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runDisney 2020 Season Off to a Running Start with Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Emily Amato

by , Public Relations Manager

The runDisney 2020 season got off to a running start with the most magical race weekend on Earth – the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. Participants showed up in style as we celebrated some of the most beloved Disney characters for each of the weekend’s events. Take a look at some of our favorite moments from the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend:

Runners had a ‘paws’itively great time during the Walt Disney World 5K, which celebrated the return of everyone’s favorite pal Pluto! Participants bounded their way through the exciting course for 3.1 miles of dog gone fun.

Participants hopped their way along the thrilling 6.2-mile run during the Walt Disney World 10K celebrating Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Runners were ‘eggcently’ dressed as they celebrated their ‘hoppy’ ending to the weekend’s second event.

Runners really ‘fit the bill’ for the weekend’s third event, the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, celebrating our favorite feathered friend Donald Duck. Runners flew through the course to complete the 13.1 miles to the finish line. 

Finishing out the most magical race weekend on Earth, participants ran 26.2 miles through all four theme parks during the Walt Disney World Marathon. Nick Hilton celebrated his second event win, capturing first place in the Male Division with a time of 2:22:19. Celebrating her fourth straight event win and fifth in the past six years, Giovanna Martins captured first place for the Female Division, posting a time of 2:54:19.

A special congratulations to those runners who ran the extra mile to complete the 15th anniversary of Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge or the Dopey Challenge, running either 39.3 or 48.6 miles over the weekend! Thank you to all of our runners, participants, spectators and volunteers who joined us during this most magical race weekend! Be sure to share your race photos using #WDWMarathon and #runDisney.

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