So Sad: Runner Collapses and Dies During Walt Disney World Resort Fall Feast 5K Race

An unidentified runner died mid-race while participating in a 5K at Walt Disney World resort on Friday morning.

The person was taking part in the Disney Fall Feast 5K — one of the events planned for the theme park’s annual Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, according to the Orlando Sentinel

via People:

“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,” Andrea Finger, a spokeswoman for Walt Disney World Resort, told the Sentinel.

Walt Disney World did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The theme park was unable to confirm the cause of the runner’s death, according to WESH.

The runner was running in a 3.1-mile race that permitted participants ages 5 and up. The annual weekend, hosted by runDisney, will host a 10K race on Saturday and reportedly caps-off on Sunday when nearly 15,000 runners are expected to participate in a half-marathon.

So sad. A death at Disney world is the LAST thing anyone expects to happen.

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