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Runners bundle up for 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon

The Walt Disney World Marathon kicked off the popular runDisney race series for 2018 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Walt Disney World Marathon

Orlando, Fla. is often seen as a warm weather running destination, right? Well, this weekend, overnight low temperatures were as cool as 5 C.

The Walt Disney World Marathon was Sunday which concluded a four-day, four-race event to kick off one of North America’s most popular series. The year’s opening event was extremely popular with 20,801 finishers in the half-marathon, which was Friday, and 12,881 finishers in Friday’s 10K alone, not including Sunday’s marathon, which featured an estimated 25,000 starters, according WFTV9 ABC. The 5K kicked action off on Jan. 4.

The race issued a weather advisory citing that Central Florida was experiencing “colder weather than usual.” Races began at 5:30 a.m. local time.

All four races started and finished at Epcot, a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In 2017, weather was also the story at the Walt Disney World Marathon as the 42.2K event was cancelled due to lightning.

The Walt Disney World Marathon notably features the Dopey and Goofy Challenges, which includes running multiple races on multiple days.

The race is hosted by runDisney, the road running division of Disney Sports Enterprises, which organizes multiple race weekends throughout the year. Other events include Star Wars-themed races, the Disney Princess Half-Marathon weekend and the Disney Wine and Dine Half-Marathon.

Results can be found here.