Welcome to the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®. We are so excited to have you here as we kick off a new year of runDisney races. With so much to see and do, it’s truly the most magical race weekend on Earth!
This year we’re celebrating classic Disney characters with a retro twist. Pluto returns as the host of the Walt Disney World 5K and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit joins us for the second year, this time hosting the Walt Disney World 10K. Donald will continue to represent the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, and for the first time, the Walt Disney World Marathon will have two hosts – Mickey and Minnie.
The fun starts on Wednesday at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, your one-stop shop for all race-weekend necessities. Start by picking up your race bib, shirt and gEAR bag, then explore the Expo floor and discover running and fitness products, exclusive food and beverage offerings and, of course, official runDisney merchandise.
Races start on Thursday and span across 48.6 miles of Walt Disney World Resort including all four theme parks, and, new this year, Blizzard Beach Water Park. Our runDisney team has packed every mile with Disney magic, so get ready for music, entertainment and appearances by your favorite characters.
Kids can join the fun, too, during the runDisney Kids Dashes presented by GoGo squeeZ®. For runners seeking extra excitement, this race weekend offers two challenges – Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, which spans 39.3 miles over two days and celebrates its 15th anniversary running, and the Dopey Challenge, consisting of all four races and totaling 48.6 miles. No matter which race – or races – you choose to participate in, I congratulate you on your incredible commitment to running.
On behalf of the Cast Members, Volunteers, our presenting sponsor Cigna and our celebrated charity, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you for joining us for the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.
May every mile be magical,