International Spotlight: Disney on the Run

Best UK Hotels has it on good authority that the happiest place on earth is about to become the fittest place on earth with the approaching date of the Disney World Marathon 2015. If you haven’t already got your entry sorted out, you might want to hurry up because spaces are extremely limited if not already sold out. If you don’t intend to run in the marathon, you can always find an excuse to fly to Florida and support the entrants as they attempt the 26.2 mile run on January 11th.

disney-marathon-mickey-high-fiveMickey High Give” by Joseph Brent, licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0

Disney Marathon and the Course

The Disney Marathon is not just any marathon, and that is why it is almost as popular as the London marathon. The Disney Marathon is set on a course of 26.2 miles straight through the all four of the Walt Disney World theme parks. It also includes ESPN Wide World of Sports and the Walt Disney Speedway. There will of course be free refreshments to keep you going during the marathon and a live runner tracking facility that allows your friends and family to cheer you on no matter what point of the course you are at. You get the benefit of moral support as many of the famous Disney characters jog alongside you on the course and help you enjoy some course-wide entertainment. If you stay at the Disney resort, you will also get complementary transportation to the event.

After the Run

Once the marathon is over you can enter the ‘cool down party’ and enjoy some wonderful Disney entertainment. The participants will each receive a “tech” shirt, a finisher medal, digital official event guide and a personalised website to share your results.


Rachel Booth Winning Disneyland 1/2 Marathon” by Wikimedia 

Time and a Half

If you cannot participate in the full marathon, you can enter for the half marathon on 10th January instead. Again, if places are full, why not just check out Talkholiday for some spectacular bargains on Florida flights and hotels to enjoy a winter sun holiday? This will be great for helping you decide whether or not to take part next year.