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Monday, December 31, 2007

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

The New Year is just around the corner, and that means another year of fun-filled Walt Disney World vacations. And while you’re planning your big 2008 vacation, plan to take advantage of the cheap Walt Disney World tickets at DWTickets.com. We are your one-stop shop for your next Orlando vacation, and we are the number one place to go for cheap theme park tickets all year long.

While the New Year means new Orlando vacation plans to many, for runners everywhere it means the annual Walt Disney World Marathon. If you are visiting Walt Disney World during the weekend of January 11-13, you will probably see people running alongside the resort roads and in certain areas of the theme parks. This year, racers will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the popular marathon, and all finishers will receive a special commemorative medal if the complete the race.

The Marathon Weekend incorporates several different events including a half marathon on January 12 and the full marathon on January 13. Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge is for true runners only, requiring participation in both the half and full marathon. The weekend also includes Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo, a three-day “celebration of health and fitness” that takes place at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex throughout the event.

For families of runners, on January 11, there is Disney’s 5K Family Safari, a fun family run of about three miles that takes young marathoners on a route through Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. The Family Fun Run Kids’ Races has racing events on January 11 and 12, and is also at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Marathon takes runners from the starting line at Epcot, through Tomorrowland and Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, past Expedition EVEREST at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and through the Wide World of Sports Complex. Then its on to Disney Hollywood Studios for a pass through New York Street and Hollywood Boulevard. From here runners trek through Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort and wind down into the big finish back at Epcot. All in a time limit set at seven hours! Whew!

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