Terrible News – Runner dies during Walt Disney World 5K Race
According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel, a runner collapsed and died during a Walt Disney World 5K race on Friday morning.
Reporter Katie Rice shared a statement from Walt Disney World:
“We are deeply saddened by this heartbreaking loss, and our thoughts and sympathies remain with the runner’s family and loved ones throughout this difficult time,” said Andrea Finger, a spokeswoman for Walt Disney World Resort.
The runner was participating in the Disney Fall Feast 5K, part of a weekend of planned events comprising the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend from Thursday through Sunday. About 15,000 runners are expected to participate in Sunday’s half-marathon.
The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is taking place Thursday October 31 – Monday November 3.
MicekyBlog.com extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the runner.