Everybody grab your walkman and your favorite mixtape! The Walt Disney World Resort’s 2023 Marathon Weekend is going back to the 90s!
While runDisney’s annual takeover of EPCOT, the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is still several months away, the medals and theme for the 2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by State Farm were shared by Disney this week, commemorating its 30th Anniversary.
Disney Parks Blog states, in part,
“It’s a four-park running celebration that’s been 30 years in the making and we invite you to join us for a weekend with a dose of 90’s retro vibes, iconic characters and a glimpse into the runDisney of years past…This year’s medals commemorate 30 years of runDisney with colorful designs paying homage to the decade this race weekend got its start.”
runDisney’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend features six different races with three different challenges. These include the Walt Disney World 5k, the Walt Disney World 10k, the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, the Walt Disney World Marathon, Goofy’s Race, and a Half Challenge, and the Dopey Challenge.
While the full marathon is 26.2 miles, the Goofy challenge pushes runners to complete 39.3 miles (both the half marathon and full marathon). Guests who want to complete the Dopey Challenge have to complete every race the weekend has to offer, covering a total of 48.6 miles. runDisney will also be commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Dopey Challenge, and its medal will reflect that celebration.
The Walt Disney World Resort Marathon Weekend, Presented by State Farm, will take place from January 5 – January 8, 2023. According to the runDisney website, all races are already sold out, with virtual race packages still available.
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