LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Runners were up before the sun rose Friday morning, hitting the pavement at Epcot for the Walt Disney World 10K race.
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Day two of Disney’s 4-day Marathon Weekend welcomed running and Disney enthusiasts alike, who snaked through the theme park in the dark.
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#WDW10K runners, you can go the distance… to the finish line!⚡️ #runDisney pic.twitter.com/GBSIblYlaj— runDisney (@runDisney) January 6, 2023
The annual 6.2-mile race preceded Saturday’s half marathon and Sunday’s full marathon.
2023 marks the 30th anniversary of Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.
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On Thursday, thousands of runners kicked off this year’s festivities with a 5K race, also held at Epcot.
A RAD race to remember ‘fur’-ever! 🐾 Congratulations to all runners of the #runDisney 2023 Walt Disney World 5K presented by @StateFarm! Take a look at a few highlights from this morning’s event: https://t.co/t8tASlVQhi pic.twitter.com/uRcN6rTlxT— runDisney (@runDisney) January 5, 2023
The races went virtual in 2021 during the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, but made an in-person comeback in 2022.
Channel 9 will have special coverage of the Walt Disney World Marathon on Sunday during Eyewitness News This Morning.
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