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Are you ready to runDisney? Fast Facts about Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Aubrey Gravante

by , Public Relations Director, Disney Parks

Have you ever participated in a runDisney event? If so, you know that there is no other race like it! Whether it’s your first time participating in an event or you are a seasoned racer, here are a few “fast” facts you might not have known about Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna.


Who exactly likes to runDisney?

Not only are all 50 states represented during marathon weekend, but athletes from 67 countries participate as well. In fact, there are over 56,000 unique runners registered in all of the events.


The start line of the Walt Disney World 5K, Walt Disney World 10K, Walt Disney World Half Marathon and Walt Disney World Marathon will have approximately 113,500 pairs of shoes that will cross the combined start lines.


Are you a fan of our theme parks? If you’ve visited Epcot and explored World Showcase, you might not be too far off from completing a 5K! Walking from Mexico to Canada clockwise is roughly 1.2 miles. If you walk around World Showcase three times, you’ve gone a little bit further than the distance of a 5K, which is 3.1 miles. When you think of distance in Disney terms, it’s completely achievable!


What do you love most about runDisney?
Or, have you ever considered joining the fun?
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Participating in the upcoming races? Share your #WDWMarathon experience with us:


  • Will there be a live steam of the marathon again this year?

  • Do you how much this event co$ts compared to every other event in the country?

  • Do the runners run through Epcot on Sunday??????????????

  • Can’t wait to try for TRIPLE DOPEY!

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