Marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km races in Florida’s Walt Disney World®, one of the most visited vacation resorts on the globe

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In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

Date:
9—10 January 2021 (Saturday —Sunday)
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Number of participants: 30.000,
marathon 2020 — 7.537,
half marathon 2020 — 12.850
Race Record: 2:11:50 (marathon) Leonid Shvetsov, Russia, 1995
Entry fee:
190—210 $ marathon,
188—208 $ half marathon

The Walt Disney World® Marathon and Half Marathon are annual long-distance running events and weekend race series held in the Walt Disney World® Resort in Bay Lake, state of Florida, USA. The official name of the event is Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend. About 30.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (7.537 runners completed marathon and 12.850 finished half marathon in 2020).

The Walt Disney World® Resort, aka Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake, Florida, United States, near the cities Orlando and Kissimmee.

More about Orlando and its attractions you may find here, about Kissimmee here.

Walt Disney World® Marathon 2020

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 42.195km (Walt Disney World® Marathon)

The marathon race of 42.195km starts at 5:30 10 January 2021 (Sunday) on Epcot Center Drive at Epcot, one of the Walt Disney World® theme parks.

Age limit: from 18 years old on race day.

Half Marathon race, 21.097km (Walt Disney World® Half Marathon)

The half marathon race of 21.097km starts together with the marathon at 5:30 9 January 2021 (Saturday) on Epcot Center Drive at Epcot, one of the Walt Disney World® theme parks.

Age limit: from 14 years old on race day.

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Course

The course of the Walt Disney World® Marathon 2021 tracks through all 4 Disney World theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Course of the Walt Disney World® Marathon 2020

Course of the Walt Disney World® Marathon 2020

The course of the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon 2021 partly coincides with the marathon route, it passes through 2 Disney World theme parks: Epcot and Magic Kingdom.

Course of the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon 2020

Course of the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon 2020

Start and finish lines for Walt Disney World® Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 is near Spaceship Earth, a geodesic sphere at Epcot, one of the Walt Disney World® theme parks. The start line is on Epcot Center Drive, and finish is in Epcot parking area.

You may find the official course maps of the Walt Disney World® Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 in runDisney Digital Event Guide.

The participants of the Walt Disney World® Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 are divided into starting blocks according to the results of the previous races indicated during registration and according to their anticipated finish time. Runners are allowed to start from the block that is behind their assigned starting position. The starting block is indicated on the bib number.

You may change your starting block in your participant account till 20 October 2020.

The time limit for completing the marathon is 7 hours, for the half marathon — 3 hours 30 minutes. You must not be behind the required 16-minute-per-mile pace to stay on the route.

Before the start you may leave your personal belongings at the gEAR Bag Check Tent near the start and finish zone in Epcot. The stuff must be packed in a clear deposit bag (bag is included in your Race Pack along with your bib number).

The routes of the Walt Disney World® Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 are certified by USA Track & Field.

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 28 December 2020 or till the slots last.

You must register by 20 October 2020 to get your name on your bib number.

The entry fee for the Walt Disney World® Marathon 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
from 7 May till 20 July 2020 — 190 $,
from 21 July till 12 October 2020 — 200 $,
from 13 October till 28 December 2020 — 210 $.
A 6.6% platform service fee is charged additionally.

The entry fee for the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
from 7 May till 20 July 2020 — 188 $,
from 21 July till 12 October 2020 — 198 $,
from 13 October till 28 December 2020 — 208 $.
Entry fee does not include a 6.6% platform service fee.

You may switch to a longer distance (with surcharge if applicable) in your runDisney account, a transfer processing fee is applied. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Event T-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Bag deposit
  • Music points along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Mickey Mouse finisher ear hat (for marathoners)
  • On-line race results
  • Digital race certificate with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may order at extra charge:
Runners Square Package (85 $) which includes:

  • pre-race continental breakfast
  • stretching green
  • exclusive starting line walk-out
  • dedicated “gEAR check” station and Port-O-Lets
  • celebratory Photo Moment and commemorative gift
  • special open-air, finish-chute location
  • special post-race treat and beverages

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number 6—9 January 2021 (Wednesday — Saturday) at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo which takes place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (700 S Victory Way, Reunion), Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo (passport), your signed race waiver (available online approximately 2 weeks prior to the event).

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Nick Hilton (USA) 2:22:19
2. Benjamin Xie (USA) 2:27:02
3. Luis Barboza (BRA) 2:27:28

Women (marathon)
1. Giovanna Martins (BRA) 2:54:19
2. Jordyn Kleve (USA) 2:59:07
3. Conceicao de Maria Oliveira (BRA) 3:12:28

* Source: www.rundisney.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
WALT DISNEY WORLD® Marathon and Half Marathon
PO Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
USA
tel. +1 407 939 47 86

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* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 12 January 2020
Possible light rain in the afternoon and evening.
Temperature: 20°C – 30°C (68°F – 85°F)
Wind: 18 km/h (11 mph)
Date: 13 January 2019
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 13°C – 28°C (56°F – 82°F)
Wind: 13 km/h (8 mph)
Date: 7 January 2018
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 5°C – 19°C (41°F – 66°F)
Wind: 15 km/h (10 mph)

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Flights to Orlando

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Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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