The 2020 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend was one for the record books. January 8-12, Team JDRF had 150 runners joining over 50,000+ participants to run throughout the parks of Walt Disney World®. Our Team JDRF participants collectively ran over 2,005 miles to help find a cure for T1D. Throughout the weekend each of our Team JDRF participants celebrated there own accomplishments and we wanted to share a few updates and pictures with you. It was truly a magical experience for everyone! We thank you all for helping to make it a special one for these participants!
Our runners loved the videos that were submitted to thank them from chapter staff, volunteers, and loved ones. You can access the Thank You Video here that was shared at our Team Celebration Event.
• There were a total of 35 Type 1 Runners throughout the weekend. They are the true heroes and were such an inspiration to everyone.
• There were 86 First Time Runners participating with us at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
• We featured 8 Team JDRF participants from various chapters that showed how they were STRONGER TOGETHER.
• The energy and excitement that participants had throughout the weekend has continued into this week. Social media posts and emails showed us that a majority of runners are planning to return next year and bring friends with them!