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2025

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

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The Walt Disney World Marathon is an annual marathon held every January in Orlando, Florida by runDisney©. Start the year the right way by running through the magical world of the Walt Disney Resort. Whether you want to dress up as your favourite Disney character, come support your friends and family or cross the finish line, there really is something for everyone at the family-friendly event.

 

The Goofy Race & Half Challenge©

Dopey Challenge©

Run through Walt Disney World

To complete the Goofy Race & Half Challenge© you will need to run the Half and Full Marathon. Run past all of your favourite and iconic Disney characters, including some rarely seen ones. There is also live entertainment and great crowd support to keep you motivated from start to end.

Those wanting to complete the Dopey Challenge© will need to run the 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon. If you complete all 4 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend races, you will earn 6 medals, as you will automatically complete the Goofy Challenge©: four individual events medals, Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge© medal and Dopey Challenge© medal.

On marathon day you will set off and run through Walt Disney World theme park past storied lands and encountering the magic of Disney. The event invites all of types of runners, beginners, seasoned marathoners or those in between as the race maintains a loose, fun, low pressure atmosphere.

Included in your package

  • Options to run the 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon
  • On site accommodation
  • Running through Walt Disney World Resort
  • Iconic Disney Characters and entertainment throughout the race
  • Finisher's medal
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
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Pop Century Walt Disney
Pop Century Walt Disney

The Disney's Pop Century Resort is located in the Walt Disney World area, Florida. The hotel sits within easy striking distance of local amusement parks and golf courses. With a good range of facilities and comfortable accommodation, this hotel is a great choice for families seeking a fun-filled holiday in Florida.

Amenities:

Paid public parking on-site
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Game room
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

A tropical lakeside wonder set on the magnificent 45-acre Barefoot Bay, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is ideal for family holidays. You can even choose to stay in the individually decorated Pirate Room which features ship-themed beds and accessories to get everyone in the seafaring mood. Each of the guest rooms are divided into six villages, these are Tinidad North, Trinidad South, Martinique, Barbados, Aruba and Jamaica and are all spread over 200 flourishing landscaped acres. Each of these six villages also have their own swimming pool and come surrounded by the splendid sandy shore of Barefoot Bay.

Amenities:

Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free airport transportation
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV

4 nights
£445
£563
5 nights
£540
£685
6 nights
£638
£813
7 nights
£733
£938

Please note that the price is per person, people sharing a room with double bed or 2 single beds. Single supplement fee for a sole occupancy of a room. Please note that kids prices are on request. Triple occupancy is 2 x double beds and quad occupancy is 2 x double beds.

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9 January

5k race

Today is the day of the Walt Disney World 5k. You will also have the chance to complete the first part of the Dopey Challenge© (5K).

Please note: If you are taking part in the Dopey Challenge, you will need to arrive on Wednesday at the latest.

 

10 January

10k race

Be part of the Walt Disney World 10k today while completing the second part of the Dopey Challenge© (5K and 10K).

11 January

Half Marathon race

Run the Walt Disney World Half Marathon today and complete the third part of the Dopey Challenge© (5K, 10K and Half Marathon) or/and the first part of the Goofy Race© (Half Marathon).

12 January

Marathon race

Today is the last day of the Walt Disney World Marathon event. Complete the last part of the Dopey Challenge© (5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathon) and/or the final part of  Goofy’s Race© (Half Marathon & Full Marathon).

5k entry +

£95

 

 

10k entry +

£130

Half marathon entry +

£190

Marathon entry +

£190

Goofy challenge +

£370

Dopey challenge +

£575

Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

Do you cater for children? +

Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

Can I extend my stay along the way? +

Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

How can I pay for my holiday? +

Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

Do I need travel insurance? +

Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

Can I travel on my own? +

Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

What is twin to share? +

On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

Is the entry guaranteed? +

All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

Do I need to pay a deposit? +

A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

When will I receive my tickets? +

Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

What is included in the price? +

What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

What is not included in the price? +

What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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