We just noticed that the registration for 2021 runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon has been quietly pushed back.
The 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon registration was supposed to open yesterday, April 7, 2020, however today indicates otherwise. If you visit the official runDisney website, it looks as though runDisney has quietly pushed back the registration for the upcoming 2021 runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon.
When visiting the specific marathon event on the runDisney website, it shows the countdown for the marathon weekend event to still take place on January 6, 2021, however, on the bottom of the page it states “On-sale dates for future runDisney races will be adjusted, and we will have more information to share soon.”
When we looked at the other runDisney events, including the Walt Disney World 5k, the Walt Disney World 10k, the Dopey challenge and others, the runDisney website still currently shows a “Registration Opening Soon” for all of its events. (You can see this reflected in the screenshot below).
These runDisney changes could indicate that the current global pandemic and social distancing measures could potentially highly impact Disney Parks events even after the theme parks reopen.
On the other hand, runDisney is still showing registration is available for 2020 events, which are scheduled to take place later this year.
runDisney recently cancelled the upcoming runDisney Star Wars Rival Run Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort, which was scheduled to take place on April 16-19, 2020. You can read more on this here.
Here at Inside the Magic we know The Walt Disney Company is doing everything they can to keep their guests’ and Cast Members’ safety in mind and as their number 1 priority during this unfortunate time. We want to remind everyone to please stay home and stay safe. Take all of the safety precautions and follow the CDC guidelines, including social distancing, remaining six feet apart from others, covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing, wiping down doorknobs and door handles, and washing your hands.
We will continue to update you on the theme parks, the runDisney events, as well as other Disney Parks events as we get more information. Stay safe, everyone.