runDisney Health and Fitness Expo Opens Today Marking the Start of 2017 Disney World Marathon Weekend

Marathon Weekend

ESPN Wide World of Sports will play host starting today to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo in the lead-in to Walt Disney World’s 2017 Marathon Weekend. Those heading to Disney World for the race will want to make the Expo their first stop.  Here you’ll be able to pick up your race number and enjoy a range of other offerings including a speaker series from celebrity runners as well as seminars on various aspects of running including training and nutrition.  The expo is also your one-stop shop for the latest runDisney merchandise.

Here’s a brief rundown of the Expo’s opening hours:

  • Wednesday January 4th – 12pm – 8pm
  • Thursday January 5th – 10am – 7pm
  • Friday January 6th – 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday January 7th – 10am – 4pm

 

For those enjoying the races this weekend here’s a list of race times to keep you on schedule:

20th Anniversary Half Marathon presented by Cigna –  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 5.30 am. Runners start and finish at Epcot

Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna – Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 5.30 am . Runners start and finish at Epcot

Walt Disney World 10K presented by Cigna – 5.30 am on Friday, January 6, 2017. Runners start and finish at Epcot.

One Mile Run – 12.30pm on Thursday January 5th , Friday January 6th and Saturday January 7th.  Event is held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

runDisney Kids Races presented by Gogo squeez Applesauce on the Go: 11am on Thursday January 5th, Friday January 6th and Saturday January 7th.  Event is held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

There will also be a Race Retreat in the Epcot Imagination Lot with opening hours of 3am – 10am on Saturday January 7th and 3am – 1pm on Sunday January 8th.

Those looking for transportation to and from the events should make note of the following schedule:

 

Wednesday January 4, 2017:

  • runDisney Health and Fitness Expo: Resort buses will be in operation between 11.30am – 7.00 pm. VIP Race Retreat Runners can get their bus 2 hours earlier starting at 9.00 am

Thursday January 5, 2017: 

  • Walt Disney World 5K: Buses run between 4.00am – 5.30am and from 7.00am – 9.00am. Those participating in race should embark no later than 4.30am to ensure you reach the starting line on time.
  • runDisney Health and Fitness Expo: Buses run between 9.30am – 6.30pm.
  • runDisney Kids Race: use the Fitness Expo transportation listed above.

Friday January 6, 2017: 

  • Walt Disney World 10k : Buses will start running at 3.30am – 5.00am and from 7.00am – 10.00am.  Participants should embark no later than 4.am to make their start time.
  • runDisney Health and Fitness Expo: Buses will run between 9.30am – 6.30pm
  • runDisney Kids Race: use the Fitness Expo transportation listed above.

Saturday, January 7, 2017: 

  • Walt Disney World Half Marathon: Buses will start running at 3.00 am – 5.00am and from 7.00am – 11.am.  Monorails wills tart running at 3.am for runners and 5.00am for spectators.
  • runDisney Health and Fitness Expo: Buses will run from 9.30am – 3.30pm.
  • runDisney Kids Race: use the Fitness Expo transportation listed above.

Sunday, January 8th, 2017: 

  • Walt Disney World Marathon: Buses will run 3.00am – 5.00am and again from 7.00am – 2.00pm.  Monorail transportation will be available from 3.am for runners and 5.00am for spectators.   Participants must start boarding the monorail from 4.00am in order to make their race start time.

Good luck for all of those participating and be sure to check back with Chip and Co for the latest runDisney news and updates.

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