WALT DISNEY WORLD - Get on your marks and ready to run – Disney Marathon weekend is here.
Thousands of runners started pounding the pavement early with 5K and 10K races already wrapping up on Disney property leading up to Sunday's main event.
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The 26th annual Walt Disney World Marathon will run through all four Walt Disney World theme parks on Sunday complete with on-course entertainment.
It’s the only race of the year that that goes through each one of the parks.
“runDisney is dedicated to creating a unique race experience,” said Faron Kelley, vice president of Disney Sports in a news release. “With a variety of entertainment and characters throughout the course, cast members and volunteers cheering on runners, participants are sure to find magic throughout every mile.”
Watch below: Traffic Anchor Racquel Asa shows illustrates the race route
For those wanting to enjoy the magic of the race without lacing up their sneakers, Channel 9 will be broadcasting live from the finish line from 5 to 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Follow our team along the race route for all the can't-miss moments!
- Nancy Alvarez: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- Jamie Holmes: Facebook, Twitter
- Brian Shields: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- Racquel Asa: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- Dorothy IX: Instagram
- WFTV Channel 9: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Send us your marathon photos! Post them on your Twitter or Instagram using #WFTV and you may see them on-air and online!
I’m going to #DisneyWorld! I’ll be there Sunday morning along with @brianshieldswftv, @nancyalvareztv, #JamieHolmesWFTV and @rasawftv for our coverage of the #WDWMarathon! I’ll even share some pictures from along the race route! 🏃🏼♀️ #rundisney #wdw #waltdisneyworld #WFTV #FLwx #orlando #florida #orlandoflorida
The #WDWMarathon is just five days away! You can watch it LIVE on WFTV Channel 9, the WFTV News App, https://t.co/lZ9rO6jbHF livestream, and streaming on WFTVnow this Sunday morning from 5am to 9am. @runDisney #runDisney #wftv pic.twitter.com/mtST2n8eAw— WFTV Channel 9 (@WFTV) January 8, 2019
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