Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2013
The 2013 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA features:
The information below is for the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon, this event has now closed. Sign up to our newsletter for future updates on the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend.
Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo 10th – 12th Jan 2013: This 3 day event involves celebrity runner appearances, seminars on training, racing and nutrition, and the opportunity to experience the latest in running and fitness equipment. Located at Disney’s Wide World of Sports® Complex.
Disney’s Family Fun Run 5K on Friday 11th Jan 2013: Adults, teens and kids will enjoy a fun-filled and exciting 5K course, starting at 06:30am, that winds through Disney’s Epcot® Theme Park with an unforgettable finish where you can high-five your favourite Disney characters! Preview the Disney Family Fun Run 5k course map now.
Half Marathon - Saturday 12th Jan 2013: Participants will experience 13.1 miles of on course Disney music and entertainment visiting two Walt Disney World® Theme Parks along the way - Magic Kingdom® and Epcot®. Starts at 5.30am. Preview the Walt Disney World® Half marathon course map now.
Full Marathon - Sunday 13th Jan 2013: Participants will experience the most magical 26.2 miles in the world with a race that winds through all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks - Magic Kingdom® , Animal Kingdom®, Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot® - plus the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Starts at 5.30am. Preview the course map of the Walt Disney World® Marathon now.
Goofy Race and a Half Challenge – Sat 12th & Sun 13th Jan 2013: Runners who are looking for the ultimate challenge can run the ½ Marathon on Saturday and the Full Marathon on Sunday. Those who finish both races within the allowed time will be rewarded with a special commemorative Goofy Challenge finisher’s medal at the finish line, as well as an exclusive Goofy Challenge participant T Shirt - these are in addition the the Marathon and half marathon tshirts and medals you will receive.
Our Travel 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.
Disney’s All Star Sports Resort
Sport is the spectacle at this fun resort! Sections are themed around football, baseball, tennis, basketball and surfing. 2 swimming pools, an arcade and a playground provide a fun family recreation area. This great value resort also offers a food court, a pool bar, pizza delivery to your room, even convenient laundry facilities. Rooms accommodate up to four people in 2 large queen size beds.
Services & Amenities:
Baby sitting and child services
Limited room service
Merchandise and souvenir shop
Disabled rooms and facilities
Flights We have arranged flights from London Gatwick Airport to Orlando McCoy Airport on Thursday 10th January. Please note all return flights are overnight from Orlando and land into London Gatwick on Friday morning, 18th Jan 2013. Domestic flights from other regions can be requested at a supplement if required to connect to your international flight.
Transfers These will be by Disney's Magical Express, direct from McCoy airport to our hotels in Walt Disney World. We can also book car hire for you on request if required.
Race Entry - Your official Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend Tour Package includes the following:
GUARANTEED entry into your choice of race
Unlimited use of the complimentary Walt Disney World® Resort Transportation
Exclusive Commemorative Race Shirt
Official Walt Disney World® Marathon Programme
Unique Collector’s Quality Medal for all participants who finish the marathon in under 7 hours and the ½ Marathon in under 3½ hours.
(Please note: Due to safety issues all participants of the Walt Disney World® Marathon and Half Marathon must be able to maintain a 16min per mile pace for the entire race. Anyone dropping below that schedule will be picked up en route and transported to the finish)
RACE ENTRY FEES
Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by CIGNA £110
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by CIGNA £110
Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge presented by CIGNA £225
Family Fun Run 5K £35
Mickey's Marathon Kids' Fest presented by CIGNA £6
Mickey Mile presented by CIGNA £16
7 NIGHT FLIGHT INCLUSIVE TRAVEL PACKAGE RATES: - Prices subject to confirmation at time of booking.
ALL STAR SPORTS RESORT:
Twin.....£850 per person
Triple....£750 per person (based on 3 adults sharing a room with 2 beds)
Quad....£700 per person (based on 4 adults sharing a room with 2 beds)
Note: if you require a different duration of holiday, then please let us know and we try to accommodate you.
Package price notes:
The above prices are per adult and DO NOT include the race entry fees.
Included in the price: Return scheduled flights from London Gatwick to Orlando, inclusive of all taxes, fees and surcharges (Note: taxes and surcharges are not guaranteed until tickets are issued and are subject to change. At the point of ticketing, which is normally 3-4 weeks before travel, any increase in taxes and surcharges will be invoiced to the customer)
Your choice of Walt Disney World® accommodation on a room only basis, including all occupancy taxes.
Coach Transfers to and from your resort on our group flights.
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.
4 day - £TBC 7 day - £TBC
Our specially priced tickets are valid from 7 days before the Marathon and for 7 days after the marathon, so you must use up all the days during this period.
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 travel insurance page.