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  • On Dec 27, 2019
    Lauren from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My daughter is running the full marathon January 12, 2020 - we aren’t buying the tickets to watch her run but can my younger daughter and I be at the start and finish line? Where is the officially start and finish line located? Thank you!!!

    Hello Lauren!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I would like to be the first to congratulate your daughter on running the Walt Disney World Marathon, during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  What an amazing accomplishment and one you surely need to celebrate.   A full marathon is one item still on my bucket list, but when I do fulfill it, it will be at Walt Disney World during a runDisney event. 

    Lauren, cheering on your runner is a very important part of their success and I am so happy you are going to cheer on your daughter.   You certainly can be at the finish line when she crosses,  this will be located at Epcot near the monorail entrance.   You will see signs and many Cast Members and volunteers will be available to point you in the right direction.     As for the start of the race, that is trickier.    The race begins near Epcot but at a different spot from the finish that only runners can get to.   My suggestion is that you cheer her on along mile 8 and 9 near the Ticket and Transportation Center near Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.   You could have a snack ready or an encouraging sign to keep her motivated and then still have plenty of time to make it to the finish line.  It would be a great idea to check out the event map and plan your spectator spots accordingly.  

    I hope this has helped Lauren.  If you think of anything else we can help you with before you depart on your journey, please let us know.  It's always fun to help a fellow Guest.

    Dream as Dreamers Do,

    Jen
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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