Free Day at Disney Offered to 2011 Marathon Finishers

BUENA VISTA, Fla. – (June 1, 2010) – In addition to a tremendous sense
of accomplishment, a magical reward will await everyone who completes
the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna: a
new Mickey Mouse race medal and a free day at Disney.

As part of Disney’s ongoing efforts to encourage
guests to celebrate the milestones in their lives at a Disney Park,
finishers at the Disney Marathon on Sunday January 9, 2011 will receive
complimentary admission to a Walt Disney World Resort theme park the
Monday after the race.

And for the first time ever, runners and fans can
choose the official 2011 Disney Marathon medal, which will be
their unofficial “ticket” to Disney on “Marathon Monday.” Through online
voting this summer, fans can vote for their favorite from three medal
designs, all created by Jostens Inc., the designer of Super Bowl rings
and college football’s prestigious Heisman Trophy. The medal with the
most votes will become the official medal of the 2011 Walt Disney World

Voting is underway now and runs through
Wednesday, July 28 at The winning medal will
be announced in early August.

“Running 26.2 miles is quite an accomplishment
even if you’re energized by Disney entertainment along the way, so what
better way to celebrate such an achievement than a complimentary
fun-filled day at Disney where you can show off your new medal,” said Faron
, director of marketing for Disney Sports. “These new
features are just more ways runners and their families can combine their
passion for running with a memorable trip to their favorite vacation

Registration remains open for the 2011 Walt
Disney Marathon Weekend (Jan. 6-9), which is approaching 50 percent of
capacity. The Disney Marathon Weekend (typical race start temperature
48.6 degrees) will once again include a variety of events for all ages
and running abilities – kids races, a Family Fun Run 5K, the Goofy Race
& a Half Challenge, the Disney Half Marathon and the Disney
Marathon, plus the Health & Fitness Expo. To sign up for any of the
weekend events, go to:

Last year’s Disney Marathon Weekend, which drew a
record 55,500 registered runners from all 50 states and 50 countries,
was highlighted by Adriano Bastos‘ sixth consecutive Disney
Marathon victory and Lisa Mizutani‘s second straight women’s

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