Disney Marathon weekend is off to the races: What runners can expect, how to watch

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.

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.

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“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.

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Viewers can also watch the marathon unfold live on the WFTV News App, the WFTV.com livestream or the WFTV Now Streaming App.

Follow our team along the race route for all the can't-miss moments!

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