Disney Marathon brings in record number of runners; boosts economy
ORLANDO, Fla. – According to officials at Walt Disney World, this year's Marathon Weekend will bring the most runners ever, injecting Central Florida's economy with millions of tourism dollars in a typically slow time. Faron Kelley, of runDisney, says nearly 70,000 runners are participating in the 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon this weekend. Marathon weekend at Disney World is almost triple the size in runners registered. 26,000 people are registered for the marathon, 25,000 for the half marathon and 10,000 each for the 5K and 10K. The half marathon takes place Saturday, while the marathon happens Sunday.