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New Southwest Schedule Just Misses Walt Disney World Marathon

Walt Disney World running
Written by Charlie

Last week, Southwest extended their schedule through January 4, 2016. This is great news for those people who want to secure holiday travel! But, the schedule just barely misses the most popular running event in Florida in January.

Southwest Schedule Just Misses The Biggest Walt Disney Running Event of the Year

Walt Disney World running

There is still room available for entrants in this great event!

The Walt Disney World running event is an event that draws runners and families from all over the world. It hosts several running distance events including combination events called the Goofy Challenge and the Dopey Challenge.

The days of this event are January 7 – 10, just missing the Southwest schedule extension by the slimmest of margins. For those who were hoping to get their travel booked now, it looks like you will have to wait until June 30 to book your Southwest travel for this race in Orlando and the winter break season.

The good news is that a date of June 30 for the next release of a schedule allows plenty of time to secure the points with a new credit card offer and have them ready to book the cheapest fares when the schedules released.

Check JetBlue

In the meantime, a good alternative is with JetBlue. They have their schedule opened through February 10, so you are in the clear with them. They have great service to Orlando and it would be a great way to still secure some cheap(er) travel for the Walt Disney World Running Events.

Of course, you can also book travel with American Airlines, Delta, or United. It may be better to look sooner rather than later for airfare deals since Florida in January can be quite busy, especially following New Year’s.


However, for all of you who are not running the Walt Disney World running events, now is still a great time to lock in your holiday travel with Southwest. Do not forget about the ongoing Southwest bonuses on their credit cards. With the 60,000 Southwest Business card offer and one of the personal cards, you would be able to secure the Companion Pass without any additional spending (beyond the bonus required spending).

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.