ORLANDO, FL - MAY 11: General view of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival at the Epcot Center at Walt Disney World on May 11, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images)

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The Disney World 2019 Marathon will be held on Sunday morning at 5:30 am (ET), marking the 26th anniversary of the race, first celebrated in 1994.

The race, which spans 26.2 miles, begins and ends near Epcot. The course takes runners around Walt Disney World, going through important stages such as Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. This is the only race that crosses the four theme parks of Walt Disney World.

A complete map of the course can be seen here.

Last year, about 25,500 participants took part in the race. This included 76 people who had participated in each race of the race up to that point.

The race limits a full program, which began with a 5km Thursday, followed by a 10km Friday and a half marathon Saturday. The "Goofy Challenge" is available for runners who wish to participate in full and partial marathons, while the "Dopey Challenge" will see participants taking part in the four races.

According to Orlando Sentinelthere were more than 65,000 people registered for the four races, including 22,000 for the half marathon and 15,000 for the marathon. Seventy-three countries would be represented.

All participants in the Sunday marathon must be able to follow a pace of 16 minutes per mile. There will be food stops for runners located throughout the course.

Although it is a competitive marathon, participants and their guests can still have fun dressing like their favorite Disney characters. There will also be characters and artists along the way.

The race will take place rain or good weather. However, starting Saturday morning, there was no rain in the forecast for Orlando on Sunday morning.

On Sunday, an awards ceremony will be organized for the first three men's, women's and wheelchair divisions in the Epcot car park.

Information provided by RunDisney.com.