17,000+ competitors lined up for today’s Walt Disney World Marathon. The 26.2 mile race through all 4 Disney theme parks was the final event during a weekend of races that saw nearly 54,000 registered runners and walkers toe the line in one of the events. For the full marathon, all eyes were on flamboyant Brazilian Adriano Bastos [...]
On Saturday, November 6, 2010 Give Kids The World (GKTW) sponsored its 2nd annual 5k Fun Run fundraiser. Over 625 runners raised more than $68,000 for GKTW Village. This year, the 5k was held inside the gates of the Village itself. Pamela Landwirth, President of GKTW, commented how rare it is for community members to come in and [...]
A new event popped up on the runDisney race calendar this year. The Inaugural Wine & Dine Half Marathon took place Saturday, October 2, 2010 coinciding with the opening of the 15th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The starting gun fired at 10:00 pm, and competitors wound their way from ESPN Wide World of [...]
On Saturday, October 2nd, approximately 11,000 people lined up at the starting line of Disney’s inaugural Wine & Dine half marathon or half marathon relay. Just under 4 hours later the last of the 7,775 finishers (not including the 601 teams to finish) crossed the line.
On Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 runDisney held the first ever Halloween themed 5k through the Magic Kingdom. Participants were encouraged to don costumes for a family fun run down Main Street, U.S.A. and through all the lands of the theme park. My daughter and I were two of the competitors that day, and you can follow [...]
The 5th Annual Disneyland Half Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, September 5th, 2010. The event has filled to capacity for the 5th consecutive time with over 14,000 runners registered to participate in either the 5K or half marathon. 570 “Legacy Runners” have finished all 4 previous Disneyland Half Marathons, and will be recognized throughout the [...]
During the month of July, Disney Sports had a competition where the public could vote on 1 of 3 designs for the 2011 finisher’s medal for the Walt Disney World Full Marathon. Recently, the DisneyParks blog announced the top vote-getter for the new medal design. Below is the medal all finishers will receive upon completion [...]