Marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km races in Florida’s Walt Disney World®, one of the most visited vacation resorts on the globe

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In brief

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Date:
8—9 January 2022 (Saturday — Sunday)
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Number of participants: 30.000,
marathon 2020 — 7.537,
half marathon 2020 — 12.850
Course Record: 2:11:50 (marathon) Leonid Shvetsov, Russia, 1995
Entry fee:
$190—205 marathon or half marathon

The Walt Disney World® Marathon and Half Marathon are annual long-distance running events and weekend race series held in the Walt Disney World® Resort in Bay Lake, state of Florida, USA. The official name of the event is Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend. About 30.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (7.537 runners completed marathon and 12.850 finished half marathon in 2020).

The Walt Disney World® Resort, aka Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake, Florida, United States, near the cities Orlando and Kissimmee.

The Walt Disney World Marathon is an official Boston Qualifier.

In 2021 the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend was cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Virtual races were held instead.

More about Orlando and its attractions you may find here, about Kissimmee here.

Walt Disney World® Marathon 2020

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Walt Disney World® Marathon)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 5:00 9 January 2022 (Sunday) on Epcot Center Drive at Epcot, one of the Walt Disney World® theme parks.

Age limit: at least 18 years old on race day.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Walt Disney World® Half Marathon)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 5:00 8 January 2022 (Saturday) on Epcot Center Drive at Epcot, one of the Walt Disney World® theme parks.

Age limit: at least 14 years old on race day.

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Course

The course of the Walt Disney World® Marathon 2022 tracks through all 4 Disney World theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Course of the Walt Disney World® Marathon 2022

Course of the Walt Disney World® Marathon 2022

The course of the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon 2022 partly coincides with the marathon route, it passes through 2 Disney World theme parks: Epcot and Magic Kingdom.

Course of the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon 2022

Course of the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon 2022

Start and finish lines for Walt Disney World® Marathon and Half Marathon 2022 is near Spaceship Earth, a geodesic sphere at Epcot, one of the Walt Disney World® theme parks. The start line is on Epcot Center Drive, and finish is in Epcot parking area.

Start zone, Walt Disney World® Marathon 2022

Start zone, Walt Disney World® Marathon 2022

Finish zone, Walt Disney World® Marathon 2022

Finish zone, Walt Disney World® Marathon 2022

You may find the official course maps of the Walt Disney World® Marathon and Half Marathon 2022 in runDisney Digital Event Guide.

The participants of the Walt Disney World® Marathon and Half Marathon 2022 are divided into starting blocks according to the results of the previous races indicated during registration and according to their anticipated finish time. Runners are allowed to start from the block that is behind their assigned starting position. The starting block is indicated on the bib number.

The time limit for completing the marathon is 7 hours, for the half marathon — 3 hours 30 minutes. You must not be behind the required 16-minute-per-mile pace to stay on the route.

Before the start you may leave your personal belongings at the gEAR Bag Check Tent near the start and finish zone in Epcot. The stuff must be packed in a clear deposit bag (bag is included in your Race Pack along with your bib number).

The routes of the Walt Disney World® Marathon and Half Marathon 2022 are certified by USA Track & Field.

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend 2022 online.

The online registration is open till 29 December 2021 or till the slots last.

You must register by 12 October 2021 to get your name on your bib number.

The entry fee for the Walt Disney World® Marathon or Half Marathon 2022 varies depending on the date of purchase:
from 27 July till 16 August 2021 — $195,
from 17 August till 29 December 2021 — $205.
A 6.6% platform service fee is charged additionally.

You may sign up for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Virtual events 2022.

You may switch to a longer distance (with surcharge if applicable) in your runDisney account, a transfer processing fee is applied. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Event T-shirt
  • Virtual goody bag
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Bag deposit
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Mickey Mouse finisher ear hat (for marathoners)
  • Online race results
  • Digital race certificate with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo which takes place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (700 S Victory Way, Reunion), Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida.
Pick-up desks schedule:
5 January 2022 (Wednesday) from 10:00 till 20:00,
6 January 2022 (Thursday) from 12:00 till 18:00,
7 January 2022 (Friday) from 10:00 till 19:00,
8 January 2022 (Saturday) from 11:00 till 15:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your photo ID, your signed race waiver (available online approximately 2 weeks prior to the event).

Race Results 2022*

Men (marathon)
1. Vanilson Neves (BRA) 2:30:37
2. David Gramlich (USA) 2:40:31
3. Mathieu Frechette (CAN) 2:42:24

Women (marathon)
1. Brittany Charboneau (USA) 2:45:15
2. Giovanna Martins (BRA) 2:48:16
3. Megan Curham (USA) 2:50:11

* Source: www.rundisney.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
WALT DISNEY WORLD® Marathon and Half Marathon
PO Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
USA
tel. +1 407 939 47 86

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* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 10 January 2021 (race cancelled)
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 2°C – 17°C (35°F – 63°F)
Wind: 9 km/h (6 mph)
Date: 12 January 2020
Possible light rain in the afternoon and evening.
Temperature: 20°C – 30°C (68°F – 85°F)
Wind: 18 km/h (11 mph)
Date: 13 January 2019
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 13°C – 28°C (56°F – 82°F)
Wind: 13 km/h (8 mph)

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Flights to Orlando

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Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2022

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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