Sunday, January 7, 2018
Race Day Weather
48° F (8°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 99.59
Course Score: 99.74
2018: 20,025 Finishers
2017: 17,729 Finishers
2016: 19,851 Finishers
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The Walt Disney World Marathon course is very flat. and travels through four Walt Disney World Theme Parks (Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios and then back to Epcot). However, the majority of the course consists of the roads connecting the parks. The course has quite a few turns, but is very flat with just a few overpasses serving as gentle "hills."
The Walt Disney World Marathon was the 7th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 6th largest in 2016.
This year 1.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 1.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2017.
This gives the Walt Disney World Marathon the 434th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 35th highest percentage so far in 2018.
Its Course Score of 99.74 ranks it as the 55th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Florida.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Walt Disney World Marathon a PR Score of 99.59. This PR Score ranks it as the 54th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Florida.
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