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Helping Runners Like You

Go the Distance

Our elite team of physicians and sports medicine experts provides race-day support to help racers run strong from start to finish. Get trusted care and advice from sports medicine experts — guidance that can help you run your best race, injury-free.

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how powerful the human spirit can be.

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Race-Day Support

That Leads the Pack

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Trusted Care From Start to Finish

AdventHealth coordinates more than 5,000 medical volunteers annually to support runDisney events. Our team of sports medicine specialists makes sure each runner gets the care they need — whether it’s before the race, along the course or at the finish line.

Years of Experience

We’ve been providing expert medical care for runDisney races for more than 25 years. If you need care at the race, you can count on sports medicine experts who have experience working with runners.

We Know Running

We care for more than 168,000 runDisney athletes each year. Our sports medicine team provides care for everything from dehydration and pulled muscles to complex orthopedic injuries. Our advanced expertise means athletes get world-class care from an experienced team.

Meet the Medical Team

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James Scelfo, MD

Dr. Scelfo serves as Medical Director for Disney Endurance Sports, Florida Citrus Sports and the Cholesterol and Coumadin Clinics at AdventHealth Celebration. He keeps abreast of the latest medical technology for preventing, diagnosing and managing diseases and injuries.

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Richard Margaitis, DO

Richard Margaitis, DO, is an award-winning, fellowship-trained physician with board certification in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He is an expert in musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative medicine therapy and prolotherapy to treat sports injuries.

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Dyan Welch, ATC

Dyan holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology and previously served as women’s head athletic trainer at UCF. She has also worked for Orlando Miracle in the WNBA and is currently responsible for all aspects of medical logistics and coordination of RunDisney races.

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3 Keys to Building Running Endurance

Want to run farther for longer? Incorporate these three tips into your training to build endurance, whether you’re training for a 5K or running for fun.

Tips to Perfect Your Running Posture and Stride

No two runners’ forms are exactly alike but focusing on improving posture and stride can help runners reach peak performance and avoid injury.

How to Make Running Fun for the Family

Here are tips from AdventHealth to empower your entire family to lace up, hit the pavement and start feeling whole.
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Run Strong

Sports Medicine Care You Can Count On

When you’re training and racing, it can be hard on your body. AdventHealth sports medicine specialists can keep you on the road or trail with trusted advice and expert care. Whether you want to prevent injuries, you need treatment, or you need physical therapy to come back strong, you can count on us.