2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Join Team HFOT for our second year in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend! January 8 - 11, 2015 in Orlando, FL
We accept all runners who have secured their own race registration through runDisney. If you have already secured your registration via runDisney, click the link below to join Team HFOT
All Team HFOT members must raise a minimum of $500 (Minimum must be met by January 8, 2015)
Please note that upon regsitering for any race event on Team HFOT, you will be immediately charged the regsitration fee for your race. This fee does not count towards your $500 minimum fundraising commitment.
All Team HFOT members receive:
- Custom team jersey
- 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
- Wednesday, January 7, 11am - 8pm
- Thursday, January 8, 9am - 7pm
- Friday, January 9, 9am - 7pm
- Saturday, January 10, 10am - 4pm
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Jostens Center & HP Field House
700 S Victory Way
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 HFOT has a room block at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort for $125/night! Please refer to your team emails for information on how to book your room. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this room block. 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.
Homes for Our Troops Team Pasta Dinner
Homes for Our Troops will have a group reservation at the Pasta in the Park Party hosted at Epcot's World ShowPlace Pavilion on Friday, January 9 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 6:30pm, Runner friendly buffet pasta dinner, Disney character Meet & Greets, Live DJ & face painter, and a reserved viewing location fo IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.
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
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 7, 10:30am – 7:30pm
- Thursday, January 8, 8:30am – 6:30pm
- Friday, January 9, 8:30am – 6:30pm
- Saturday, January 10, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Last buses will depart from the Expo 30 minutes after it closes.
- Disney Family Fun Run 5K: Thursday, January 8
- 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 9 | 4:30am – 6:00am and 7:00am – 9:00am
- Walt Disney World Half Marathon: Saturday, January 10 | 3:00am – 4:00am and 7:00am – 10:30am
- Walt Disney World® Marathon: Sunday, January 11 | 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.
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.
Cara Yanosick email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Office: 508-823-3300, ext. 229 M-F 9am - 5pm.
*No Walt Disney World endorsement is implied.