Runners who want to participate in the 26.2 mile Disney Marathon can now join a buddy and sign up for the Disney Marathon Relay. Both runners receive official half-marathon times as well as a combined team time, plus the inaugural Marathon Relay Chip and Dale medal – the first new character medal for Disney Marathon Weekend since the Goofy medal was introduced in 2006.
Disney Marathon Weekend is anchored by the Walt Disney World Marathon, in which more than 55,000 participants run through all four Disney theme parks to earn the coveted Mickey medal.
The runDisney series is a program of half marathon and marathon events that provide runners unique opportunities to run through Disney theme parks. Race participants also get to earn Disney-themed medals, experience legendary Disney entertainment and guest service, and ultimately celebrate their accomplishments with a Disney vacation. The original event in the series, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA, takes place each January and features both marathon and half marathon distances. Other races at Walt Disney World in Florida include the Disney Princess Half Marathon presented by Lady Foot Locker in February and the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon in September. The Disneyland Half Marathon takes place each Labor Day Weekend in California. More than 75,000 people participate in runDisney events each year. For more information visit www.rundisney.com.