Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Registration for the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend opens with new race and enhancements for runners

Mickey and I showing off my Walt Disney World Marathon Medal from this years event - my FIRST EVER Marathon - In 2014 I am going "DOPEY!"

Registration is now open for the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon which expands with a new race, and promises improvements for runners across the event.

The first of the big changes for 2014 is the introduction of the Walt Disney World 10K. The 6.2 mile timed race takes place on the Friday at Epcot, featuring a Minnie Mouse inspired finishers medal. With this addition comes a new challenge - 'The Dopey Challenge'. To successfully complete this challenge, runners will need to complete all four timed races (5K, 10K, Half, Full). This means that runners can now earn a total of 6 medals!


Also announced are improvements to the weekend aimed at providing a better race experience for runners. runDisney has said they will be:
  • reducing the number of runners that we are registering for the weekend, in an effort to allow more space on the course.
  • asking the vast majority of our runners to provide proof of time (if they have it), so we can accurately place runners of the same pace in the same corral.
  • adding additional corrals, with fewer people in each corral, to spread the runners across the course.
  • keeping the marathon course that was introduced last year for the 20th anniversary.
  • offering women’s cut tech shirts (in addition to the men’s cut) for the 10K, half, full, Dopey Challenge and Goofy Challenge.
You can sign up HERE -

Event Dates

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

Disney’s Family Fun Run 5K SOLD OUT!
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 SOLD OUT!
Jan. 10, 5:30 am
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

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

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

Cool Down Party
Jan. 12
Downtown Disney

Pricing and Registration Deadlines

Walt Disney World® Marathon 51% Full
$160 by June 18, 2013
$175 between June 19, 2013 and August 13, 2013
$190 on or after August 14, 2013

Walt Disney World® Half Marathon 61% Full
$160 by June 18, 2013
$175 between June 19, 2013 and August 13, 2013
$190 on or after August 14, 2013

Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge 55% Full
$340 by June 18, 2013
$370 between June 19, 2013 and August 13, 2013
$400 on or after August 14, 2013

Walt Disney World® 10K SOLD OUT!
$95 by June 18, 2013
$110 between June 19, 2013 and August 13, 2013
$125 on or after August 14, 2013

Disney Family Fun Run 5K SOLD OUT!
$60 per participant

Dopey Challenge SOLD OUT!
$495 by June 18, 2013
$525 between June 19, 2013 and August 13, 2013
$555 on or after August 14, 2013

runDisney Kids Races
$15 per child

Mickey Mile
$30 per child

Race Retreat Packages
$120 Half Marathon Package
$120 Full Marathon Package
$200 Goofy's Challenge Package

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