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It’s All About the Medals

posted on May 31st, 2010 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Marathon Medal
One of the cool things about running marathons and half marathons at Disney are the unique medals that you get. They all have a style all their own and are like badges of honor for those courageous enough to run all those miles.
Walt Disney World Marathon Medal
Check out this medal from the very first Walt Disney World Marathon, as well as several from past endurance events at Disney. Which one is your favorite?
Walt Disney World Marathon Medal
Everest Challenge Medal
We know how special medals are to the many runners who’ve competed in Disney events and that’s why we’re cooking up something new this year as a special treat to runners. Oh, I can’t give away it now, but stay tuned to this blog and we’ll have a special announcement about it sooner than you think.

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Samantha on May 31st, 2010 at 3:40 pm

The Everest Challenge medal is VERY cool!


Susan from AB on May 31st, 2010 at 5:11 pm

I like the 2009 medal in the first picture. Do all participants receive a medal?


Carolyn on May 31st, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Are you trying to tell me that there is a new medal? Because now I may have to do Goofy Challenge again this year. Time to re-budget…


Jason from VA on May 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm

@Susan from AB: All finishers receive a medal. Its a magical feeling when you are exhausted and they put that medal around your neck.


Lynn on May 31st, 2010 at 10:53 pm

My special medal is the Disneyland half from 2007 as that was my first Disney race and half marathon ever. But more special was my 2009 Coast to Coast challenge with Walt and Mickey on it. I am off to Disneyland for the 5th Anniversary and the Goofy challenge for 2011


Pam from NJ on June 1st, 2010 at 8:28 am

@Susan from AB – you have to finish to get a medal. Many start, not so many finish.


donna on June 1st, 2010 at 9:33 am

Actually I think the % of finishers for the Disney races is pretty high. They have generous pacing requirements, I know I take advantage of them :)


Sarah from CA on June 2nd, 2010 at 5:08 pm

I am running the Disneyland Half this September. This will be my first race and I can’t wait to get the Castle Medal.