Earlier this week runDisney announced the Goofy Giveback for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. According to Faron Kelly, Director of Marketing & Communications for Disney Sports, they had an overwhelming number of people reach out on social media after watching an inspiring episode of Extreme Weight Loss. People wanted to participate in a race during 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend after seeing a father-daughter team run the 2014 Walt Disney World Half Marathon, but they were disappointed to find most of the events sold out.
So runDisney decided to do something about it and split up a few of the remaining Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge (both the half and full marathons) spots and allow more people to register for the individual races.
The slots will be open until October 24th, but I have a feeling they will be gone long before that. As of the time of this post, here is the availability for 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend:
- Walt Disney World Half Marathon – 95% full
- Walt Disney World Marathon – 90% full
- Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – 95% full
This is a great opportunity for anyone who got block out of one of the races and was hoping to participate, but HURRY and register now!
Here is the official video announcement from runDisney: