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That Was Nuts! Chip & Dale Lead The 10K Party at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Celebrations

Thousands of runners joined the party early Friday morning at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, and to celebrate, the 2023 event is shaping up to be a 90's fun fest of bright and bold retro costumes, amazing Disney Characters, and so many people having an awesome time.


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

This mornings sold out race, the Walt Disney World 10K, kicked off as usual at 5 am in the EPCOT parking lot with a bang!


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

Congratulations to all runners of the 2023 Walt Disney World 10K presented by State Farm, it was a totally nutty set of miles!


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

We can take a look at a few highlights from this morning’s very colourful event, thanks to runDisney.


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

This mornings 6.2-mile race had an abundance of dazzle and entertainment along the way.


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

The 10K race is an ideal choice for runners seeking a good test of their endurance.


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

There was so many amazing Characters at EPCOT today to cheer the runners on, including Scrooge McDuck!


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

It was great to see Toy Story's Jessie, who was on hand too for some awesome photo ops.


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

Even the elusive Darkwing Duck put in an appearance!


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

We adored these runners and their costumes, who else still has VHS copies of the Disney Classics, exactly like these costumes!


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

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


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

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


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K


STILL TO COME THIS WEKEND!


Next up is the Walt Disney World Half Marathon


January 7, 2023

Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time

Join Donald and Daisy Duck as your fine feathered friends host the 13.1-mile adventure through the Disney theme parks!


Be surprised along the way by delightful Character sightings and entertaining moments as you join inspired runners from around the world.


This race will be a blast from the parks’ past – hopefully you’ll be faster than dial-up internet!


Walt Disney World Half Marathon

Walt Disney World Marathon


January 8, 2023

Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time

Join Mickey, Minnie and friends for an extraordinary 26.2-mile race and encounter delightful surprises as you run the course with magical surprises as you travel through the 90’s and through each of the four theme parks!


It’s runDisney's longest distance event––and you’ll earn boasting rights as a Walt Disney World Marathon finisher!



Dopey Challenge

January 5 to 8, 2023

Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time

Complete all 4 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend races on pace and earn: 4 individual events medals

Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge medal

Dopey Challenge medal

That’s a grand total of 6 medals in one weekend!



Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge


January 7 and 8, 2023

Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time

Show your Goofy side over 2 racing days spanning 39.3 miles!

Get started with the Half Marathon on Saturday, followed by the Marathon on Sunday.


Complete both races on pace to earn your Half Marathon and Marathon finisher medals––plus, get the coveted Goofy medal! You’ll need to register for the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, which includes both races, in order to be eligible for the challenge medal.



Bib Pick-Up


Participants must attend the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at least one day prior to their first event to pick up their race bib.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | Noon - 6:00 PM

Friday, January 6, 2023| 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 7, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

You must have a valid ID in order to pick up your race bib (driver's license, passport, military ID or government-issued ID), and you may not pick up another adult participant's race bib.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

gEAR Bag Check

gEAR Bag Check is available for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.


A clear plastic bag will be issued to you at Packet Pick-Up to be used for gEAR Bag Check service. No other bag will be accepted.


At race completion, your number will be used to verify your bag when you pick it up.

Valuable items should not be checked.


The Event Staff is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items.



runDisney Health & Fitness Expo


Participants must attend the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at least one day prior to their first event to pick up their race bib and participant shirt.


Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | Noon - 7:00 PM

Friday, January 6, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 7, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Merchandise


Ready to show off your accomplishments?


Be sure to check out this year’s merchandise collection which showcases the race weekend artwork in a variety of logo performance apparel and “I Did It!” finisher products including shirts in multiple styles and jackets.


 2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Merchandise

Spectators


Support your favorite runDisney participant by tracking their progress throughout their entire adventure-filled weekend of fun and magic.


 2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Special offer just for runDisney runners!


Race week only! Just for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend participants and up to three Guests, enjoy a one-day ticket to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park for just $32.00 + tax!


Offer valid 1/3/23 through 1/10/23.

Tickets can be purchased at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Box Office or at Disney’s

Blizzard Beach Water Park Ticket Window using your official race bib. All parties

must be present at time of purchase.



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