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2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Sells Out
Limited number of spots available through charity and tour groups; registration remains open for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge

  
2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Sells Out

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Posted Wednesday, 14 August, 2013

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna crossed the finish line strong, reaching its runner capacity in just under four months, marking one of the fastest marathon sell-outs in runDisney history.

In comparison, the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon sold out in five months. For 2014, nearly 26,000 registered runners will participate in the Disney Marathon Weekend with more than 13,500 of those runners signed up specifically for the 26.2-mile marathon.

The marathon race joined the other Disney Marathon race weekend events which sold out quickly, including the Dopey Challenge, the Half Marathon, the 10K and the 5K. Registration remains open for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge (running the Half Marathon and Marathon). And a limited number of individual registrations are still available for the marathon andhalf marathon through charity and tour groups. For a list of charity and travel providers, visit www.runDisney.com.

The 2014 event will be the first time Disney Marathon Weekend (Jan. 8-12) will be a five-day event with the recent addition of the 10K and the Dopey Challenge (running the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon), giving runners who register for the challenge the chance to earn as many as six finishers medals.

After the Disney Family Fun Run 5K on Thursday, runDisney’s new Walt Disney World 10K, a 6.2-mile timed event, takes place Friday at Epcot. Runners completing the race will receive a Minnie Mouse inspired medal.

The Walt Disney World Half Marathon will be run Saturday followed by the Walt DisneyWorld Marathon on Sunday. Runners who complete both – Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – will receive a special Goofy-themed medal. Add on the 5K and the 10K and runners can earn four medals, one for each race completed, plus theGoofy and new Dopey Challenge medals, for a total haul of six medals.

Disney Marathon Weekend features other races and events geared towards the entire family. runDisney Kids Races and the Mickey Mile, both take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Special ticketed breakfasts with characters will be Thursday and Friday following the Family Fun Run 5K and 10K at Epcot. Pasta in the Park parties will take place in Epcot and runners can celebrate their accomplishments from the weekend at the Cool Down Party at Downtown Disney on Sunday.

Schedule of Events

Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo: Jan. 8 – 11
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Disney’s Family Fun Run 5K: Jan. 9, 6:30 am
Epcot

runDisney Kids Races and Mickey Mile: Jan. 9, 10 & 11
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Pasta in the Park Parties: Jan. 9, 10 & 11
Epcot

runDisney Family Reunion Breakfast: Jan. 9 & 10
Epcot

Walt Disney World 10K: Jan. 10, 5:30 a.m.
Epcot

Walt Disney World Half Marathon: Jan. 11, 5:30 a.m.
Epcot

Walt Disney World Marathon: Jan. 12, 5:30 a.m.
Epcot

Cool Down Party: Jan. 12
Downtown Disney

For more information, visit www.runDisney.com and follow us on Facebook (runDisney) and Twitter @runDisney.

 

 

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