As we correctly predicted when we heard the Holiday Season would only run until December 30th at the Magic Kingdom instead of the usual through the Marathon Weekend in January 2021, Disney has canceled the in-person runDisney marathons.
Disney World announced they are transitioning their upcoming runDisney Race Weekend in January 2021 to virtual events.
Disney says that during this time they are continuing to pause hosting in-person, onsite race events that draw large crowds.
With that in mind, both the 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and 2021 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend will be offered as virtual races.
Disney opened runDisney registration opportunities for the now virtual events on Thursday, September 24th.
New registrations will be offered on a limited basis for:
2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
2021 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
These race events may be completed from home, at a local running track, or on a favorite running trail.
Guests with a U.S. mailing address who already have received a refund for their registration may still register to participate in the virtual race option by registering at runDisney.com.
All registered participants with a valid U.S. shipping address who purchased their registrations on runDisney.com will have the option to participate in a virtual race.
Runners will receive the following based on their registration(s):
Race distance medal(s)
Option of event tech shirt(s)
Digital Bib and finisher certificate
Digital Toolkit including start/finish line and mile markers
Digital Goody Bag
A Digital Disney Gift Card for select races
Those with existing registrations through runDisney.com will have the option of receiving a full refund for the race.
Additionally, those who are registered with a U.S. mailing address may convert their existing registration to the new virtual event that can be completed from home, a local running track or favorite running trail. Eligible runners who participate in the virtual race will receive:
A medal for each distance they complete
The option of a race shirt
Registered participants will receive an email beginning September 23rd with instructions on how to make their registration selection before October 7, 2020.
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