportation will be available starting at 3:00 a.m.
  • Participants must board transportation no later than 4:00 a.m. in order to make it to their corrals on time.

Walt Disney World® Marathon

  • Bus Transportation
    - 3:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Monorail Transportation will be available starting at 3:00 a.m.
  • Participants must board transportation no later than 4:00 a.m. in order to make it to their corrals on time.

Driving Directions

Guests who do not stay at a host resort will need to provide their own transportation to weekend events.


Directions to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Expo and Kids Races)
Take 1-4 to exit 65 (Osceola Parkway West). Take 
a left onto Victory Way and park in the main lot. 
Proceed on foot to the main entrance.


Directions to Epcot® (5K, 10K,Half Marathon)
On Friday and Saturday:
Take I-4 to exit 64 (192 West) and follow the signs
 to Epcot®.


Directions to Epcot® (Marathon)
On Sunday:
Take I-4 to exit 65 (Osceola Parkway West) and follow the signs to Epcot®. Guests coming from 192 are strongly encouraged to follow signs to Disney World via the World Drive Exit because there will be SIGNIFICANT DELAYS starting at 3:30 a.m. due to road closures.


For Guests driving to Epcot® on Saturday and Sunday, EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DELAYS! Roads begin to close as early as 11:00 p.m. on the evenings before the Half Marathon and Marathon.


GPS devices or other sources will be inaccurate due to road closures. Please use the provided directions. Corral walk out will begin at 4:30 a.m. To ensure you make it to your corral and optimal starting point, please plan to be in your corral at 5:00 a.m. Please note, it takes 20 minutes to walk from the Family Reunion area (Epcot Wonder Lot) to the start line. Arriving late may affect your ability to start.


Runners will be prohibited from accessing the start corrals from Bonnet Creek Parkway or Buena Vista Drive. You must access the start corrals through the Explore Lot at Epcot. Runners who try to access the start corrals from any area other than the Explore Lot at Epcot ® are subject to disqualification. Runner drop off is available in the Taxi Lot at Epcot®.


All information is subject to change.



Merchandise


Gear up for your Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend race with the latest runDisney merchandise.


Shop now at DisneyStore.com!



Disney Floral & Gifts

Celebrate Your Runner's Accomplishments with an Exclusive Celebration



Toast their triumph with an exclusive "Magical Marathon Finish." Personalized declaration and medal included!


Shop now at Disney Floral & Gifts or speak with a Dream Maker at (407) WDW-GIFT or (407) 939-4438.



Why Do You Run?

If you're running in an upcoming runDisney race event and have a really compelling story, we want to hear it. Have you overcome an enormous obstacle or hardship? Do you have a remarkable weight-loss story? Are you running on behalf of someone else who is facing incredible odds?


At runDisney, we understand that runners have a variety of motivations for running in a race and how it's often those motivations that inspire you to reach the finish line when the road stretches long and the hour stretches even longer. We think your incredible story deserves to be told and we'd love to help spread the word across our social channels, on the Disney Parks Blog or with local or national news media.


Check out a few of these inspiring runDisney stories:


If you or someone you know has a great runDisney story to tell, share it with us! Please send an email to WDPR.DisneySportsStories@Disney.com.