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Good news for all you runners (and for the aspiring runners too) the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is now officially open to registrations!
The next Marathon Weekend will be January 8-12, 2020 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida. This is the BIG ONE! The full Marathon event.
Like all runDisney events this has something for everyone! A 5K, a 10K, a Half-Marathon, and the Full Marathon, combined events, Castaway Cay Event, and even kids events.
Here are the dates and prices for each event!
WDW Marathon Weekend 5K– It is on January 9th and is $87
WDW Marathon Weekend 10K– Is on January 10th and will be $127
WDW Marathon Weekend Half-Marathon– Will be on January 11th and it will be $188
WDW Marathon Weekend Full Marathon– The BIG ONE will be on January 12th and will cost $190.
Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – $385
It’s the 15th Anniversary of this challenge. Runners must complete the Half and Full Marathons. The total miles is 39.3.
“Complete both races on pace to earn your Half Marathon and Marathon Finisher Medals—plus get the coveted Goofy Medal—for a tally of 3!”
Dopey Challenge- $590
Complete all 4 races (on pace) and earn 6 total medals (4 races + 2 challenges.) It’s a total of 48.6 miles.
Disney Castaway Cay Challenge- $80
This takes place on January 15th and is an amazing option to get both the parks and a cruise in! You must complete one Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Event and the Castaway Cay 5K to get 2 Medals (1 Castaway Cay 5K and 1 Challenger Medal.)
I highly recommend this one if you can do it. You get to best of both worlds and the Disney Cruises are amazing! A completely different experience from the theme parks, yet totally Disney! Here is more information on what to expect from a Disney Cruise, boy were we happily surprised!
There are also Kids races on January 11th at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
100-Meter Dash: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (ages 1-4)
200-Meter Dash: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ages 5-8)
Diaper Dash: 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (12 months and under for crawlers)
Price is $20 per race.
There is also a Kids One Mile Run for kids ages 4-13.
Participants will receive a running medallion. This race starts at 1PM or after the completion of the Kid Dashes.
Price is $30
runDisney is something you should try at least once! I can’t stress to you how uplifting, exciting, inspiring, and fun it all is. Plus there are special character meet and greets, a Health and Fitness Expo, special merchandise, and more! I truly can’t recommend it enough and if you are worried that you aren’t an athlete don’t be. Anyone can participate in the 5k. I’ve seen athletes and people like me compete and it’s just about having fun and being at a special Disney event and the camaraderie of being a Disney fan and a runDisney fan.
You can read about our experience HERE.
If you would like to participate in another event instead there are several to choose from!!
Here is a list of upcoming runDisney races you can register for (or get ready to register for.)
Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend October 31-November 3, 2019 (Registrations OPEN)
Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend January 8-12, 2020 (Registrations OPEN)
Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend February 20-23, 2020 (Book through AGENTS NOW)
Star Wars Rival Run Weekend April 16-19, 2020 (Book through AGENTS NOW)
-If you are interested in the ones that aren’t open yet you can still plan a trip and book them when they open. Sign up for e-mail notifications on the runDisney site or your travel agent can take care of all that for you. We recommend our travel sponsor AcademyTravel.com. They are ranked in the top 3 at Diamond Level. They can get you the best deal, including runDisney packages, and make planning your next trip a breeze. Simply fill out the free, no-obligation, quote request form below and you can start your dream vacation!
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