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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 finishing time. The things I loved the most, however, are the new mini-medals for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge that can be added to the figure. Each medal is sold separately from the figure.
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 around the country and beyond have been undoubtedly drawn to the event because of several unique features tied to the 20th anniversary, such as new course twists (the route goes through the Walt Disney World Speedway and Champion Stadium), the new Mickey Mouse medal, the post-race party at Downtown Disney and the chance to run with several celebrities who have registered to run.
Runners still have a few opportunities to run in the Disney Marathon through the Runner’s World Challenge or by registering through a group or charity. The Runner’s World Challenge package, for instance, includes several exclusive features such as training advice from Runner’s World editors, race registration and other VIP amenities. Interested runners can sign up at Runnersworld.com or RunDisney.com, as well as for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, which involves running the half marathon and the marathon on consecutive days.
The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna will feature events for the entire family such as Kids’ Races throughout the weekend, including the Mickey Mile, a Family Fun Run 5K on Friday, the Half Marathon on Saturday and the Marathon on Sunday. The Health and Fitness Expo runs throughout the weekend at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and features the latest in running technology and fashion, as well as renowned running experts like Jeff Galloway, the official training consultant for runDisney.
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 showcases both classic and modern images of Mickey Mouse.
“For 20 years runDisney medals have set the standard in the running industry,” said Faron Kelley, Director of Marketing and Communication for Disney Sports. “This medal builds on that rich tradition and is an extraordinary keepsake that celebrates the 20 years of marathon experiences for people from around the world who have run in this time-honored event.”
The 20th anniversary celebration will offer an enhanced course, special entertainment at Mile Marker 20, and a new post race party to be held in Downtown Disney. The 26.2 mile marathon is expected to have more than 20,000 runners this year for the much anticipated event. The Walt Disney World Marathon is the main event of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna at Walt Disney World Resort, Jan. 10 – 13, 2013.
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2013 Marathon Weekend – January 10-13, 2013
Imagine 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 Disney World® Marathon Weekend!
Weekend events will include:
- Walt Disney World® Marathon
- Walt Disney World® Half Marathon
- Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – 63% Full
- Disney Family Fun Run 5K
- runDisney Kids’ Races
- Pasta in the Park Party
* The marathon relay will not return to the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend in 2013.
- Changes Coming to 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Course (chipandco.com)
- Runners to Race Around the “High Banks” and “Bases” As Part of 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Course (chipandco.com)
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 specially-designed 20th anniversary Mickey Mouse medal, plus they can celebrate their achievement at a new post-race party at Downtown Disney.
The marathon weekend, which is expected to draw a sellout field of more than 20,000 for the 26.2-mile marathon, is Jan. 10-13 and will again feature Kids’ Races throughout the weekend, including the Mickey Mile, a Family Fun Run 5K on Friday, the Half Marathon on Saturday and the Marathon on Sunday. There is also Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge which involves running the Half Marathon and the full Marathon – 39.3 miles! The Health and Fitness Expo runs throughout the weekend at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and features the latest in running technology and fashion, as well as renowned running experts like Jeff Galloway, the official training consultant for runDIsney.
Runners can register at www.rundisney.com. There is reduced pricing for early registrants. Below is pricing and the schedule of events for the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna.
|EVENT||April 10 – June 19||June 20 – Sept. 25||Sept 26 – Jan. 13|
|Family Fun 5K|
|Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo|
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
|runDisney Kids’ Races|
|Disney Family Fun Run 5K|
|Walt Disney World Half Marathon|
|Walt Disney World Marathon|
|Downtown Disney After Party|
|4:00 PM – 8:00 PM|
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