runDisney In-Person Races Are Returning To Disney World In 2021

by | Jul 1, 2021 | Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, WDW Blog, WDW News

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On Wednesday, June 30, runDisney announced in-person races are officially returning to Walt Disney World (WDW) for the 2021-2022 season.

At the time of the announcement, four races were revealed, along with some other race-related opportunities.

Plus, Disney confirmed that there are virtual races for each event for anyone who can’t make the in-person races or prefers to run at home.

And in place of the usual runDisney kids events, this time around there will be runDisney Kids Adventures focusing on health, fitness, and fun.

2021 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

2021 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

The 2021 Wine & Dine runDisney race is villain-themed. Courtesy of runDisney

  • November 4—November 7, 2021

The Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend will include a 5K, a 10K, a Half Marathon, and a Disney Two Course Challenge (10K and Half-Marathon).

This particular race is all about Disney villains. There is also a post-race after-hours party at EPCOT for runners and their families during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

If you register for the half-marathon, post-race party tickets are included. Friends and family can also purchase tickets for $89 per person.

Registration opens July 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST for Club runDisney Gold & Platinum Members and July 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST for general registration.

Prices are as follows:

  • Two Course Challenge: $360
  • Half-Marathon: $215
  • 10K: $135
  • 5K: $95
  • Kids Adventures: $30

You find more Wine & Dine information here.


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2022 Walt Disney World Half Marathon Weekend

2022 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

The 2022 runDisney marathon channels the 50th anniversary. Courtesy of runDisney

  • January 5—January 9, 2022

Next year’s Marathon Weekend is in honor of WDW’s 50th anniversary celebration, if you can’t tell by the above EARidescent colors.

This race weekend will feature a 5K, a 10K, a Half Marathon, a Marathon, Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge (Half-Marathon and Marathon), and the Dopey Challenge (all four races).

Registration opens July 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST for Club runDisney Gold & Platinum Members and July 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST for general registration.

Prices are as follows:

  • Dopey Challenge: $600
  • Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge: $390
  • Marathon: $195
  • Half-Marathon: $195
  • 10K: $135
  • 5K: $95
  • Kids Adventures: $30

You find more information about Marathon Weekend here.

2022 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

2022 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Who’s ready to channel their inner Disney princess? Courtesy of runDisney

  • February 24—February 27, 2022

The Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend includes a 5K, a 10K, a Half Marathon, and the Disney Fairy Tale Challenge (the 10K and Half-Marathon).

Registration opens August 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST for Club runDisney Gold & Platinum Members and August 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST for general registration.

The Princess Half Marathon Weekend will also offer “Disney Princess Sunrise Yoga.”

You can participate in a yoga session led by a professional in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom before the park officially opens.

Prices are as follows:

  • Disney Fairy Tale Challenge: $355
  • Half-Marathon: $210
  • 10K: $135
  • 5K: $95
  • Kids Adventures: $30
  • Sunrise Yoga: $95

Learn more about the Disney Princess Half Marathon here.

2022 runDisney Springtime Surprise

runDisney Springtime Surprise Disney race

The runDisney Springtime Surprise is replacing Star Wars Rival Run Weekend. Courtesy of runDisney

  • March 31—April 3, 2022

In place of Star Wars Rival Run Weekend, Disney announced the new runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend.

Further details about the race haven’t been announced yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know whenever we learn more.

Here is the official page for the spring race.

It’s exciting to see events returning to the parks, especially runDisney, which so many people love.


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Written by Allyson Koerner

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Allyson Koerner is a published entertainment news and Disney Parks writer, who hasn’t been able to stay away from Walt Disney World since she was 5-years-old. She even has her own Disney blog, Magic-Ally Main Street, where she shares news and tips in hopes of helping others plan successful Disney vacations.
Allyson Koerner

Written by Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner is a published entertainment news and Disney Parks writer, who hasn’t been able to stay away from Walt Disney World since she was 5-years-old. She even has her own Disney blog, Magic-Ally Main Street, where she shares news and tips in hopes of helping others plan successful Disney vacations.