A New Route For The 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon

Disney has a few fun changes in store for the runners of the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend events, presented by Cigna. More than 100,000 runners and spectators are expected to participate during the annual five-day event happening January 8th through 12th, 2020.

A New Route For The 2020 Walt Disney World MarathonA New Route For The 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon

Let's start with the big news - marathon runners will cover a brand new race course that "includes participants running through Blizzard Beach Water Park and spending more time running inside Epcot and less time on the roads outside the parks." More park time is always something to cheer about!

The pre-race and post-race outdoor area where runners can retrieve their gear, take photos, hydrate, stretch and recover from the race will also see changes for the 2020 event.

The bad news - runners are going to have to get up even earlier than before. Start time for the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon will be at 5:00 a.m. which is 30 minutes earlier than in previous years.

ChEAR Squad packages for spectators, will be available for the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon. The 2020 ChEAR Squad will provide exclusive access to the finish line, popular Magic Kingdom viewing locations and other amenities. What it will not include is access to the open-air runner experience.

Kenneth b Torbett wrote on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 22:47:

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since the cheer squad packages are sold out how and where can I watch my son race the marathon on Sunday?

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 01:27:

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Hi Kenneth! There will be several options along the route that give you the opportunity to watch the race. Personally I would start by parking at at Epcot and then taking the monorail over to watch him run the Magic Kingdom leg, then return to Epcot to see the finish. There are plenty of viewing areas that are not limited to CheEAR Squad.

Check out the official digital event guide for more information https://guide.rundisney.events/

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