2025 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend – Dopey Challenge

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2024 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend - Dopey Challenge Package

WELCOME TO WALT DISNEY WORLD – ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Travelling Fit is an official Tour Operator for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and has been organising packages to this event for 12 years.

We would like to help you celebrate with a spectacular weekend of amazing runs and endless fun in the most magical place on Earth where your favourite classic Disney characters are the hosts!

Travelling Fit is offering packages which include accommodation at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort, located in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando. The beauty of staying at these resorts is that all your transport to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo and the Walt Disney World ® Resort (theme parks, sports facilities, and shopping, dining, and entertainment areas) are included as part of your package.

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos. ©Disney

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  • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
  • 6 Nights Accommodation at the hotel category of choice
  • Return transfers between Resort and Race Start/Finish area
  • Return transfers between Resort and Walt Disney World Theme Parks
  • Post Race Celebration Drinks and Apetizers (Sun)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Supporters can join the Travelling Fit team to cheer on the runners (Sat & Sun)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
  • Travelling Fit Representatives on site
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Walt Disney World Marathon Closed Facebook Group
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$1150per Runner
Initial Deposit
With prelim:
$500per Runner and Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without prelim:
$1650per runner
500per supporter
Second Instalment
$620per Runner and Supporter
Due Friday 09 August 2024
Final Balance
Friday 04 October 2024
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The Disney World® Dopey Challenge

All events will start & finish at Epcot® – You’re about to head out on the most magical course on earth.

The Marathon builds on the 3 previous events, encompassing not only the 5km, 10km but also the 21km course.

The full marathon extends the experience of the previous 3 days, covering all four Walt Disney World® theme parks: EPCOT®, Magic Kingdom®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® before an exhilarating finish back at Epcot®. 

The course is known for being fairly flat, making it approachable yet still a challenge given the distance. 

Highlights of the marathon include running through Cinderella Castle, the excitement of Main Street, USA, and the opportunity to ride Expedition Everest during the race. 

It’s a full day of Disney magic spread over 42.2km, offering unique moments like running through Blizzard Beach and enjoying various Disney characters and entertainment.

There will be plenty of Disney entertainment and some of your favourite Disney characters out on the course to cheer you on!

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos

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Walt Disney World® Dopey Challenge Information

Entry Fees

Entry Fees are included in your Travelling Fit Package.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Dopey Challenge.

It is strongly encouraged to have proof of time when you are registering for your event so that you receive a better corral placement.

Start Time

  • Thursday: 9th January – 5:00am – 5K
  • Friday: 10th January – 5:00am – 10K
  • Saturday: 11th January – 5:00am – Half Marathon
  • Sunday: 12th January – 5:00am – Marathon

Cut-Off Times

All athletes entering the Walt Disney World ® Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k must maintain a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the race.

Anyone not able to maintain the respective paces may be picked up and transported to the finish. You may be picked up at any point along the course and transported for not maintaining pace. It is suggested that you train at a 15-minute per mile pace.

If you stick to the 16-minute per mile pace your finish time for the Half Marathon would be 3:30:00 and the Marathon would be 6:59:00

Race Timing

All Walt Disney World ® Marathon Weekend events will be timed

Race Packets

Race bib collection must be collected from the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo. Refer to Expo paragraph below for details.

You will be required to take your confirmation of entry document and your passport/ID card.

Note:  For the Dopey Challenge you will need to collect your race pack on Wednesday 8th January.  It may be possible to collect your race bibs on the morning of Thursday 9th January from the emergency collection point at the race start, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Pace Setters

Pace Cyclists will be on the course indicating when runners are behind pace by waving light wands or flags at each mile markers according to the official pace time.

If you reach a mile marker with a light wand or flag waving, please note you are behind the required 16-minute per mile pace and can be picked up at any time and transported to the course pick up tent.

If you stick to the 16-minute per mile pace your finish time for the Half Marathon would be 3:30:00 and the Marathon would be 6:59:00

Aid Stations

In the Half Marathon there will be one Food Stop on the course located at Mile 7.9 (approx. 12.5km) with Sport Beans® Energizing Jelly Beans®.

In the Marathon there will be five Food Stops on the course located at:

  • Mile 11.2 (approx. 18km) – Sport Beans® Energizing Jelly Beans®
  • Mile 17.2 (approx. 27.5km) – bananas
  • Mile 18.9 (approx. 30km) – Sport Beans® Energizing Jelly Beans®
  • Mile 21.4 (approx. 34km) – bananas
  • Mile 23.1 (approx. 37km) – chocolate

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

You will receive a clear plastic bag at Race Bib Pick-Up, please use this bag for the bag check service.

Once you finish, your race number will be used to verify your bag when you pick it up.

Unclaimed bags will be transferred to Epcot® Guest Relations, located to the right of the main park entrance.

Articles of clothing that are found on the course will be donated to charity.

Transport

Walt Disney World ® Weekend Transportation is provided to and from all Walt Disney World ® Resorts (i.e. theme parks, water parks, sports facilities, and shopping, dining and entertainment areas) .

Approx. Hours of operation from both resorts (subject to change):

Expo

  • Wednesday: 8th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 10th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 11th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm | From Expo to Resort: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Race Day Transfers

  • Thursday: 9th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:30 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 8:30 am
  • Friday: 10th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:30 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Saturday: 11th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:00 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Sunday: 12th January | From Resort to Start Line: 2:30 am to 4:30 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 2:00 pm8

Expo

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo is located at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

All runners are required to attend the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo for race number and Packet Pick-Up. Transport is provided from all Walt Disney World Resorts.

You will need to download your personalised race number pick-up card/waiver form online and bring it with you to Packet Pick-Up at the Expo when it becomes available online before the event.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Location:  ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Opening Times (subject to change):

  • Wednesday: 9th January | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10th January | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 11th January | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12h January | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

Race participants in the Dopey Challenge will receive:

  • Champion® Women’s or Men’s cut Long-Sleeved Tech Shirts for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge & Dopey Challenge, and 5K cotton Unisex T-Shirt
  • Special Dopey finisher medal, along with the commemorative medals for the Marathon, Half Marathon & Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, 10K finisher medal and the 5K finisher medallion
  • Official Race Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • Personalised results website

Weather Conditions

Orlando weather in January has an average high temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and an average low temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. However in recent years the weather has dropped way below 10 degrees Celcius.

The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the Event Management staff.

As a reminder, the registration fees are non-refundable.

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