Walt Disney World Marathon Fast Facts
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: A record registration field of 55,500
runners is set for the 2010 Disney Marathon Weekend ÛÒ a four-day ÛÏweekendÛ
event (Jan. 7-10, 2010) that consists of the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Disney-Pixar
Up & Away Family Fun Run 5K, MickeyÛªs Marathon KidsÛª Fest and
DisneyÛªs Health and Fitness Expo.
READY TO RUN: Almost 24,000 athletes are registered for the full marathon
and more than 23,000 are registered for the half marathon ÛÒ the eventÛªs two
THE RACE FOR THE LARGEST WEEKEND: Participant
numbers for 2009 placed the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend in second place
for the largest combination race weekend in the nation, behind ArizonaÛªs Rock Û÷nÛª
Roll Marathon weekend.
ITÛªS OK TO BE Û÷GOOFYÛª AT DISNEY WORLD: A capacity field of 7,500 athletes is
registered for the ÛÏGoofy Race and a Half Challenge,Û an event that will
challenge runners to complete both the full marathon and half marathon ÛÒ 39.3 miles
ÛÒ in consecutive days!
PERFECTLY Û÷GOOFYÛª: 193 registered athletes will be
celebrating the fifth anniversary of the ÛÏGoofy Race and a Half ChallengeÛ by
running in their fifth consecutive Goofy challenge. These ÛÏPerfectly GoofyÛ participants will receive special
recognition throughout the weekend.
UP & AWAY FUN RUN 5K: A capacity field of 5,500 athletes is
registered for the Disney-Pixar Up & Away Family Fun Run 5K. The annual ÛÏfun runÛ is held at the Epcot
theme park Jan. 8, 2010, at 7 a.m.
ALL AGES WELCOME: Over 2,500 children ranging from
infant to 13 years of age are registered for MickeyÛªs Marathon KidsÛª Fest. Events include the diaper dash, 100, 200
and 400 yard race, and a timed Mickey Mile. Events take place on Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. at the
soon-to-be-re-imagined ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
TEN STATES: There
are 14 states with more than 500 athletes registered in the full marathon
(listed with number of participants):
Florida – 6,312
New York – 1,166