More than 15,000 runners creep along 10-mile course happily haunted by Disney’s most beloved villains in nighttime race themed around iconic haunted hotel; Race is first of two runDisney nighttime event weekends
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (October 5, 2014) – Marc Burget from Jacksonville, Fla. (56:53) out ran more than 15,000 runners and many of Disney’s scariest villains to win The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler race at Walt Disney World Resort on Saturday night. Lynn Baione from Jensen Beach, Fla. captured the women’s title, finishing with a time of 1:04:19 Saturday night.
The legions of brave runners navigated their way along a course from Disney’s Hollywood Studios to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and then back again to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Along the way, runners trotted past the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show, along the New York Street on the backlot, past Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat at the top of Hollywood Boulevard, and then on to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction.
Finishers received a specially-designed The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler medal featuring The Hollywood Tower Hotel that not only glows in the dark, but has an elevator on it that moves up and down. Runners celebrated their success at a Disney Villains Hollywood Bash post-race party with family and friends. Guests enjoyed live music and characters and had exclusive access to select attractions.
Other weekend events included the Disney Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run, runDisney Kids’ Races and the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The next nighttime race in the runDisney series is the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, Nov. 7-9, during the final weekend of Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival.