Crossing the Finish Line
  • On Apr 10, 2023
    Deborah from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are wheelchair participants allowed for the 5K on January 4th at Walt Disney World? If so what are the special instructions?

    Hi Deborah, welcome to planDisney!

    I love runDisney and I have seen many wheelchair participants during the events I have participated in. The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend has been one of my favorite events I've participated in so far. I wasn’t sure about the procedure for registering as an Athlete with a Disability, so I enjoyed researching the answer to your question.  

    I reached out to a Cast Member with runDisney and was told that when you register online, you will indicate on your registration form that you are using a wheelchair. If you have already registered and did not indicate that you will be using a wheelchair, you can reach out to runDisney via email at 

    If you are using a wheelchair in a runDisney race, you must use a push-rim racing wheelchair or a handcycle chair. Motorized wheelchairs, all-terrain wheelchairs, and knee scooters are not permitted. 

     Another registered participant may assist you as a Human Race Guide, but they must indicate this on their individual race registration. Registered athletes with a disability may also request a race guide provided by runDisney. To request a guide for your event, contact no later than 90 days before your event. 

    I hope this was helpful, Deborah. As I said earlier, I love runDisney and I was able to learn something new about runDisney events thanks to your question! If you have any future questions, whether they're runDisney or vacation planning related, please reach out to me again at planDisney!

    Wishing you many magical miles, 

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Meet the Panelist: Kaitlin, Indiana

Hi friends! I'm Kaitlin, a wife and mom to two young boys. I can always be found with a list of the latest and greatest snacks and treats at Walt Disney World, and sometimes I'm even willing to share those snacks with my family. In the meantime, I'm here to help answer your questions about your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!  Learn More About Kaitlin

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