runDisney just released the new course map for the 20th Walt Disney World Marathon on January 13, 2013! This is a brand new course and it looks so fun! Check out this AMAZING video that was just released that virtually takes you through the course![youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q26awn-I_Xc&w=560&h=315]
As in every year, the race will take you through all 4 theme parks, but there are some new additions to the 2013 course!
- Enter the Magic Kingdom Earlier. In past year’s, runners would go through Epcot first on one of two courses and then meet back up on Epcot Center Drive before heading to the Magic Kingdom. Now it looks like you will be heading straight there, similar to the Half Marathon course.
- Walt Disney World Speedway. For the first time ever, runners will get to run through the speedway and be right on the race track. We’ve been assured there will be no cars out during the race 🙂
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Following in the footsteps of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler, the marathon will also be running through the many stadiums and fields of the complex.
- 20-Mile Spectacular. Taking place at Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, this promises to be amazing. Disney is famous for their entertainment on the course and I’m sure they will be going all out for the 20-mile celebration for the 20th anniversary!
Here is an image of the actual map:
To compare, here is the 2012 map:
I’ve been debating for some time now on if I should make this race my first marathon. The 20 year celebration is drawing me in and this video just got me really excited! I’m going to see how my next half goes in 2 weeks and then I will make my decision.
What do you think of the new course? Are you running in 2013?