The 411 on the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Expo

The 411 on the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Expo

It’s that time again! The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend by Cigna begins January 9, 2019. As you prepare yourself for the weekend ahead, let’s take a look at what’s new and things you don’t want to miss at this year’s runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The runDisney Health & Fitness Expo is open to the public over the next four days. This is where you’ll find everything you need for race weekend. The hours of operation are:

-Wednesday, January 9: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
-Thursday, January 10: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
-Friday, January 11: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
-Saturday, January 12: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The first thing you want to grab is your race bib and shirt pick-up. Every runner must pick up their own race bib at the Expo at least one day prior to their race(s). The bibs can be picked up inside the HP Field House. A valid photo ID and signed waiver are required before the volunteers will release your bib(s) to you. If you are unable to print your waiver in advance, there are computers & printers available in the HP Field House. After grabbing your race bib(s), head to the VISA Athletic Center to grab your adorable participant race shirts and gEAR bag. The exception to this are all participants in the Dopey Challenge or Disney Castaway Cay Challenge. These two events will find their shirts & gEAR bag inside the HP Field House.

What better way to celebrate your accomplishment than to pick up your race’s commemorative merchandise?! Head into The Arena to find this year’s merchandise selection featuring the “Fab Five” with a classic Disney character twist. Merchandise includes special, limited-release pins, performance apparel, and more to take home and show off, after you’ve finished your race events.

Be sure to stop by your favorite exhibitors after you grab all of your race event gear, in the VISA Athletic Center. In here you’ll also find Jeff Galloway speaking on training and racing tips, for the weekend. runDisney also has their runDisney Interactive Zone to offer free activities for runners, friends, and family. Enjoy pre-race yoga, foam rolling, and more.

Don’t forget to fuel your body for your upcoming events. There are specialty treats and beverages made just for runners, in various locations at the Expo. Protein Bites, Dijon Mustard Chicken Couscous or Quinoa Bowl, and Champagne with chocolate Mickey Topper are just a few of the highlights being offered.

Before you leave, stop by the presenting sponsor, Cigna, for a free health screening. They offer these all over the country in their mobile clinic for free. They will be located at the front of ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

More details about runDisney Health & Fitness Expo are provided in the Official Digital Event Guide. The official race weekend hashtag is #WDWMarathon. Be sure and share every memorable moment you experience with this hashtag.

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