2014 Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna

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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 marathon and marathon (48.6 miles over 4 days). In addition to the new races there is also a new Mickey Mouse finisher medal to help you remember your magical run!

The new features will join the runDisney Kids’ Races, Disney Family Fun Run 5k, the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, the Walt Disney World Marathon and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge (participants run both the half and full marathon). All races will include Disney characters and entertainment while on-course guaranteeing a magical race weekend.

In addition the the new offerings for runners the Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports has expanded to 4 days. The expo will feature runDisney merchandise, a celebrity speaker series, and the latest in running fashion and technology. Participants will check-in for the weekend at the expo and are sure to find everything to aid in preparing for the race weekend and then some!

While participating in the race make sure to enjoy Pasta in the Park Party January 9-11 for a buffet dinner at Epcot. This dinner is sure to be scrumptious and breathtaking as you marvel at Reflections of Earth – a spectacular light, laser, and fireworks extravaganza at World Showcase Lagoon. The buffet will include entry into Epcot starting at 7 p.m., a runner friendly pasta buffet dinner, character meetings, a live DJ, face paintings and a reserved viewing location of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. This special night is sure to be a hit so make sure you are in attendance!

To top off the weekend and celebrate all your hard work join the Cool Down Party in Downtown Disney. This event is for family and friends and is set to be an evening full of fun, relaxation and good times. Satisfy your palate with delicious food, enjoy great music, and pick up those last minute keepsake items to remember your incredible weekend. This event is open to race participants, their guests and the public. There will be special offers available at select locations by showing your finisher medal!

Have you been training and are ready to book your trip for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend? Contact Kari at kari@destinationsinflorida.com or at 214-598-7756. Make sure to mention Chip sent you!

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