Marathon

2013 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend - Runner's World Challenge

Saturday, January 12, 2013
to Sunday, January 13, 2013   5:30 AM

Walt Disney World® Resort
Lake Buena Vista , FL

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Brief Description:

Saturday, January 12th the Half Marathon runs from Epcot® to the Magic Kingdom® Park and then back to Epcot® for an exciting finish. On Sunday, January 13th, the Marathon will run through all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks including: Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Disney's Hollywood Studios™ and Epcot® for an exhilarating finish.

Registration Information:

**Dates, times and prices subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at anytime.**

There will be no race day registration.
If you are running on behalf of a charitable organization (i.e. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, etc.), or are traveling with a contracted tour operator/travel partner, please contact the charity or tour operator for specific registration instructions.

Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge Features:

  • Two courses through Walt Disney World® Theme Parks totaling 39.3 miles
  • Disney Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • Goofy's Entry Fees Include:

  • Champion® Unisex Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt for the Marathon, Half Marathon and Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge*
  • Special Goofy finisher medal, along with the Commemorative 20th Anniversary Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck finisher medals*
  • Official Race Program Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized Bib* (Must register by November 1, 2012 for name to appear on bib)
  • On-Course and Post-Race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race
  • Personalized results website
  • Walt Disney World® Marathon Features:

  • 26.2-mile course through all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks
  • Disney Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • Marathon Entry Fees Include:

  • Champion® Unisex Long-Sleeved Marathon Tech Shirt*
  • Commemorative 20th Anniversary Mickey Mouse medal*
  • Official Race Program Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized Bib* (Must register by November 1, 2012 for name to appear on bib)
  • On-Course and Post-Race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race
  • Personalized results website
  • Walt Disney World® Half Marathon Features:

  • 13.1-mile course through Walt Disney World® Theme Parks
  • Disney Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • Half Marathon Entry Fees Include:

  • Champion® Unisex Long-Sleeved Half Marathon Tech Shirt*
  • Donald Duck Finisher medal*
  • Official Race Program Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized Bib* (Must register by November 1, 2012 for name to appear on bib)
  • On-Course and Post-Race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race
  • Personalized results website
  • *Please Note:

    Participants must attend Disney's Health & Fitness Expo to receive their bib and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers at the conclusion of the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.

    Eligibility:

  • To compete in the Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge and Walt Disney World® Marathon you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • To compete in the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon you must be 14 years of age or older.
  • Pacing Requirements:

    All athletes entering the Marathon or Half Marathon must maintain a 16-minute per mile pace or faster throughout the entire race. Anyone not able to maintain a 16-minute per mile pace may be picked up and transported to the finish. You may be picked up at any point along the course for not maintaining a 16-minute per mile pace.

    We suggest you train for a 15-minute per mile pace or faster to allow time for breaks (restroom breaks, photo opportunities, etc.).

    Proof of Time:

    If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in less than 2 hours and 45 minutes or less and/or the Marathon in 5 hours or less, proof of time is required.

    Acceptable Proof of Time:

    Proof of time should include name of race, year, distance and time finished (i.e. 2012 Walt Disney World® Marathon - 3:35). If you do not have a proof of time to submit, list N/A at the point of registration. Proof of time must be provided from a race 10K or longer. All forms of proof of time must be from a race after July 1, 2010. If you do not provide proof of time you will be placed in the last start corral.

    Visit www.runDisney.com for more information.

    Packet Pick-Up:

    Participants must attend Disney's Health & Fitness Expo and sign a waiver in order to receive your bib, tech shirt and timing device.

    Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

    Thursday, January 10, 2013
    9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Friday, January 11, 2013
    9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, January 12, 2013
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    **Hours subject to change**

    Cancellation Policy:

    Registration fees are non-refundable.

    Safety Reminder:

    For the safety of yourself and the other participants, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. If you are seen in violation of one of these you will be removed from the course and transported to the finish. Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure your safety.

    Event Description:

    Runner’s World Challenge
    The Runner’s World Challenge program comes to the Walt Disney World® Resort in celebration of the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®, January 10 - 13, 2013. Runner's will get the best of both ”Worlds” with a race experience unlike any other with customized training plans, content and connections with Runner’s World experts and editors and a race where every mile is magic.

    Runner’s World Challenge participants will receive:*
  • Entry into the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon, Half Marathon, or Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge with preferred corral placement
  • A membership in a 16-week training plan designed by The Runner's World Experts, and Chief Running Officer Bart Yasso, who has coached hundreds of elites, celebs, and everyday runners (celebrity/VIP appearances subject to change or cancellation without notice)**
  • Weekly e-mails from Bart with guidance on training, nutrition, injury prevention, and motivation
  • One year of access to the Runner's World Challenge experts on nutrition, training, and injury-prevention
  • Access to a private Runner's World Challenge web site, where you connect with other runners training for the race
  • A copy of The Runner's World Complete Book of Running
  • A Runner's World Challenge tech shirt
  • A four-month premium membership to Runner's World Personal Trainer, our interactive training log
  • Private packet pick-up for Runner’s World Challenge participants at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo
  • Commemorative 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend keepsake gift
  • Pre-race course strategy session with the Runner's World experts and editors (on the afternoon of January 11, 2013 for the Half Marathon/Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge runners, or on January 12, 2013 for the Marathon/Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge runners)
  • Shakeout runs at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with the Runner’s World team
  • Entry to the Pasta in the Park Party on Saturday night at Epcot® where the Runner's World VIPs & editors will be in attendance (party includes buffet pasta dinner, live DJ, Disney characters and viewing of the fireworks spectacular Illuminations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot®)
  • Entry to the Race Retreat
  • Pre-race amenities include hot and cold beverages with fruit and bagels, dedicated stretching area, and private portalets & bag check
  • Post-race amenities include a nutritious buffet, massage, private portalet & bag pick up, and live results
  • Post-race celebration on Sunday night at the Cool Down at Downtown Disney® Area

    *Registration subject to availability. Dates, times, and prices subject to change. All races and corral placement are subject to eligibility requirements and capacity limits. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Runners who've already purchased entry to the Marathon, Half Marathon or Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge will have their registration fee refunded if they purchase a Runner's World Challenge package. Advance reservations required. All events and event elements (including but not limited to Pasta in the Park Party, the Cool Down at Downtown Disney® Area), including but not limited to location, menus, attractions and entertainment are subject to availability, and may change or be canceled without notice.

    **Runner’s World Challenge membership is subject to the Runner’s World Challenge Terms and Conditions, and is nonrefundable. Runner's World reserves the right to substitute a product of equal or greater value. Please allow four to eight weeks for delivery of the tech shirt.

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