Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna Brings Runners to Central Florida

One of Central Florida’s largest sporting events, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna is underway, drawing runners from around the globe to Central Florida.Each January, Central Florida becomes the center of the globe for thousands of runners who participate in the Walt Disney Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. Runners come from more than 60 countries and all 50 states, making the event arguably the largest sporting event in Central Florida and on par with some of the … [Read more...]

2014 Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna

Get your run on January 8-12 at the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. This race is sure to be the most magical experience as it takes you through all 4 theme parks beginning at Epcot, onto Magic Kingdom Park, then heading to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, then to Disney's Hollywood Studios and then an exhilarating finale back at Epcot.New to 2014 is the Walt Disney World 10k and the Dopey Challenge. Dopey Challenge will have participants run the 5k, 10k, half … [Read more...]

Orlando Theme Parks Mull Over Health Insurance for Part Timers

The Orlando areas big theme parks depend, for the most part, on part-time and seasonal workers. They are struggling with a decision as to whether or not to provide health insurance for those workers, with the upcoming to changes to the healthcare market.Sea World is the latest major employer to tell its part-time and seasonal employees that their current insurance will be eliminated, starting in January.The plan SeaWorld currently has for part-time and seasonal workers is an extremely … [Read more...]

Celebrating Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend with New Vinylmation and Dooney & Bourke Bags

Soon, thousands of fans will be cheering for those participating in the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna on January 10-13, 2013. There will be a variety of 20th Anniversary merchandise items available during the weekend.Vinylmation is no stranger to the Marathon Weekend. This year, Disney artist Maria Clapsis designed one 3-inch figure that resembles Mickey Mouse in running attire. The figure has a space where a participant can write in her or his … [Read more...]

Capacity Field for 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon to be Event’s Largest Ever

Limited Space Still Available Through Runner’s World Challenge, Groups and Charities Less than five months after registration began, the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna is sold out, marking one of the fastest sellouts in the event’s history.More than 25,000 runners have registered for the Jan. 10-13 weekend event, ensuring this will be the largest Disney marathon field ever, surpassing the 23,000 runners who ran in the 2010 Disney Marathon.Runners from … [Read more...]

Disney’s 20th Anniversary Commemorative Marathon Medal is Revealed

The 20th anniversary medal was revealed on Tuesday by runDisney which culminates their two-week social media campaign - "The Great Medal Caper". For the past two weeks fans have been hunting down clues and helping solve the mystery about what the commemorative medals design would be for this year's Walt Disney World Marathon.We now have the answers and runners have extra incentive to keep training! The medal has two inspirational quotes from Walt Disney himself, alone with a medallion that … [Read more...]

2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna

2013 Marathon Weekend - January 10-13, 2013Imagine a weekend of runs where every mile is filled with Disney fun at the 2013 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna on January 10-13, 2013. Join us for a weekend of races that are magical as they are memorable, from Disney's Health & Fitness Expo to running through all four Theme Parks in the Marathon. Complete with medals of Mickey Mouse and his friends, you'd be, well, goofy to miss it!Registration now open for the Walt … [Read more...]

20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Registration Now Open

Runners competing in the 20th anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon (registration is now open) will experience several unique features, including a special 20thanniversary medal, new entertainment elements and a new post-race party.To mark two decades of the Walt Disney World Marathon, the 2013 marathon, which anchors the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna, will have enhanced entertainment at Mile Marker 20 to celebrate the 20th anniversary. And the finishers will take home a … [Read more...]

Cigna Helps Veterans Heal Wounds of War Through Running

Cigna sponsors and runs with members of Achilles Freedom Team at 2012 Walt Disney World Half Marathon. Achilles enables people with disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics As the last American troops leave Iraq in time for the holidays, many will need help transitioning back to civilian life, restoring their confidence and building their future. Because running and physical activity have proven to improve physical and emotional health -- helping wounded veterans and others with … [Read more...]

Runners Set Their Sights New Features for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

The ever popular Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA returns Jan. 5-8, 2012 with two new features – a relay option and a new medal.Runners in the 26.2 mile Disney Marathon can now join a buddy for the Disney Marathon Relay.  Unlike other marathon relays, runners at Disney will each run 13.1 miles through Walt Disney World’s four theme parks.  The first runner will travel through Epcot and Magic Kingdom, while the second runner goes through Disney’s Animal Kingdom and … [Read more...]