WDW Marathon Weekend Preview

It’s here! It’s finally here! Woohoo!


I’ve developed a solid affinity for WDW Marathon weekend, even though I’ve only raced it once. I signed up for the full in 2015 after failing to finish the Marine Corps Marathon; I deemed it my “revenge race” to prove to myself that I could still finish 26.2. I entered the weekend full of doubt and grumpiness…I didn’t even want to leave my hotel room. But lo and behold, I pulled myself out of my funk and had a fantastic time. I even joined a running team: Team Shenanigans!

I see this weekend as not just the Super Bowl of the runDisney series, but as a wholesome family reunion, as well. Friends and runners come from all different parts of the country and the world to reunite and run a few miles to earn some sweet bling…and maybe have a margarita or five along the way, too.

The past couple of days have brought on a ton of excitement via social media with the unveiling of the expo merchandise and race shirts:


Original article by Steven Miller: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/cross-the-finish-line-in-style-with-products-for-2017-walt-disney-world-marathon-weekend/

Side note, here are your expo hours! (Wide World of Sports)

  • Wednesday, January 4 – Noon – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 5 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 6 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 7 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

The race shirt designs are also really cute! These are the shirts that you will get when you pick up your bib and gEAR check bag:


Since I’m running Goofy Challege this year, I get three shirts!



When it comes to buying merchandise at the expo, I try to stay away from it. Every so often, there’s something that really catches my eye and I budget for it. Most of the time, though, the designs are too loud for my taste (I prefer simplicity and solid colors 98% of the time). I love wearing the race shirts, and these satisfies me enough so I don’t have to buy official runDisney merch.

As always, runDisney encourages you to be social!

…and #GoofyChallenge, and #DopeyChallenge, and #CignaRunsTogether…


To everyone…safe travels heading down to Florida, and I’ll see you then! Feel free to keep up with my adventures this weekend on the socials: @runDisneyBelle!

❤ Christina ❤


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