Disney World Marathon preparations begin

Thousands of runners expected to visit Central Florida

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Thousands of runners from around the world will make their way into Central Florida as preparations begin for the annual Disney World Marathon weekend.

The race takes place Sunday, but several shorter races are planned beforehand, and a health and fitness expo starts Wednesday at the Wide World of Sports Complex.

Last year's event drew 30,000 runners and their families.