runDisney Updates Information for Walt Disney World Half Marathon Runners Following Cancellation

runDisney has provided additional information following the cancellation of the 2017 Half Marathon due to adverse weather conditions.

Below is the full press release….

All registered 2017 Walt Disney World Half Marathon runners will receive their half marathon medal and may choose from one of the following options:

Option 1: A full refund for their race registration in the form of a Disney Gift Card.

  • Those participating in the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, runDisney Kids Races, ChEAR Squad and Race Retreat will receive a refund in the form of a Disney Gift Card in the amount equal to their registration. Those participating in the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge and/or Dopey Challenge will receive a partial refund in the amount of the Half Marathon registration.
  • Walt Disney World Half Marathon, runDisney Kids Races, ChEAR Squad and Race Retreat participants: Bring a valid photo ID and race bib or wristband to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Saturday, January 7 between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Disney Cast Members will be there to guide you.
  • Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge and/or Dopey Challenge Participants: For your convenience, there is no need to visit ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Medals will be awarded on Sunday, January 8, after the full Marathon. Your refund will be automatically sent to you via electronic Disney Gift Card.

Option 2: Two One-Day Park Hopper tickets.

  • Only available to those registered for the Half Marathon, runners should bring a valid photo ID and race bib to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Saturday, January 7 between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Disney Cast Members will be there to guide you.

Option 3: Transfer registration to another runDisney Half Marathon race in the U.S. within the next 24 months, subject to availability.

  • Runners interested in transferring their registration to another runDisney Half Marathon in the U.S. within the next 24 months should contact runDisney beginning Friday, January 13, 2017.
  • Please email your future race preferences to rundisney@disneysports.com with your name, bib number, phone number and mailing address so we can mail your medal to you. A Disney Cast Member will follow up with a phone call to discuss availability of future Half Marathon races.
  • For convenience, those who choose this option will have their 2017 Walt Disney World Half Marathon medal mailed to their home address so there is no need to visit ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Option 4: There is limited availability to run the full Marathon on Sunday, January 8, 2017 during the regularly scheduled race.

  • To transfer a 2017 Walt Disney World Half Marathon registration to the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon, runners may register at no additional charge at Active.com with the following link: http://disneyurl.com/WDWMarathon
  • Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until all available spots are filled or until 10:00 am, Saturday, January 7, 2017. Runners will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.

For any Guests who are unable to visit ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Saturday, January 7 to choose their option should contact rundisney@disneysports.com. Please include your name, bib number and phone number within the email.

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Author: Ray

I am a lifelong fan of everything Disney. My first trip to a a Disney park was to Disneyland as a child in 1970, but didn't make to Walt Disney World until I went with my wife and first child in 1990. A year doesn't go by with out at least one trip to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. My wife and I are Disney Vacation Club members and also Charter Members of D23.

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