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  • On Oct 19, 2014
    Michelle from IL Asked

    Can friends/family see you along the race --- outside of the time you are running through the parks? There are quite a few miles that are between parks and it would be nice to have them there to break up the run. Thanks!

    Hello, Michelle! 

    I hope your training is going well and are looking forward to running Disney in January during the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna® - It's getting closer everyday!

    Based on your arrival date, I assume you are participating in either the half marathon or full marathon, if I am incorrect, please let me know. Luckily, there are additional options for viewing runners outside of the theme parks - my favorite is the finish line area. Additionally, spectators gather at the Transportation & Ticket Center near mile 4, and in front of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to see runners go by at about mile 7. Another option to consider is at about mile 12 as you head toward Epcot®. There will be a lot of spectators lining this portion of the course that takes you through a small section of parking lot and walkways near Epcot®. 

    Unfortunately, the middle miles are considerably bare with spectators because it's just not possible for them to access these areas either due to road closures or safety concerns. However, I do want you to know Disney does their best to fill-in these gaps with characters and incredible entertainment! You'll never forget Sarge encouraging you up the mile 10 incline as you turn for Epcot®! There's never a dull moment. 

    If you would like even more spectator information, select the highlighted link for the runDisney website and then select the SPECTATORS tab. From there, select "Viewing your Runner." I hope this is helpful, Michelle! Please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions that may come up as you finalize your runDisney race-cation plans. 

    Have a magical race! 

    Faith 
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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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