Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Please note – the information below relates to 2013 – we will update with 2014’s details shortly.
The 2013 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend date has been confirmed from Thursday 10th January through to Sunday 13th January.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to run a marathon through the most magical setting in the world and meet all your childhood heroes on the way! And since Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is one of the very best holiday destinations on Earth, why not bring the rest of the family and have a great running holiday!
Interestingly from a female perspective, the Walt Disney Marathon has one of the highest female fields in the World. In the past, over 48% of the runners were female, making it a more female friendly run.
Want to follow the Walt Disney World® Marathon in three minutes? Then watch this!
There are a number of different events going on over the four days. The most popular is Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, which includes running the half marathon and full marathon on consequetive days, but there are plenty other opportunties for you to take part in or attend including:
Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by CIGNA
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by CIGNA
Family Fun Run 5K
Mickey’s Marathon Kids’ Fest and Mickey Mile presented by CIGNA
Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo presented by CIGNA
The Disney runs are quite different from other marathons and give you access to the different parks which make up Walt Disney World®. The Walt Disney World® Marathon itself takes you through all four of the parks: Walt Disney World® Theme Parks – Magic Kingdom®, Animal Kingdom®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®; whilst the Half marathon takes in Magic Kingdom® and Epcot®. Have a look at the Marathon course map and the half marathon course map to see the sights you will be running past.
People really want the extra special Disney medals which are given out to finishers and these are a true collectors item.
Our Walt Disney World® Marathon WeekendTravel Packages
By joining the Sports Tours International team of runners you will experience the best value Walt Disney World® Marathon packages. You will stay at one of the official Walt Disney World® resorts and you will enjoy the benefit and reassurance of a GUARANTEED RACE ENTRY. Your resort is located in the centre of the action at Walt Disney World® in Lake Buena Vista, near Orlando, Florida, with the added advantage of easy access to all of the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and use of the FREE Disney Transportation System.
For our 2013 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend travel packages we are using the All Star Sports Resort and flying with Virgin Atlantic. For more information, click on the travel packages tab a the top of the page.
How to Book
To book, click on the green button at the top of the page.
In order to confirm your reservation we require a deposit of £200.00 per person, plus the applicable race entry fee per runner, at the time of booking:
Sightseeing and Excursions
There’s so much to do in Central Florida and around the Parks and Orlando>
Theme Park Entrance:* Walt Disney World® Theme Park tickets add to the magic of your trip! We have specially priced Walt Disney World® Theme Park tickets available to our Sports Tours International customers. Choose between a 4 day and a 7 day Magic Your Way ticker with Park Hopper option. Enjoy incredible flexibility when planning each day’s activities by being able to visit Magic Kingdom theme park, Epcot theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park on the same day. You can ride your favorite attractions at one park in the morning, then check out fireworks at another park in the evening, or go back to a park you’ve already visited to do something you loved the most. If you want to come and go as you please, this is the option for you.
There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.
PASSPORTS – THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Please note: we will require a copy of your passport along with your application form.
Please – don’t leave it to the last minute. The following information is for United Kingdom passport holders only, other nationals including Eire should consult the appropriate embassy.
UK residents are allowed to enter the USA with a ten year passport, with no less than 6 months left before the expiry of the passport, if staying in the US for less than 90 days. However, the rules are constantly updated, so we advise that you check your own individual situation as the visa waiver programme is subject to strict criteria, and for example, if you have a criminal record or have previously been refused entry to the US, you may not qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver programme. Please check your status with the rules.
Passengers are no longer permitted to enter the USA with a non-machine readable passport unless their old style passport has a valid Visa stamp. The newer red passports are machine readable. CHILDREN MUST HAVE THEIR OWN PASSPORT – If in doubt please contact the passport advice line on 0300 222 0000, or Passport Office Website or if applicable the American Embassy on 0207 499 9000 or the US Embassy Website
IMMIGRATION TO THE USA
There are now very strict guidelines on entry to the USA and a new system put in place whereby you must have registered with the Department of Homeland Security at least three days before you travel. More information can be found on the Department’s Official Website
For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page
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