Nearly Sold Out! WDW Marathon Weekend

Published October 26, 2012 by Disneyways.com

The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna will take place January 10-13, 2013. Marathon weekend is reported to have every mile filled with Disney fun.  The running routes  from Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo, through all four Theme Parks, and ends with a medal  featuring Mickey and friends!

Registration is still open for certain events:

· Walt Disney World® Marathon – Sold Out
· Walt Disney World® Half Marathon – Sold Out
· Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – Sold Out
· Disney Family Fun Run 5K – 73% Full
· runDisney Kids Races – 53% Full
· Pasta in the Park Party

* The marathon relay will not return to the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend in 2013.

— Spectator Information

As a spectator, you play a huge part in supporting your runner by cheering them on and motivating them throughout their training. Below is a guide to help you watch your runner during their magical race at the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend.
The Online Planning Tool is designed for spectators to plan their route along the race course so they can see their runner at key milestones. The ChEAR Squad offers several spectator packages from reserved viewing areas to VIP treatment in the Race Retreat.
Make sure you read the helpful tips on arriving to the race and parking on race day as well as the additional information about viewing your runner in the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks.
ChEAR Squad
Be a part of the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend when you join the CHEAR Squad!
CHEAR Squad packages are available for purchase and include:
· Marathon Weekend E-newsletter containing information for race weekend
· Reserved viewing location at the Finish Line
· Much more!
For package details and to sign up to be a ChEAR Squad member, visit the ChEAR Squadpage in the Event Overview section.

Start Line Viewing: Start line viewing is accessible via the Wonder Lot and does not require a Theme Park ticket. There is no seating at the Start Line for spectators.

Finish Line Viewing: The Finish Line is located in the Imagine Lot of Epcot. Spectators can see their runners at the Finish Line. There will be a limited number of complimentary seats along the Finish Line available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Course Viewing:  Spectators will be able to see their runner run through the Magic Kingdom Park near Cinderella Castle (Mile 5.3 for the Half Marathon). This location will be open at 5:30am. Guests do not need a ticket to enter the Magic Kingdom for course viewing, but to enter the ChEAR Zone area, they will need a ChEAR Zone wristband. A ticket is required once the park opens for the day and standard parking rates apply after 7am.
If Guests want to watch their runner in another Walt Disney World Theme Park, they will need to purchase a Theme Park ticket once that park is open for the day. Standard parking rates apply after 7am. Transportation to these parks is available through the WDW monorail and bus systems.

Runner Tracking: Runner tracking sign-up is available at runDisney.com or by visiting the Expo.

Itinerary

Thursday, January 10, 2013 · 9:00am-7:00pm – Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 3:00pm – runDisney Kids Races – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 4:30pm – Mickey Mile – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 6:30pm – Pasta in the Park Party – Epcot®

Friday, January 11, 2013 · 5:00am-6:00am – Bus transportation (no monorail transportation today) from Resorts to Epcot for Family Fun Run 5K
· 6:30am – Family Fun Run 5K Starts – Epcot
· 9:00am-7:00pm – Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 11:00am – runDisney Kids Races – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 12:30pm – Mickey Mile – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 6:30pm – Pasta in the Park Party – Epcot®
Saturday, January 12, 2013 · 3:00am – Bus/Monorail transportation begins from all Walt Disney World Resorts to Half Marathon start
· 4:00am – Racers should be on the transportation to make it to check-in on time
· 5:00am-7:00am – Transportation to Epcot is suspended due to the race start
· 5:30am – Walt Disney World® Half Marathon Starts – Epcot®
· 10:00am-5:00pm – Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo – ESPN Wide World of Sports
· 12:30pm – Mickey Mile – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 6:30pm – Pasta in the Park Party – Epcot®
Sunday, January 13, 2013 · 3:00am – Bus/Monorail transportation begins from all Walt Disney World Resorts to Marathon start
· 4:00am – Racers should be on the transportation to make it to check-in on time
· 5:00am-7:00am – Transportation to Epcot is suspended due to the race start
· 5:30am – Walt Disney World® Marathon Starts – Epcot®
· 4:00pm-8:00pm – Downtown Disney® After Party

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