The finisher medals for the 2019 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna were revealed today, with several new designs and a few surprises.
For starters, beginning in 2019, participants in the runDisney Kids’ Dashes and One-Mile Run will earn a unique medallion for each event. This year’s designs spotlight Mickey and Pluto.
The Walt Disney World 5K medal will sport a fresh design of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who is featured for the first time in a race medal.
The Walt Disney World Marathon medal rewards those who complete the 26.2-mile course with a fleet-footed Mickey Mouse, “spinning” in the middle.
For those runners who take on the extra challenge of multiple races, there are several special medals. The Dopey Challenge medal, awarded to those who finish the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Walt Disney World® Marathon on back-to-back days, features its namesake dwarf. Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge medal, with a spinning Goofy center, rewards those who run 39.3 miles — the Half Marathon plus the full Marathon.
Those who combine a 5K or longer race during the 2019 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend with a Castaway Cay 5K the following week earn the special Disney Castaway Cay Challenge medal.
Slots still remain in some race events so check out the official website to find out more and to register.
What’s it like to participate in these races? You can read first-hand reports by AllEars.Net’s Laura Gilbreath and Lee Zimmerman HERE.
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