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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.

Race Registration


  • Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna
  • Dopey Challenge presented by Cigna
  • Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge presented by Cigna
  • Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna
  • Walt Disney World® 10K presented by Cigna
  • Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna
  • Disney Castaway Cay Challenge
  • runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce on the Go

Early Registration Opportunities

Select early registration opportunities are available the week prior to official registration opening date for each race weekend.


  • Walt Disney World® Annual Passholders - Learn more
  • Disneyland® Annual Passholders - Learn more
  • Disney Vacation Club Members - Learn more
  • Golden Oak Residents

Run for a Cause

runDisney Charity Groups Program

Make your run count! The runDisney Charity Groups Program provides a great opportunity to support a charitable organization while running at one of our runDisney events. If you would like to run for a cause at the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend, please contact one of the runDisney Charity Groups below to learn more. Contact the organization of your choice directly to find out what criteria each of their participants must meet to be part of their group.


Benefits of Booking with a Charity Group

  • Guaranteed race entry even if races sell out
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel rates
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World® Theme Park Tickets
  • Select discounts on other race weekend amenities
  • Satisfaction of making a difference through fundraising and running for the organization of your choice

Travel Providers

runDisney Travel Provider Program

The runDisney Travel Provider Program provides runners traveling to our events special travel packages and superb customer service. Whether you are traveling domestically or internationally, these runDisney Travel providers can help put together a travel package that is right for you! Contact any of the Travel providers below for more information!


Why book with a runDisney Travel Provider?


There are many benefits to booking your Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend trip with one of the travel providers participating in the runDisney Travel Provider Program:


  • Personalized guest service and communication from our Participating Travel Provider.
  • Guaranteed and specially-priced Runner Packages, even if races sell out
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel rates
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World® Theme Park Tickets
  • Select discounts on other race weekend amenities
  • Ease of mind – leave the travel planning to the experts so you can focus on your training!

*Every Travel Provider is different, so please be sure to contact them directly for specific payment options.


Registration Policy

  • Entry fees for the Walt Disney World® Marathon Events, Commemorative Items, or any other Walt Disney World® Marathon event(s) related purchases 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.
  • Registrations may be transferred within the same race weekend, to a different race distance, as long as the desired race distance is not sold out. The Guest must first register for the new event for the transfer to be valid; any difference in registration price for a lesser distance (if any) will be refunded and then a transfer processing fee will be applied.
  • Transfers are not allowed for 5Ks, runDisney Kids Races or sold out events.
  • All races are non-transferable. between individuals, between event weekends, and to events that have reached capacity/sold-out.
  • Race entries/bibs are not transferrable from one person/participant to another person/participant. Sale, trade and/or transfer of race entry/bib number is strictly prohibited and may result in the disqualification of and/or banning offenders from participating at future events. Anyone caught attempting to sell or transfer their race entry/bib to another person/participant, pick up another person's/participant's race entry/bib, or participate in a race using another participant's race entry/bib, will have said race entry/bib cancelled and/or revoked, be disqualified, and be removed from the race without refund.

*Dates, times and prices subject to change, and all races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time.


Eligibility

  • Participants for Walt Disney World® Marathon, Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge and Dopey Challenge must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Participants for Walt Disney World® Half Marathon must be 14 years of age or older.
  • Participants for Walt Disney World® 10K must be 10 years of age or older.
  • You must be 5 years of age on race day to participate in the Walt Disney World® 5K. Each participant must be able to complete the 5K on their own.
  • Children 13 and under can participate in the One Mile Run. Other runDisney Kids Race distances are determined by age group.

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.


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



Race Bib Pick-Up

  • You must pick up your own race bib (which includes your event-issued bib number and timing device) during regularly scheduled hours. Individuals will no longer be able to pick up bibs on behalf of others.
  • Download and complete your personalized race waiver online (available approximately two weeks prior to event).
  • Parents or legal guardians must download and complete the personalized race waiver for minors and pick up their race bib.
  • Visit the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to pick up your race bib.
  • You must have a valid ID in order to pick up your race bib (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.
  • The payer or registrant may pick up ChEAR Squad packets.


Please remember, Proof of Time must be provided by October 9, 2018.


runDisney Proof of Time Guidelines:

If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in less than 2:45 hours or the Marathon in less than 5:30 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. Please note we do not accept self-timed, training, or virtual runs as proof of time.


  • Proof of time must be provided from an officially timed race reflecting results after January 1, 2017 and must be one of the below listed distances. Runners will be placed in the last corral if the appropriate race distance is not submitted for Proof of Time.
    • Half Marathon – 10K, 12K, 15K, 10-Mile, Half Marathon or Marathon
    • Full Marathon – 10 Mile, Half Marathon or Marathon
  • A valid proof of time provided at the time of registration must include the following*:
    • Name of Race
    • Distance
    • City
    • State
    • Date
    • Finish time
    • Link to Results

*For example, Walt Disney World Marathon, 26.2, Orlando, FL, 1/7/18, – 4:35


  • For starting corral placement, proof of time must be submitted by the participant for each individual race.
  • If proof of time is not provided by October 9, 2018, data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start corral.
  • No corral changes will be made after October 9, 2018.
  • Past runDisney races may be used as proof of time, however they are not automatically input for your race registration.
  • Proof of time submissions must be made within your active.com account and cannot be accepted via email.
  • Click here to update your proof of time on your active.com account.
  • To update the proof of time for a minor only, please email disneysports@trackshack.com.
  • For any questions regarding proof of time, please email disneysports@trackshack.com

Pacing Requirements

  • 16-minute-per-mile pace for all athletes in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K.
  • Runners unable to maintain the pace may be picked up at any point along the course and transported to the finish line.
  • 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 or flags at each mile markers according to the official pace time. If you reach a mile marker with a light wand or flag 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.


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
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