LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2011) — The 2012 Walt Disney World Half Marathon will offer a new feature – a special edition 15th anniversary commemorative medal. All participants who complete the course will receive the Donald Duck-themed medal.
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.