Runner giving Donald Duck a High Five
  • On Apr 9, 2024
    Julia from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m running the 2025 WDW Marathon and am curious whether the ChEAR Squad package will be back. I did a RunDisney race before the pandemic and the ChEAR squad package was the best way to get good spectator viewing. Will it be available in 2025?

    Congratulations, Julia, on registering for the runDisney Marathon Weekend 2025! I ran my first marathon ever this January. Despite saying I never wanted to train for a marathon again, I had so much fun running at Walt Disney World Resort, I signed up for 2025, too. Let's do this!

    I know just how magical seeing a friend on the course can be. I will always treasure hearing my friend Melissa call my name while I was running down Main Street, U.S.A. That quick stop for a hug and encouragement was so magical and fueled my spirits through some of those tough parking lot miles.

    I have not seen ChEAR Squad packages available for any runDisney events I have done in the past few years, but runDisney does release great information to help spectators cheer on the runners. A few weeks before each race, they have been updating the Digital Guide and Expo. If you go to the site now, it has all the information for the upcoming runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend. If you go to this site between races, there will just be a placeholder. As a registered runner, you will get an email with a link to the guide when it is released for Marathon Weekend. 

    The Digital Guide typically has a tile for spectator viewing. If memory serves me, both the half and full marathon in January included information on the main spectator viewing section at the finish line at EPCOT and locations within Magic Kingdom Park for Main Street, U.S.A. and the Transportation and Ticket Center. There were also people cheering at locations within the Disney Resorts Collection hotels on the course. Information on these locations are available to Resort Guests the weekend of the event. 

    Happy training! And please come back to planDisney with any questions as you get ready for your adventure at the Most Magical Place to Race!

    Every Mile is Magic!
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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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