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Heat Advisory for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!

WDW Marathon Heat Advisory

What would a Disney race weekend be with out a heat advisory???  With temps having been around freezing in Orlando this week, this is a little hard to believe, but alas it is true.  runDisney has issued the following statement:

Jon Hughes, Race Director, and Dr. James Scelfo, Medical Director, would like to welcome you to the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®. As the runDisney team makes final preparations, we want to remind you of important weather related preparations and information.

Due to warmer weather than anticipated, we encourage all participants to closely monitor their pace and not overextend. This may not be the event to attempt your personal best. We encourage you to be well-hydrated prior to the races and maintain fluid status with alternating water and electrolyte based hydration options throughout your race and entire race weekend. Slow down and ask for assistance at any signs of heat illness. Heed these warnings seriously.

Please review the race program for more details, but as a reminder all medical stations will have the appropriate flag color displayed according to existing heat conditions:

  • GREEN FLAG – Good conditions. Enjoy the event but stay alert.
  • YELLOW FLAG – Less than ideal conditions. Participants with high risk of heat stroke should withdraw.
  • RED FLAG – Potentially dangerous conditions. Heat injury is possible. All participants urged to slow their pace and hydrate adequately.
  • BLACK FLAG – Extreme and dangerous conditions. All participants advised not to compete. Course may be shortened and no times recorded.

All of us at runDisney hope you have a safe, magical run. See you at Epcot®!

Looking at Weather.com, temps will be increasing through Saturday and then dropping back down again for Sunday.  Good news for all you marathoners.

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While the temps don’t seem all that high, you have to factor in the 85% and higher humidity and it can be down right oppressive.  Just remember to HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE and take it easy during the day.  Don’t go crazy with park touring!

Good luck out there!!!

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Contributors Needed for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!

UPDATE 12/29/13: Well, I’m overwhelmed by the response I’ve gotten from this post and I can’t thank you all enough for contributing to covering WDW Marathon Weekend!  You all have such interesting stories and I can’t wait to start reading them.  I know you all will love it too!

I have received an ample amount of coverage for WDW Marathon Weekend and we are set with race recaps and other fun stories.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear from you.  Running at Disney is changing and as I’ve hinted before I want to make this more about the community.  So always send me your ideas!

Thank you again for your support!!

Are you running one of the races over Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in a few weeks?  Will you be at the resort as a spectator?  Are your kids running in a race?  If so, then I need YOU!

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I’m looking for runners, walkers, spectators and Disney enthusiasts of all kinds to cover the variety of events over that weekend!  Here are the some ideas for posts:

  • Race Recaps
    • Disney Family Fun Run 5K
    • Walt Disney World 10K
    • Walt Disney World Half Marathon
    • Walt Disney World Marathon
    • Kids Races
  • The Dopey Experience
  • The Goofy Race and a Half Experience
  • A Spectator’s Point of View
  • Health & Fitness Expo
  • runDisney Speaker Series
  • runDisney Official Meet Up
  • First Time Disney Runners
  • Race Weekend Dining
  • New runDisney New Balance Running Shoes
  • Pasta in the Park Party
  • The Cool Down Party
  • And anything else you can think of…

Choice of topic will come on a first serve basis, so email me at sarah@runningatdisney.com if you are interested in covering one or many aspects of Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend for Running at Disney…the more the merrier!!

Best of luck to everyone running and I can’t wait to hear from you!