Ok guys I have good news and bad news. Let’s get the bad out of the way shall we. The runDisney Walt Disney World 20th anniversary marathon is officially SOLD OUT.
Moving on quickly to the good news so no one panics….there are STILL ways to get signed up, so don’t worry! This was one of the fastest sellouts in history, less than five months! Check out the rest of the press release:
More than 25,000 runners have registered for the Jan. 10-13 weekend event, ensuring this will be the largest Disney marathon field ever, surpassing the 23,000 runners who ran in the 2010 Disney Marathon.
Runners from around the country and beyond have been undoubtedly drawn to the event because of several unique features tied to the 20th anniversary, such as new course twists (the route goes through the Walt Disney World Speedway and ChampionStadium), the new Mickey Mouse medal, the post-race party at Downtown Disney and the chance to run with several celebrities who have registered to run.
Runners still have 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, as well as for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, which involves running the half marathon and the marathon on consecutive days.
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 theMarathon 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.
So, while regular registration is closed, you can still sign up with a charity group or through the Runner’s World challenge, but act fast, I don’t expect even these spots to last a lot longer!
*Also, as of the evening of September 7, the half marathon was 98% full, Goofy was 97% full, and the family fun run 5k was 60% full, so don’t delay on those either!
QOTD: Ok so who is signed up for marathon weekend? Anyone still wanting to sign up?