So you didn’t get into any of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2015 races including the Dopey Challenge, Walt Disney World Marathon, Walt Disney World Half Marathon, Walt Disney World 10K and Disney Family Fun Run 5K? Never fear. Limited entries are still available for the races through charity and travel providers.
It was a record sell-out for the runDisney event. The Dopey Challenge, Walt Disney World Half Marathon, Walt Disney World 10K and Disney Family Fun Run 5K all sold out within 24 hours. The Walt Disney World Marathon filled up in 21 days, shattering the nearly 4 months it took the 2014 race to sell out.
Entries remain available for the runDisney Kids Races and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, where runners complete both the half marathon and marathon on back-to-back days. For the 10th running of the event, runners will earn a special anniversary Goofy-themed medal. As of press time, Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge is 62 percent full and the runDisney Kids Races are 50 percent sold.
But if you really want to run any of the other events at the Walt Disney World Marathon 2015 Weekend from January 7-11 in Florida, you still can if you register through a charity or tour group.
Contact the following organizations directly to find out how to register for the races through them. Charities will ask runners to raise a certain amount of money for participating in the race, and tour providers may require purchase of a travel package.
Walt Disney World Marathon 2015 Charities
The Walt Disney World Marathon raises $7 million each year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, not to mention the money runners drum up for the other 17 official non-profits affiliated with the race weekend. runDisney Charity Groups offer guaranteed entries, discounted Walt Disney World hotel rates and discounts on other race weekend amenities. Check with each group individually for their requirements and benefits.
Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Celebratory Charity
Other Participating Charities
- ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- A-T Children’s Project
- Austism Speaks
- Catch A Lift Charity
- Chron’s & Colitis Foundation of America
- Covenant House Georgia
- Homes for Our Troops
- Hope Water project
- Noah’s Light Foundation
- RODS Racing
- Scott Carter Foundation
- Team JDRF
- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s
Walt Disney World Marathon 2015 Travel Providers
Runners can also register for Walt Disney World Marathon 2015 races through a runDisney Travel Provider. They offer special packages for runners, including discounted Walt Disney World hotel and theme park tickets. Contact each tour provider individually to register.
- Acclaim Travel
- Cruise Planners
- Dream Travel (Canada)
- Galaxy Vacations
- GET Travel
- Kamel Turismo (Brazil)
- LC Tour (Brazil)
- Live Now Tours (Guatemala)
- Marathon Tours
- Rent a Tour (Brazil)
- Shadow Fox Athletics
- SporTravel (Mexico)
- TAM Viagens (Brazil)
- Travel Girl on the Run
- Travelling Fit (Australia)
- Union de Representaciones (Colombia)
Visit the “Registration” tab at rundisney.com/disneyworld-marathon for more information.
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