The runner was participating in the Disney Fall Feast 5K, part of the Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.
The Disney’s Wine & Dine 5K runner who collapsed at Epcot and died after Friday’s race has officially been identified as Mark Lockridge, a 58-year-old tourist from Ellis County, Texas, according to the medical examiner’s (ME) office.
Lockridge died of natural causes caused by hypertension and heart disease, the ME’s office revealed. Talking to the Orlando Sentinel, Eyrka Washington1 offered the following on the runner’s death:
” The runner collapsed on a bridge in front of the restrooms by the Imagination with Figment attraction. He [Lockridge] appeared to have collapsed past the first mile-marker, according to the map of the 3.1-mile course. Reedy Creek paramedics were at the race, riding bikes, so they responded quicklyEyrka Washington
1: In case you’re wondering, Washington is the spokeswoman for Walt Disney World’s Government which handles emergency responses at the theme parks.
The runner was taken to AdventHealth celebration. No other details regarding his death was revealed.
The temperature on the day of the race was 75 degrees at 6:00am, according to the National Weather Service. Again, Orlando Theme Park Zone offers our prayers, thoughts and love to the runner’s family and friends.
Source: The Orlando Sentinel