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20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Scores a Sellout Hat Trick

What an exciting week it’s been for runDisney!  First, the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon sold out in record time on September 6th.  25,000 runners will be participating in the marathon – the largest event ever!  This sell out came on the heels of the excitement around the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend.  runDisney race season has officially begun!

Then just yesterday, both the Half Marathon and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge reached capacity as well.  In total, there will be more than 58,000 people participating over Marathon Weekend, including 10,000 for the Goofy.  I guess those new medals really got everyone excited 🙂

That number is hard for me to wrap my brain around!  That is a lot of people descending on the Walt Disney World Resort for one weekend.  If you haven’t made hotel reservations yet, you should probably do so VERY soon.  I’ve heard that all DVC rooms are booked already.  This large number of participants also concerns me about transportation on the morning of the races.  I recall hearing horror stories of runners being trapped on busses for hours trying to get to the starting lines.  Disney always seems to improve on issues from prior years and let’s hope that’s the case in 2013 as well.

If you missed out on registering, there are still a few ways to do so.  You can register through the Runner’s World Challenge or with one of various charities that are fundraising for the race, such as Team in Training.  Registration is still available for the Family Fun Run 5K , runDisney Kids’ Races and the Mickey Mile, but those are filling up fast as well. Visit www.rundisney.com for more information.

See you in January!!

Walt Disney World Marathon Sold Out!

Yesterday the Walt Disney World 20th Anniversary Marathon SOLD OUT!  This is the earliest I can recall the marathon selling out in recent years.  Registrations had been sitting stagnant for a while and seemed to pick up after the Disneyland Half Marathon this past weekend.  I guess all of those runners caught the runDisney bug and decided to register for the full marathon.  I can relate to that 🙂

So now the only way to get this awesome 20th anniversary medal is to register through the Runner’s World Challenge, for the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge (hurry, this is at 92& full!), or with one of various charities that are fundraising for the race, such as Team in Training.

Are you registered for the Walt Disney World Marathon??