Walt Disney World cancels 2017 WDW Half-Marathon
Walt Disney World tonight cancelled tomorrow's scheduled WDW Half Marathon, citing safety concerns about thunderstorms moving into the area.
While dedicated runners can deal with rain, no one wants to mess around with lightning. Registrants will receive their medals and can choose from among a race fee refund, two one day park hopper tickets, a deferred registration to another runDisney half-marathon in the next two years, or - on a space-available basis - a slot to run in Sunday's planned full marathon.
That race is still on. Sunday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with no chance for precipitation and a brisk high in the mid-50s.
It's been raining off and on all day.
I got to thank you Robert for putting out this article! There seems to be a lot of misinformation on Twitter (when isn't that the case). Seems like Disney has come up with a few options.
Never get it. Never did NOT do anything because of Wheather above 30 Degree Fahrenheit. Been on Roof of my House in every Thunderstorm as I LOVE them. 23 Years long and I am still alive.
Holger, in Florida, lightning is not to be scoffed at. I personally know 3 people who have been hit by lightning in separate incidents. One died as a result of the strike and the other two have mild to moderate brain damage.
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