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as of March 7, 2003
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REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR
FIRST-EVER DISNEY’S INLINE MARATHON
More Than 1,600 Register for First Inline Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 7, 2003) - Thanks to an overwhelming response
from inline skaters across the United States and around the world, Disney
Sports Attractions has announced that registration for the first-ever Disney’s
Inline Marathon has officially closed. With more than three weeks until the
event, more than 1,600 participants from as far away as Hawaii and Denmark
have registered to compete in the first inline marathon and half marathon at
Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. Both inline races are
scheduled for 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 30.
Disney’s Inline Marathon is generating a significant amount of excitement
throughout the skating community, as the event will be the second largest
inline marathon in the United States and the only event of its kind with a
half marathon element. The event will offer "wave start" divisions for
professionals, masters, advanced and recreational/fitness skaters.
Disney’s Inline Marathon will begin at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex
and will take skaters down Hollywood Boulevard inside the Disney-MGM Studios,
along a charming coastal village at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, and past the
11 nations that comprise the World Showcase pavilion at Epcot. The course
will then circle back for the half marathon finish, while marathoners will
complete a second loop for the full 26.2 miles.
Skating and Fitness Expo Saturday
Disney’s Inline Marathon weekend kicks off with a skate and fitness expo
from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at the Milk House at Disney’s
Wide World of Sports. Representatives from the skate and fitness industry
will be available to answer questions and exhibit the latest inline products
and services. Expo admission is free.
Children's Event Saturday
Registration is still available for the All Star Kids Classic scheduled for
March 29 at 1 p.m. The event will feature three inline races for
kids - the 100-meter dash (ages 3-6), 400-meter dash (ages 7-9) and
1600-meter dash (ages 10-12). Registration is available online in advance
of the event at www.disneyworldsports.com (click on "road races") or on race
day from 10 a.m. to noon. The $5 entry fee is non-refundable.
Additional Prize Money from USARS (Separate Registration Fee)
USARS and the International Racing Tour (IRT) will offer a cash purse and
other awards for interested skaters. Registration for the USARS cash purse
is $30. Participating divisions include: Juniors (13-16 years old),
World Class (13 years and older) and Masters (35 years and older).
Skaters must first register for Disney’s Inline Marathon before registering
for the purse at
RollerSports.org or at Disney’s Inline Marathon Expo.
Disney’s Inline Marathon is being created by Disney Sports Attractions in
conjunction with the International Inline Skating Association (IISA) to
benefit the National Skate Patrol (NSP).
For more information on the Walt Disney World Inline Marathon,
DisneyWorldSports.com (select "Marathons").
For more editorial information,
please contact Michele Plant, Disney Sports & Recreation community
projects manager at either (407) 938-3823 or
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