20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Scores Hat Trick With Sellout of Marathon, Half & Goofy Challenge

Half Marathon and Goofy Challenge Fill Up On Heels of Marathon Sellout; Race Weekend to be Largest in Event History

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2012) –  Just days after the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna sold out, the Disney Half Marathon and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge reached capacity.

In all, an event record of more than 58,000 runners from the U.S. and other countries have signed up to participate in the Jan. 10-13 event, including 27,000 for the half marathon and of those runners a record 10,000 for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge (running the half marathon on Saturday and the marathon on Sunday – 39.3 miles!). The marathon, which sold out last week, will involve more than 25,000 runners, another event record.

Registration remains open for the Family Fun Run 5K, runDisney Kids’ Races and the Mickey Mile during Disney Marathon Weekend.  To register for those events or other runDisney event weekends, visit rundisney.com.

And there are still a few opportunities to run in the Disney Marathon through the Runner’s World Challenge or by registering through a group or charity. The Runner’s World Challenge package, for instance, includes several exclusive features such as training advice from Runner’s World editors, race registration and other VIP amenities.  Interested runners can sign up at Runnersworld.com or rundisney.com.

The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna will feature events for the entire family such as Kids’ Races throughout the weekend, including the Mickey Mile, a Family Fun Run 5K on Friday, the Half Marathon on Saturday and the Marathon on Sunday. The Health and Fitness Expo runs throughout the weekend at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and features the latest in running technology and fashion, as well as renowned running experts like Jeff Galloway, the official training consultant for runDisney.

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