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Join Team HFOT for our first year in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!
  January 8 - 12, 2014 in Orlando, FL

We are currently sold out of charity bibs, but welcome all pre-registered participants!  If you wish to be added to our waiting list, please email Cara Yanosick at cyanosick@hfotusa.org

Disney Goofy Challenge January 11, 2009: Team HFOT Runner
Click here to join Team HFOT
*Only pre-registered runners*
*All Charity spots are filled*
Click here to support a Team Member
If you are already a part of Team HFOT, click here to log in to your headquarters

All Team HFOT members must raise a minimum of $500 (Minimum must be met by January 8, 2014)

All Team HFOT members receive:

  • Custom team singlet
  • Fundraising web page that you can personalize and manage 
  • Personalized support & technical help 
  • Fundraising Toolkit & HFOT promotional material
  • Team goody bag
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World Resort Hotel rate
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets
  • Select discounts on other race weekend amenities

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Quicklinks:


Disney's Health and Fitness Expo

Expo Schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 8, 11am - 8pm
  • Thursday, January 9, 9am - 7pm
  • Friday, January 10, 9am - 7pm
  • Saturday, January 11, 10am - 4pm

Expo Location: 
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Jostens Center & HP Field House
700 S Victory Way
Kissimmee, FL

Headquarters for everything you need to prepare for race weekend is at Disney's Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Expo is where you'll pick up your official race number and packet, check out the newest Official Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend Merchandise, and get a sneak peek at the latest in apparel and fitness equipment. The Expo will also showcase a Speaker Series that includes appearances by celebrity runners and seminars on training, racing, and nutrition featuring speakers and panelists from the world of running. The Speaker Series is hosted by TV and Radio Commentator Creigh Kelley.

Race Packet Pick-Up

All participants in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend are required to attend Packet Pick-up, located at Disney's Health & Fitness Expo to retrieve their bib.  Runners are required to download their personalized race number pick-up card and waiver online (available approximately one month prior to the event). 

*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at Disney's Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.

Packet Pick-up is not available on race morning. 

Team Hotel

Hotel Information:
Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside
Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Homes for Our Troops has a room block with discounted pricing at Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside Resort. This is a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and in order to receive our discounted rate, we must book a minimum number of rooms. Please consider staying at the team hotel - we have a chosen a Moderate Resort to accommodate the amenity and price range needs for our variety of teammates.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels offer free transportation to and from Orlando International Airport, Walt Disney World Theme Parks, and each Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Race Event. Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside features 6 pools, free boat transportation to Downtown Disney, and several on-site dining options. 

Our rate at Port Orleans - Riverside is $127/night, plus tax. Check your Team email for the phone number to book, or email Cara for details!

Homes for Our Troops Team Pasta Dinner 

Homes for Our Troops will have a group reservation one night at the Pasta in the Park Party hosted at Epcot's World ShowPlace Pavilion with a limited number of tickets given to each Team HFOT runner. Team HFOT Runners will also have the option to purchase additional discounted tickets for family members. Pasta in the Park features: Entry into Epcot at 7:00pm, Runner friendly buffet pasta dinner, Disney character Meet & Greets, Live DJ & face painter, and a reserved viewing location fo IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.  

More information regarding specific night of our reservation and tickets given to runners, as well as a link to purchase additional tickets, will be available soon! 

Spectators

Team HFOT Cheering Brigade T-Shirts
Each Team HFOT runner will be provided with two free Cheering Brigade shirts for your family! These bright yellow t-shirts make it easy for you to spot your family along the race course.  Additional shirts can be purchased for $10 each.

For the best viewing areas for spectators, including within the Magic Kingdom, please refer to the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend's website here and click on "Spectators".

Shuttles & Parking

Shuttles
Getting around is easy for Walt Disney World Resort guests during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Buses will be indicated by Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend signs placed in the front windows and will run every 20 minutes from Walt Disney World Resorts to the following events:

Disney's Health & Fitness Expo

  • Wednesday, January 8, 10:30am – 7:30pm
  • Thursday, January 9, 8:30am – 6:30pm
  • Friday, January 10, 8:30am – 6:30pm
  • Saturday, January 11, 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Last buses will depart from the Expo 30 minutes after it closes.

- Disney Family Fun Run 5K: Thursday, January 9

- runDisney Kids Races: Please use transportation to Disney's Health & Fitness Expo to reach the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

- Walt Disney World 10K: Friday, January 10 | 4:30am – 6:00am and 7:00am – 9:00am

- Walt Disney World Half Marathon: Saturday, January 11 | 3:00am – 4:00am and 7:00am – 10:30am

- Walt Disney World® Marathon: Sunday, January 12 | 3:00am. – 4:00am and 7:00am – 2:30pm

Please note, Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Transportation is only provided to and from Walt Disney World Resorts. If you are staying at a Resort on property, please check with your front desk for a pick-up location. Participants staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort are strongly encouraged to use the event transportation to all Marathon Weekend events. Guests not staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort will need to provide their own transportation to race weekend activities.

Parking

Athletes and spectators should plan on arriving at Epcot® by 4:00am on Half Marathon or Marathon race morning. The main entrance of Epcot® from World Drive will be closed to all traffic from 5:00am to 7:00am on the mornings of the Half Marathon and Marathon. All traffic will be directed to the Magic Kingdom® Park Parking Lot where they will be transported to Epcot® via monorail. Traffic will not be affected for the Disney Family Fun Run 5K.

For more information on shuttles and parking, please visit the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend here and click "Transportation" under the "Plan" heading.

Contact

Cara Yanosick email: cyanosick@hfotusa.org / Office: 508-823-3300, ext. 229 M-F 9am - 5pm.

*No Walt Disney World endorsement is implied.

 

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