Navigating the Walt Disney World Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is only 2 days away…who’s excited??


The Health & Fitness Expo kicks off the weekend on Wednesday, January 8th.  The Expo will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (WWOS) and the hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 8th: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 9th: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, January 10th: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 11th: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

All race participants  MUST attend the expo to turn in signed waivers (click here to print your waiver) and pick-up race packets, which include your race bib (Dopey Challenge participants will be receiving 2 bibs) with B-Tag timing devices, race shirt, and clear gEAR bag.  The gEAR bag doubles as the bag to use for bag check during the race.  This is also where you will receive any commemorative items you may have purchased during registration.  If you are unable to attend the expo, you will need to fill out an authorization form to have someone pick-up your packet for you.  You can find these here.

The Expo last year was incredibly busy, so be prepared to wait in line and that you will probably spend a significant amount of time there because the Expo has expanded this year.  Packet pick-up is located in the HP Field House for all races except for the Kids Races.  Here you will also pick up your shirts for the Goofy & Dopey Challenges.  Packet pick-up is now spread over 2 floors so see the map below to find where you have to go.


After visiting the HP Field House, head over to the Jostens Center to visit with vendors and pick up your shirts for the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon.  Speaking of shirts, what do you think of the designs for this year??

2014-wdw-Marathon-shirt-designsAlso in the Jostens Center you will find the speakers series where you can get great tips for race day.


New this year is the Expo expanded into Champion Stadium.  Here you will find various vendors, packet pick-up for the Kids Races, Runner Tracking and Dooney & Bourke items.


If you’re looking to get any of the Expo exclusive items, such as the New Balance runDisney shoes or the Minnie Marathon Bra, you should probably get to the Expo early on the first day.  Things tend to sell out quickly!

So get your wallets ready and have fun!

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  • Ugh, I have to admit I totally dread going to the expos! And this year I’ll be making 2 trips, 1 to get all my stuff on Wednesday and then there is a speaker I actually want to go back and see on Thursday.

    P.S. – I meant to ask you if you needed any other Marathon Weekend posts, let me know if there is anything you’d like me to cover for you : )

  • I’m not even going to be in Florida for Marathon weekend but I loving living vicariously through posts about it 🙂 I think Tower of Terror this October will be my first Run Disney race with hopefully more to come in the future!

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