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Ch-EARS To 30 Y-EARS - Thousands of runners celebrate 30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon

Sunday morning, thousands of runners took part in the 30th Walt Disney World Marathon, which started and ended at EPCOT, taking runners through all four Walt Disney World parks.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

This year's Marathon Weekend was the 30th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, with over 100,000 participants and spectators taking part in the four-day event.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

Sundays race, the 30th Walt Disney World Marathon, kicked off at 5 am. with almost perfect weather conditions for the marathon.


Runners from all over the world had converged on Walt Disney World to take part in the historic 30th anniversary of the marathon.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

Congratulations to every runner in this years 2023 Walt Disney World Marathon presented by State Farm!


This year, the costumes throughout the weekend have been amazing, with everyone getting in the 90's groove!!


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

This years Walt Disney World Marathon was a special day in particular for 59 runners who have participated in every Walt Disney World Marathon since it began back in January 1994!


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

We can take a look at a few highlights from this years very colourful Walt Disney World Marathon, thanks to runDisney.


The 26.2-mile race, is runDisney's longest distance event, and took runners into every park within Walt Disney World.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

The theme was “retro vibes” and honored the 90s spirit with themed entertainment, medals and of course the Disney characters throughout the course.


The 2023 30th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon

Sunday’s race marks the first Walt Disney World Marathon win for male finisher Daniel Dos Santos.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

He said he was proud to take the victory to his home country of Brazil.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

Female runner Catherine Cardillo came in first place with a time of three hours and 13 minutes.


The New York native said she loves to run professionally, but the Disney marathon is one of her favorites. "It is such a cool experience, and it’s mainly the crowd, they’re electric” Cardillo said."


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

There was so many amazing Characters cheering the runners on throughout the 26.2-mile course.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

The marathon was an adventure through the Disney theme parks, starting and ending in EPCOT.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

The characters are a real highlight of the runDisney events, and this years marathon was no exception, with so many characters cheering the runners on.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

Congratulations once again to all the runners, it was such a bright and fun morning!


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

Congratulations also to runDisney for organising such an amazing event as always.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

The unique photo ops are a real highlight for the runners throughout the course.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

Genie was at The Boardwalk this year!


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

The Beast was waiting at his Castle to meet Belle!


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023

Next year's Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2024 is scheduled for January 3-7, 2024.


30 Years of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2023






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