Today In Disney History ~ January 8th

Today In Disney History ~ January 8th

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The first Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend was held on 1/16/94. The Half Marathon was added in 1998. This weekend during the 22nd Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend races include runDisney Kids Races, the Family Fun Run 5K (3.1 miles), the Walt Disney World® 10K (6.21 miles), the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and the Walt Disney World® Marathon (26.2 miles). This years challenges (which allow runners to participate in several events) include the 48.6 mile long Dopey Challenge (5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon) and the 39.3 mile long Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge (the 13.1 Goofy’s Race and full Marathon).
Participants in this year’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend also were given the option to book the 4-night cruise on the Dream leaving 1/11/16 and running the Castaway Cay 5k. By doing this runners will receive a
Disney Castaway Cay Challenge medal.

TMSM Today in Graphic by Sherry Rinaldi DeHart

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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