runDisney Kicks Off The 25th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

This week more than twenty thousand runners will be stepping off on their own personal journeys to greatness as they try and conquer the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna. For 25 years this annual event has taken runners along the 26.2-mile course through Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The only runDisney course that goes through all four parks, this is the race that started it all.

25th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon25th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon

The biggest weekend celebration runDisney has ever hosted includes a plethora of activities including: the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World(r) Marathon, Half Marathon, Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge, 5K, 5th Anniversary Dopey Challenge, 10K, runDisney Kids Races and Disney Cruise Line Castaway Cay Challenge.

As always the weekend will offer abundant Disney entertainment for runner and spectators, photo opportunities with Disney characters, beautiful new anniversary participants medals, merchandise, ChEAR Zones, Runner Tracking, and Race Retreats. I'd hazard to say it's about as much fun as one can have while running a marathon.

Races For All Levels Of RunnersRaces For All Levels Of Runners

runDisney events have motivated countless numbers of people to get up and get moving, offering a wide range of goal races for every skill level. Are you interested in becoming part of the runDisney community? The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend events are just one of many being held in 2018.

  • Princess Half Marathon Weekend - February 22nd - 25th, 2018
    Direct registrations are sold out, however Travel Partners with available bibs are still listed on the runDisney website. There are many Walt Disney World for Grown-ups Members heading down to enjoy the 10th Anniversary of this race.
  • Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon - April 19th - 22nd, 2018
    If you've ever dreamed of running through the forests of Endor while a battle rages around you, this is your race. Both Direct sales and Travel Partner packages are still available o
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon - November 1st - 4th, 2018
    A favorite of folks trying to work off all the noshing that goes on at Food & Wine Festival, registration for the Wine & Dine events will open up on March 13, 2018 at noon Eastern time!

While direct sale of registrations for these races often sell out quickly, Disney offers packages through special travel partners that include a race bib. You can find lists of those partners under the registration pages for the race you're interested in.

Will You runDisney In 2018?Will You runDisney In 2018?

Will you be lacing up to runDisney in 2018? Leave a comment below and tell me what's your race?

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