Marathons and Half Marathons are often much more about the people running than the event itself. The Disney World Marathon Weekend is no different. Thousands of people of all shapes and sizes make their way to Florida to run, jog, and walk their way to the finish line. Each one has their story of their journey leading up to this race.
I am reposting my personal story from my first experience with the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in 2011 when I ran the Disney World Half Marathon. After a great experience I went on to successfully run and complete the Disney World Marathon in 2013. This is my story, feel free to share yours in the comments!
My Disney World Marathon Weekend Experience
Disney Is About The Stories
When the Disney Imagineers create an attraction their focus is on the story. It is the story that guides their focus and their design.
The Disney World Marathon Weekend, the jewel of the RunDisney series, creates individual stories for each of the participants. There are stories of success and failure, and there are great stories about the journeys that many of the participants took to get there and the journeys they took to complete their races.
Not everything is perfect (the shuttle buses running late for example), but the stories and the memories that you take away from an event like this are why so many people come back year after year to compete again. They do it to take their own personal journeys and share in the experiences of others.
If you have ever thought about running an endurance race, this annual event is certainly one that should be considered.
Thank you for listening to my story, which is just one of 28,000 from the Disney World Half Marathon.