The 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend advanced registration window for Disney Vacation Club members is now open!
Starting at 12 noon ET on Tuesday, April 14, DVC members can begin registering for 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend events. The marathon and its accompanying races will be held January 6 – 10, 2016 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Early event registration is a perk made available to Disney Vacation Club members. Note that there are limits to the number of registrations which will be accepted during the early sign-up period. Popular events often fill-up within hours of the start of early registration.
For a link to the early registration page, visit DVCMember.com and click on Membership Magic then Special Offers.
Information contributed by www.dvcnews.com.
My running partner was at the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-miler race weekend at Walt Disney World last week. She took a few pictures of some of the race medals for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon.
As you can see there isn’t much change from last year, except for Goofy. The Goofy Race and a Half Challenge will be celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, so they have made a different medal to celebrate.
UPDATED: Here is the official picture of all the medals from RunDisney.
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We have arrived at Walt Disney World for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. It was nice leaving home at 38 degrees and arriving at Disney at 73; however, it has been a rainy day.
After checking in at our resort, Disney’s Beach Club Villas, we headed to the EPSN Wide World of Sports for the Marathon Expo.
Inside at the Expo they had things very well organized. This is my 3rd year doing Marathon Weekend, and 2nd doing to Goofy’s Race And A Half Challenge, and things seemed to move far smoother. They have the Goofy & Dopey Challenge bib pickup area in a separate area from the individual races pickup.
The big hype for the Expo has been the RunDisney New Balance Running Shoes. The hype started before you even got inside the expo.
Because of the hype and 80,000 runners here, they lines were insane, so I passed on getting a pair here. I decided to wait until the Disneyland Half Marathon in September to purchase my Goofy’s. I had a friend, Michael who left Charleston at midnight, to be in line at 6am, for an 8:30am expo opening, to get their shoes. They were 30th in line and were successful! I will try and post a video of how joyous their son was to get his Goofy’s.
My running partner is at Disneyland, CA this weekend to run the Disneyland Half Marathon. While at the expo, she found that they have revealed the medals designs for the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.
Without any further wait:
Here is the new Minnie 10k race medal:
Here is the Donald Half Marathon medal
Here is the Mickey Marathon medal
Here is the Goofy medal you get for running the half marathon (Saturday) and the full marathon (Sunday), and the events I will be participating in. This is a total of 39.3 miles in 24 hours.
Finally, the new event, call the Dopey. You will get all the above medals, including this one, when you run the 5k on Thursday, 10k on Friday, half marathon on Saturday, and full marathon on Sunday for a grand total of 48.6 miles.