• Disney Marathon weekend begins with 5k run

    By: WFTV Web Staff


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - More than 25,000 people from across the world are gearing up for the 25th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Marathon.

    The sold-out race begins at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Epcot. 

    Runners from 88 different countries will take part in the marathon.

    People can run either the marathon, half-marathon, Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge, the 10K, 5K, Dopey Challenge, even children can participate in their very own kids race.

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    The marathon began in 1994 with about 8,200 runners and spectators.

    There will be 2 million ounces of water for runners, 117,000 bananas and 14 miles of additional fencing.
    Disney will hand out 100,000 medals.

    Join Channel 9 anchors Racquel Asa, Brian Shields, Nancy Alvarez and Jamie Holme for LIVE coverage on WFTV Eyewitness News from 5 to 9 a.m. Sunday. 


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