ABOUT THE 2019 WALT DISNEY WORLD® MARATHON WEEKEND
Cigna is proud to present the 2019 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend on Wednesday, January 9 - Sunday, January 13, 2019.
Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna®
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Walt Disney World® 10K presented by Cigna®
Friday, January 11, 2019
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna®
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna®
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Goofy's Race and Half Challenge
Saturday, January 12 - Sunday, January 13, 2019
Thursday, January 10 - Sunday, January 13, 2019
runDisney Health & Fitness Expo:
Wednesday, January 9 - Saturday, January 12, 2019
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
ABOUT THE WEEKEND
The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®, which attracts more than 60,000 participants and spectators from all over the world, is one of the largest events held in Central Florida and one of the top 10 running events in the US1.
Approximately 58,000 runners and 20,000 spectators participate in the marathon weekend events which include Walt Disney World® Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, several multi-distance challenges and the runDisney Kids Races.
What events are included in the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna?
The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna offers a wide range of fitness opportunities for all levels of athletes. Activities range from a fun-filled 5K or 10K the whole family can enjoy to the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon, a 13.1 mile course that takes half marathoners from Epcot® to the Magic Kingdom® Park and then back to Epcot® for an exciting finish. The following day, the 26.2-mile Marathon will pass through all four Walt Disney World® theme parks plus ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex before an exhilarating finish outside of Epcot®. Combine the two in Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge or compete in all four races in the Dopey Challenge for a total of 48.6 miles of fun!
The runDisney Health & Fitness Expo is a four-day celebration focused on health and fitness. The event involves runDisney and event themed merchandise, celebrity runner appearances, seminars on training, racing and nutrition, along with the opportunity to experience the latest in running and fitness equipment. Cigna participates actively in the expo by providing attendees with information and activities to help them improve their health and well-being. For more information about Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend activities, visit DisneyWorldMarathon.com.
Why is Cigna involved?
The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna® is a blue ribbon event that combines fun, family and physical activity in a magical way. At Cigna, our mission is to help the people we serve improve their health, well-being and sense of security. Presenting this event with Disney enables us to reach thousands of people and celebrate their efforts to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Cigna understands that meeting a fitness milestone—whether it's running a race for the first time or meeting personal race goals at any length—is cause for celebration. And Cigna is proud to help runners of all ages celebrate the magic of health at the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend.
How can I participate in the 2019 event?
The official race website has the registration link for all events. Registrations are still available for the half and full marathons.
Who is the celebrated charity of the Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna?
The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna celebrated charity is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS), an organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancers. With the support of thousands of volunteers and participants in LLS's Team In Training program, the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend will help blood cancer patients live better, longer lives. Each year, roughly $7 million is raised through participant and volunteer donations along with the Team in Training fundraising program. Learn more about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org.
Five days, four magical parks and miles of fun and fitness — this is the 2019 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®.
1According to Running USA's 2009 US Marathon & Half Marathon Finishers Report