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Preparing to Race


Those who plan to run the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Marathon are going to need the right tools: determination, motivation, training to get their bodies ready for the race and the desire to see what their healthy bodies can do. Here are some links to information that can help.

  • Staying Hydrated
    Congratulations! You've made the commitment to lace up your sneakers and run in the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. GO YOU! And even though you will be training in fall's cooler weather, it's still important to consume the right amount of liquids - which varies from person to person. More
  • Healthy Holiday Habits Aren't So Hard
    Whether it's a giant Thanksgiving feast or upcoming holiday party, this time of year can throw a wrench in our healthy diet plans - especially when training for a marathon. More
  • Include "Good Health" On Your Training Checklist
    Prior to beginning marathon training, Saquib Hamid, MD, a family practice physician with Cigna, recommends a routine physical exam and stress test. Tell your doctor if you're aware of a family history of disease or think you may be at high-risk for a particular condition. More
  • Staying Healthy During Flu Season
    You've been training hard preparing for the big event, the last thing you want is to come down with the flu. Learn what important precautions you can take to stay healthy during this year's flu season. More
  • Favor Your Feet
    There's a lot to do to prepare for the upcoming Walt Disney Marathon Weekend, including training hard, staying hydrated and stretching. It's also very important to take proper care of your feet so they will get you across the finish line. More
  • Race Etiquette
    Congratulations! You've made the commitment to lace up your sneakers and run in the 2014 Walt Disney World ® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna - GO YOU! Running alongside thousands of people can be a pretty unique experience. And whether this is your first race, or your 50th marathon, here are six "runner etiquette" tips that will help you - and your fellow runners - get the most out of your experience. More
  • Ready...Set...GO YOU
    GO YOU - You've made the decision to run in the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. Training for a 5k, half marathon, marathon or Goofy's Challenge is a big commitment and requires physical and mental strength immense focus, and time. Make sure your starting off on the right foot by following a few simple steps... More
  • Fuel Your Body With a Healthy Diet
    GO YOU - You've made the decision to run in the 2014 Walt Disney World ® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. A long road of training is ahead and knowing when and what to eat can make a big difference in how you feel during your workouts. Read on for some helpful tips on eating and exercise while you train.More
  • Getting Mentally Motivated
    GO YOU - You've made the decision to run in the 2014 Walt Disney World ® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. Because training for a marathon is as much a mental challenge as it is a physical one,here are some helpful tips to get through your most demanding workouts and prepare both your body and mind to make it to the finish line. More
  • Getting Your Family Involved
    GO YOU - You've made the decision to run in the 2014 Walt Disney World ® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. As you train for this event, why not get the rest of the family involved? Training for a marathon is an enormous investment of time, emotion and energy. Not only will you need and appreciate your family's support, involving them in the process is a great way to get and keep your family healthy. More

Additional resources for runners, including training tips and runner's logs:

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