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Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
presented by Cigna®

The Event
Spectacular 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend Celebration!

The first-ever Walt Disney World® Marathon was a fairy tale come true for runners who dreamt of running in the most magical place on Earth. This year, you're invited to join all the new fun and excitement as we celebrate 25 years of the Walt Disney World® Marathon magic, moments and memories plus the fifth anniversary of the Dopey Challenge!

It's our biggest weekend celebration ever with amazing sights, spectacular surprises and fantastic runs for the whole family including the 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon, Half Marathon, Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge, 5K, 5th Anniversary Dopey Challenge, 10K, runDisney Kids Races and Disney Castaway Cay Challenge. Plus, there'll be plenty of Disney entertainment, favorite Disney characters, all-new anniversary commemorative medals and T-shirts, and much more! Share the magic and the memories during the 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend.
Registration is open for the 2018 Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna! Scroll down for event information and to secure your Race Bibs now!
Race Registration Fees
25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna® - $185 per runner*
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna® - $185 per runner*
Walt Disney World® 10K presented by Cigna® - $120 per runner*
Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna® - $80 per runner*
Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge presented by Cigna® - $365 per runner*
5th Anniversary Dopey Challenge presented by Cigna® - $560 per runner*
For additional registration information, please call 609-848-9573, or contact us by email

25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna®

Sunday, January 7, 2018

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Epcot®

Celebrate 25 years of running magic with Mickey at the most magical race on Earth!
It's a spectacular four-park celebration with your host Mickey Mouse during the 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon celebration. Every step is magic on this 26.2-mile run through all four Walt Disney World® theme parks and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with plenty of surprises, entertainment and Disney magic along the way. Experience the most magical course on Earth, including runs through the Magic Kingdom® Park, home of favorite Disney characters, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park where wild adventures happen, Disney's Hollywood Studios® with all its show biz magic, and Epcot® with its amazing Future World and World Showcase. Plus, you'll receive a special, one-of-a-kind 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon commemorative finisher medal and T-shirt to remember the magic!
Walt Disney World® Marathon Highlights:
  • 26.2-mile course through all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Disney Characters and 25th Anniversary entertainment on course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon Participants Receive:

Walt Disney World® Marathon Participants Receive:

  • NEW! 25th Anniversary Commemorative Mickey Mouse Finisher Medal*
  • NEW! 25th Anniversary Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 3, 2017 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking sign up for friends and family
   

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and T-shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate. 

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.
*Race Bib price does not include required $200 room and park ticket deposit.  After purchasing your Race Bib, you will be directed to a page for your room and park ticket deposit.  Only one deposit required per room - up to four quests per room.
Click here to begin your registration for the 2018 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend

Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna®

Saturday, January 6, 2018

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish:Epcot®

Join a thrilling 13.1-mile run through Magic Kingdom® Park and Epcot®!
The Walt Disney World® Half Marathon is chock full of excitement, adventure, and surprises on a 13.1-mile course through two of Disney's most beloved theme parks. Your run begins in Magic Kingdom® Park, home to Mickey, Minnie and the whole Disney gang and overflowing with magic, wonder and charm. Then it's on to spectacular Epcot®, home of international World Showcase and all the thrills and delights of Future World. There'll be lots of Disney entertainment along the way plus your favorite Disney characters to cheer you on to a fabulous finish in the shadow of Spaceship Earth.
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon Highlights:
  • 13.1-mile course through Walt Disney World® Theme Parks
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon Participants Receive:
  • Half Marathon Finisher Medal*
  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 3, 2017 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking sign up for friends and family
   

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees 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.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and T-shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that 
*Race Bib price does not include required $200 room and park ticket deposit.  After purchasing your Race Bib, you will be directed to a page for your room and park ticket deposit.  Only one deposit required per room - up to four quests per room.
Click here to begin your registration for the 2018 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend

Walt Disney World® 10K presented by Cigna®

Friday, January 5, 2018

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Epcot®

Join the runDisney fun with Minnie Mouse on a magical 10K run!

Enjoy a thrilling 6.2-mile run throughout Epcot® for the Walt Disney World® 10K with your hostess Minnie Mouse. The course will take you through the beautiful World Showcase and Future World as well as Disney's spectacular Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. There'll be plenty of Disney entertainment along the way including your favorite Disney characters to cheer you on! Take home a one-of-a-kind Walt Disney World® 10K finisher medal and T-shirt! It's a perfect run and ideal choice for runners of all levels.

The Walt Disney World® 10K highlights:

  • 10K course through Epcot®
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
Race participants in the Walt Disney World® 10K will receive:

  • 10K Finisher Medal*
  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 3, 2017 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking sign up for friends and family
   

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and T-shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate. 

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.
*Race Bib price does not include required $200 room and park ticket deposit.  After purchasing your Race Bib, you will be directed to a page for your room and park ticket deposit.  Only one deposit required per room - up to four quests per room.
Click here to begin your registration for the 2018 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend

Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna®

Thursday, January 4, 2018

6:00 a.m.

Start/Finish: Epcot®

Gather the family for a magical run during the Walt Disney World® 5K!

Invite the whole family and enjoy a great run the in the shadow of Disney's spectacular Epcot® Theme Park during Walt Disney World® 5K. You'll make your way through the amazing Future World and then on to international World Showcase before a thrilling finish. It's all part of the excitement during Walt Disney World® 5K that's a perfect event for beginners, intermediates, or even racing veterans. Adults, teens, tweens – and everyone in between –is invited to join the fun!

The Walt Disney World® 5K Highlights:

  • 5K course through Epcot®
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Family Reunion Area with entertainment and characters
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
Walt Disney World® 5K Participants Receive:

  • 5K Finisher Medal*
  • 5K Unisex T-shirt*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 3, 2017 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and T-shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate. 

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.
*Race Bib price does not include required $200 room and park ticket deposit.  After purchasing your Race Bib, you will be directed to a page for your room and park ticket deposit.  Only one deposit required per room - up to four quests per room.
Click here to begin your registration for the 2018 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend

Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge presented by Cigna®

Saturday, January 6 - Sunday, January 7, 2018

Start/Finish: Epcot®

Celebrate the Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge – two days, four parks, 39.3 miles of fun!

There's nothing Goofy about Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge! It's 39.3 miles and two days of pure fun and Disney magic. Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge combines Saturday's Half Marathon – over 13.1 miles through Magic Kingdom® Park and Epcot® - with Sunday's Marathon, which covers 26.2 miles through all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks including Epcot®, Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Complete both races within the pacing requirements and you'll earn the coveted Goofy medal in addition to your finisher medals. Registration for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge is required to receive the Goofy medal.

Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge Highlights:

  • Half Marathon and Marathon courses through Walt Disney World® Theme Parks totaling 39.3 miles
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge Participants Receive:

  • Special Goofy finisher medal along with the commemorative Half Marathon and Marathon finisher medals*
  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut – For the Marathon, Half Marathon and Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 3, 2017 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking sign up for friends and family

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and T-shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate. 

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.

You must register for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge to receive the Goofy medal upon completion of both races within the pacing requirements.

*Race Bib price does not include required $200 room and park ticket deposit.  After purchasing your Race Bib, you will be directed to a page for your room and park ticket deposit.  Only one deposit required per room - up to four quests per room.
Click here to begin your registration for the 2018 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend

5th Anniversary Dopey Challenge presented by Cigna®

Thursday, January 4 - Sunday, January 7, 2018

Start/Finish: Epcot®

Celebrate five years of the ultimate race challenge! 48.6 miles of fun in the Dopey Challenge!

We're celebrating five years of the ultimate endurance challenge and you're invited to join the fun! It's four days of race magic for a total of 48.6 miles in the 5th Anniversary Dopey Challenge! Participants will run the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon, and if you complete all four races within the pacing requirements you will be awarded the Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge medal and the Dopey Challenge finisher medal for a total of six pieces of "bling."


You must register for the Dopey Challenge to receive the Goofy Challenge and Dopey Challenge medals upon completion of all four races within the pacing requirements. Registering for these four events individually will not enable you to receive the challenge medals.
Dopey Challenge highlights:

  • Four races through Walt Disney World® Theme Parks totaling 48.6 miles
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
  • Family Reunion Area with entertainment and characters
Race participants in the Dopey Challenge will receive:

  • NEW! 5TH Anniversary Dopey Challenge finisher medal along with the commemorative medals for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge, 10K and 5K*
  • NEW! 5TH Anniversary Dopey Challenge Champion® Women's or Men's cut Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in addition to Tech Shirts for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge, 10K and 5K cotton Unisex T-Shirt*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 3, 2017 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and T-shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate. 

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.
*Race Bib price does not include required $200 room and park ticket deposit.  After purchasing your Race Bib, you will be directed to a page for your room and park ticket deposit.  Only one deposit required per room - up to four quests per room.
Click here to begin your registration for the 2018 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend

Academy Travel is a participating runDisney Travel Provider

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 providers.
  • Guaranteed and specially-priced Runner Packages, even if races sell out.
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel rates.
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Park Tickets.
  • Ability to pay for your Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend vacation over time.
  • Ease of mind – leave the travel planning to the experts so you can focus on your training!

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