Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Brings More than 100,000 Runners and Spectators to Central Florida

The 26th annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna ranks among the nation’s most popular destination races, growing from 8,200 runners in 1994 to more than 100,000 athletes and spectators expected this year. As one of Central Florida’s largest sporting events, the four-day race weekend offers activities for runners of all ages and levels including the 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, runDisney Kids Races and runDisney Health and Fitness Expo. Race activities begin on Thursday with the Walt Disney World 5K and culminate on Sunday with the 26.2-mile Walt Disney World Marathon.

There are more than 14,000 Florida runners participating in Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend races, including more than 5,000 from the Central Florida area.

See below information about race start times and locations:

Walt Disney World 5K Race:

Date: Thursday, Jan. 10

Start 5:30 a.m.

Arrive at Epcot by 4:30 a.m. for live coverage of the start and finish line.
Walt Disney World 10K Race: Date: Friday, Jan. 11

Start 5:30 a.m.

Arrive at Epcot by 4:30 a.m. for live coverage of the start and finish line.
Walt Disney World Half Marathon Race:

Date: Saturday, Jan. 12

Start 5:30 a.m.

Arrive at Epcot by 3:30 a.m. for live coverage of the start and finish line.
26th annual Walt Disney World Marathon Race:

Date: Sunday, Jan. 13

Start 5:30 a.m.

Arrive at Epcot by 3:30 a.m. for live coverage of the start and finish line.

Media interested in covering the weekend events must contact Disney Sports Public Relations a day in advance to arrange for credentials.

Media Contact: 

Aubrey Gravante, Disney Sports Public Relations, Aubrey.L.Gravante@disney.com,

(313) 720-1109

Darrell Fry, Disney Sports Public Relations, Darrell.Fry@disney.com

(407) 409-1612 (cell)