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Date: January 6-10, 2016  

Dopey Challenge- January 7-10, 2016

Goofy Challenge- January 9-10, 2016

Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna®*- Thursday, January 7, 6:15am

Walt Disney World® 10K presented by Cigna®- Friday, January 8, 5:30am

   Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna®- Saturday, January 9, 5:30am 

Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna®- Sunday, January 10, 5:30am

*The timed 5K for the Dopey Challenge participants starts at 5:30am

Course: The marathon's looped course passes through all theme parks including Epcot®, Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and finishes back in Epcot®. The course is very fast and flat.


Weather: Average temperatures range between 45-70F. Ideal conditions for running.

Discounted Entry Fee: The marathon entry fee is $205, the half-marathon is $205, the 10K is $135, the 5K is $75, the Goofy Challenge (half marathon and marathon) is $400, and the Dopey Challenge (5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon) is $610. Our package hotels must be booked in order to obtain a guaranteed entry. All race entries will be done online through the Walt Disney World Marathon organizing committee. We will email you the registration link once we receive it from Run Disney. If you are purchasing the guaranteed entry through Marathon Tours do not register online on your own. Entry must be done through the special Marathon Tours link.

Eligibility: Your entry is guaranteed when reserved with travel arrangements. Marathon runners must be 18 years or older on race day and half-marathon runners must be 14 years of age or older. Goofy and Dopey participants must be 18 years or oder on race day.  Participants for Walt Disney World® 10K must be 10 years of age or older.  All ages are welcome to run the Disney Family Fun Run 5K.  Limit two entries per hotel room reservation.

Time Limit: Participants in either the full marathon or half-marathon must maintain a 16:00 per mile pace (3:30 finishing time for the half and 7:00 time for the marathon). Runners not reaching check points within this time will be transported back to the finish line.


Awards: Every runner receives a commemorative race tech T-shirt and a medal after finishing.

For more information call Marathon Tours, 617-242-7845 or Email at info@marathontours.com