There are quite a number of big marathons across the country. Many of them can really cost a lot of money when taking into account the whole trip. One big reason is the hotel situation. One of the great things about running the Disney Marathon weekend is that it does not have to cost you a ton of money on the hotel. There are some great places to stay that are inexpensive but if you don't mind spending money there are also some amazing options I would recommend.
When I first started running Disney Races there was not a RunDisney group. I believe it was known as Disney Endurance Events. My first race was the Race for the Taste 10k in 2006. I think it had about 2,000 runners. At that point, the races were just another thing that was offered at the Wide World of Sports complex.
Disney World Marathon Weekend has certainly evolved over the years. The marathon and the 13.1 used to be run on the same day. I love the fact they don’t run those on the same day anymore. I don’t enjoy races as much where they do both races on the same day. I like for all of us to battle the same race at the same time. It also has changed the whole weekend. It gives more of us the ability to support and cheer on other runners throughout the weekend. I love racing but I also enjoy getting the chance to cheer for others as well and watch a race.