The Walt Disney World Marathon this weekend is only one of 21 events taking place the first three months of 2018 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Events include college cheerleading and dance competitions, a field hockey showcase, national high school dance and cheerleading competition and AAU National Championships.
Here’s a look at everything coming to to the sports complex through March:
Jan. 4-7: 25th annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Jan. 11-14: Diamond 9 Sun Classic Winter Showcase. The top travel softball teams in the country will play in front of college coaches in this premier showcase event.
Jan. 12-14: National College Cheerleading & Dance Championship J
Jan. 13-15: Disney 3v3 Soccer Championship. One of eight youth soccer events at the sports complex, this tournament offers and Open Division to all 3v3 teams, and an Invitational Division for teams that have qualified by participating in other 3v3 events.
Jan. 19-21: Disney Field Hockey Showcase. Returning to the sports complex in 2018, this USA Field Hockey-sanctioned event is the ultimate place for top field hockey clubs to be seen by college coaches.
Jan. 19-21: Sand Dollar/Whitlow Invitationals. The Sand Dollar/Whitlow Invitational is a first-class women’s and men’s competitive gymnastics competition
Jan. 24-27: NFL Pro Bowl Week
Feb. 2-4: National Dance Team Championship
Feb. 10-11: National High School Cheerleading Championship
Feb. 15-19: Diamond 9 President’s Day Sun Classic
Feb. 16-19: Twirl Mania International Championship : A baton twirling championship designed for soloists, pairs and twirl teams.
Mid Feb.-March 24: Braves Spring Training
Feb. 17-19: Disney President’s Day Soccer Festival
Feb. 22-25: Diamond 9 College Citrus Classic Week I
Feb. 25-April 29: Disney High School/College Spring Training : high school and college baseball, golf, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, softball, tennis and track and field teams spend spring break training where the pros train at Disney
March 1-4: Diamond 9 College Citrus Classic Week II
March 2-4: Contest of Champions National Dance Competition
March 10-11: UCA International All-Star Championship ( An annual gymnastics competition held at the sports complex
March 16-18: Disney Volleyball Showcase : This USA Volleyball-sanctioned event is a qualifying tournament for the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships.
March 24-25: AmeriCheer & AmeriDance International Championship
March 30-July 29: AAU Boys’ Basketball : AAU spring hoops events get underway in March, culminating in the AAU National Championships in July.