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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Running Around Our ‘World’

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

This week on the Disney Parks Blog, we shared a bunch of exciting images from the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and the inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge.


This year, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend “ran” for four full days and featured more than 26,700 registered runners competing in the full marathon. Individuals from more than 60 countries and all 50 states made the 26.2 mile trek through Disney Parks, the Walt Disney World Speedway and ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.

The Castaway Cay Challenge was a 5K course that allowed runners to travel through a lovely island setting with themed photo stops along the way. More than 700 runners participated in this first-of-it’s-kind event.

Have you participated in a runDisney event? What did you like about it? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!


  • I completed the Goofy Challenge, the Castaway Cay Challenge and the Rebel Challenge. It was a wonderful week going Coast to Coast with runDisney. Thank you to the runDisney staff and all of the volunteers for making these events possible.

  • Thanks for posting these. It’s exciting to see what I might expect when I run the Disney Princess Half next month! I have been training hard since July, ordered custom shirts for my chEAR squad, have my Cinderella running costume & made my room & ADR’s for the weekend. The preparation & anticipation is part of the fun of it for me! I LOVE seeing the runDisney posts! It just adds to my excitement, I’m simply brimming with it!

  • Sure hope they continue this challenge series!! Everything I’ve read, so far, states nothing is in the works for future CC challenge runs after Princess wknd! Hubby and I did 2013 WDW race and cruise. Also, 2014 TOT race and cruise. So, technically, I’ve completed this twice. 😉
    Sure would enjoy the “official” bling….. ** fingers crossed **

  • Thank you for sharing these special events! I hope the Castaway Cay Challenge returns next year as I’m going to book a Disney Cruise during that same time frame. Fingers crossed it does.

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