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From Disney World of Sports on January 8, 2004
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE
2004 WALT DISNEY WORLD INLINE MARATHON
Disney World of Sports organizers have increase
the field to 2,000 participants, but even so you should
register now because the event is exected to fill up quickly.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (January 8, 2004) - More than 1500
inline skaters from around the world descended upon Disney’s
Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando in March of 2003 for
the sold-out inaugural Walt Disney World Inline Marathon.
The full marathon drew approximately 1,000 registrants and
approximately 500 for the half marathon from professional
to recreational skaters. With the success of last year’s
event, plans are already underway for the second year, as
registration for the 2004 Walt Disney World Inline Marathon
Weekend continues online at
Disney Sports Attractions has increased race capacity to
2,000 participants for the May 2, 2004 event date, which
will again race skaters across Walt Disney World Resort.
Skaters of all abilities may register online directly or print
an application to be completed and mailed. Entries received
on or before April 1, 2004 are $70 for the Inline Marathon and
$50 for the 13.1-mile Inline Half Marathon. Entries received
April 2-30, 2004 are $80 (Marathon) and $60 (Half Marathon),
respectively. The entry fee is non-refundable/non-transferable
and race day registration will not be available. Discounts are
available for groups of 10 or more.
"In its inaugural year, the Walt Disney World Inline Marathon
received an overwhelming response," stated Mike Millay, Disney
Sports Attractions director of sports. "Our organization
looks forward to growing both the popularity of the sport
and the annual participation in this event. Our event has
generated a great deal of enthusiasm in the close-knit inline
community and we hope to have another successful year in 2004."
Disney’s inline event will include a full weekend of activities,
kicking off with a Skate and Fitness Expo on Saturday,
May 1 at the Milk House at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex.
Representatives from the skate and fitness industry will be available
to answer questions and exhibit the latest inline products and services.
Participants will pick up their race numbers and goody bags at the
expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In addition to the Saturday, May 1 activities is the All
Star Kids Classic. 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), beginning at 1:00 p.m. Registration will
be available online in advance of the event or on race day from 10 a.m.
to noon. The $5 entry fee is non-refundable.
The race will incorporate "wave starts" for professionals/masters skaters
starting at 6:00 a.m. and open skaters beginning at 6:45 a.m.
Disney’s Inline Marathon will start at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex.
The loop course will whisk skaters down Hollywood Boulevard inside the
Disney-MGM Studios and along a charming coastal village at Disney’s Boardwalk
Resort, before skating past the eleven nations that comprise World Showcase
pavilion at Epcot. The race will circle back to Disney’s Wide World of Sports
for the Half Marathon finish, while the marathoners will complete a second
loop for the full 26.2 miles.
For more information on Disney’s Inline Marathon, visit www.disneyworldsports.com.
For event-related questions email email@example.com.
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