And to think, when Disney first started the WDW Marathon, they did it to fill the park on one of their few open weekends of the year. Now, runDisney events are some of the biggest weekend draws. Running has allowed Disney to virtually print money on the results of these races!
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Race
Brings Scary Good Times Back to Walt Disney World
New 10-mile event is reminiscent of Tower of Terror 13K race from 2009;
debuts Sept. 29, 2012 and is sixth signature runDisney event and second
nighttime race at Walt Disney World; Disney Wine & Dine Half
Marathon Weekend shifts to early Nov.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Dec. 21, 2011) – Reviving the scarily popular Twilight Zone Tower of Terror theme, runDisney unveiled its newest race today, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend, which debuts next year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando.
The nighttime race, scheduled for Sept. 29,
is the reincarnation of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 13K last held
in 2009. The new event has a similar race course – through the set of
“Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show” and past Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat – but features runDisney’s first-ever 10-mile distance that finishes, appropriately enough, near The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Runners will receive a finisher medal inspired by the Tower of Terror
and then celebrate their achievement at a villainous post-race party
with their family and friends, where they will enjoy live music,
characters – including your favorite Disney villains – and have
exclusive access to attractions like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror,
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Star Tours and Toy Story
10-mile distance has emerged in popularity as beginning runners, who
are fast becoming super fans of the sport, consider it the next big
challenge after a 5k or 10k,” said veteran race director Jon Hughes, who
will serve as race director for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
event. “Take into account the unique night race combined with Disney’s
Tower of Terror theme, and it’s ‘the must do’ event for 2012!”
The new The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror race is the sixth signature runDisney
event and the second nighttime race at Walt Disney World along with the
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, which shifts to Nov. 9-10
next year during the final weekend of the Epcot International Food
& Wine Festival. As with all runDisney events, The Twilight
Zone Tower of Terror race weekend will involve a variety of events,
including a 5K and Kids’ races, plus a Health and Fitness Expo, at the
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney.
Race registration opens Feb. 14, 2012 at runDisney.com. For more information on runDisney events and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend, visit www.runDisney.com.