If you are running in any of the runDisney event this week please take note that runDisney has issued a “Weather Advisory.”
— runDisney (@runDisney) January 9, 2020
This advisory has been issued due to the weather predictions showing a 10-15 degree increase with higher that normal humidity.
According to Click Orlando Saturday, the day of the Half-Marathon event “morning temperatures are expected to run about twenty degrees above normal at about 68 with about 97 percent humidity. By Sunday morning, marathon runners will be feeling temperatures in the low 70s at the starting line, with humidity close to 100 percent.“
runDisney put out this statement and tips on what to do:
“We are expecting warm weather and high humidity during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, January 8-12, 2020. Those participating in this event should keep the following tips in mind:
- Stay well hydrated prior to races by alternating water and electrolyte-based hydration options.
- Choose light clothing/costumes for your races, and ensure any headwear is breathable and allows heat to escape.
- Throughout your race, hydrate by alternating water and electrolyte-based hydration options and be conservative of your pace as to not overextend yourself. This may not be the event to attempt your personal best.
- Slow down and ask for assistance at any signs of heat illness, including dizziness, light-headedness or nausea. Heed these warnings seriously.
As a reminder, all medical stations will have the appropriate flag color displayed according to existing heat conditions. For more information, please reference the Event Safety page in the Digital Event Guide.
Any adjustments to the race are at the discretion of the Event Management team and are for everyone’s safety.
All of us at runDisney hope you have a safe and magical run!”
Luckily there aren’t any storms or major weather issues outside of the temperatures. They had to cancel the marathon three years ago due to the weather. Last year at the Star Wars Race Week-end 5K the race was delayed due to lightning, but it was ultimately run in the rain.
Please keep these tips and the warning in mind if you are participating. Make sure you seem assistance or medical attention if you need it! It’s better to be safe than sorry.
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