Walt Disney World Marathon 2015 By The Numbers

Walt Disney World Marathon 2015 By The Numbers

Angela Brito of Ecuador is the first female at the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon. (Preston Mack/Disney, photographer)

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The Walt Disney World Marathon 2015 Weekend presented by Cigna from January 7-11 at Walt Disney World in Florida wraps up Sunday with the title event, a 26.2-mile tour of Mickey Mouse’s realm.

Walt Disney World Marathon 2015 By The Numbers

The medal haul from the Dopey Challenge. (Photo: runDisney)

The four-day extravaganza is the largest running festival in the U.S. with 84,150 registrations and an estimated 65,000 finishers in the weekend’s five events: Walt Disney World Marathon, Walt Disney World Half Marathon, Walt Disney World 10K, Walt Disney World 5K and runDisney Kids Races.

Here’s a look at Mickey Mouse’s favorite race by the numbers.

Walt Disney World Marathon 2015 By The Numbers

209,000—runners who take part in runDisney events each year

84,150—registrations for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

50,000—estimated number of spectators

26,700—runners registered for the Walt Disney World Marathon

26,700—runners registered for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon

12,800—runners registered for the Walt Disney World 5K

12,700—runners registered for the Walt Disney World 10K

7,700—Dopey Challenge registrants

6,500—Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge Registrants

5,250—kids registered for the runDisney Kids Races

141—runners who have completed Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge in each of its 10 years

81—age of the oldest participant, Hideo Furudate from Japan, who is running the Walt Disney World Marathon

65—countries represented among runners

52.2—percentage of female runners

47.8—percentage of male runners

52—percentage of first-time runDisney participants and first-time marathoners

48—percentage of runners returning to runDisney and repeat marathoners

48.6—miles Dopey Challenge participants will run over four days

10—years Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge has been running

4—theme parks runners go through at the Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna: Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT.

1—mouse named Mickey waiting at the finish line

Want to catch the race day action? Fans can watch live feeds of the start and finish line at the Walt Disney World Marathon 2015 beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 11 at the Disney Parks Blog.

Want to know what it’s like to run Disney? Read about my experience—Race Report: Walt Disney World Marathon.

As a member of the running media, Disney sometimes provides me with complimentary attendance at runDisney events. But as always, all opinions are purely my own. I really do believe in being honest about my experiences and Disney is no exception. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

Karla Bruning

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Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the Panasonic New York City Triathlon + regular contributor to Shape + Redbook online. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims, spoils her dog + travels compulsively.

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