Due to the ongoing pandemic, runDisney had to make several changes to their events, including having to move a handful of events to virtual last year. However, as we continue to move forward amidst the pandemic, runDisney has brought back in-person events to Walt Disney World!
The first runDisney event that was brought back was the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend powered by AfterShokz, which took place from November 4-7, 2021. Now, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is happening, which is taking place from January 5-9, 2022.
The Walt Disney World Marathon is one of the most popular runDisney events — in fact, this one sold out within minutes. Now, as the event is taking place, we can see just how many participants there are!
Twitter user, bioreconstruct, shared a photo from this morning of the Walt Disney World Marathon, writing:
Thousands walking a backstage road from EPCOT parking to the #WDWMarathon start corrals on EPCOT Blvd.
— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) January 9, 2022
It is clear that despite the current COVID-19 omicron variant surge, Disney World Marathon runners were eager to partake in this fan-favorite event.
If you plan to participate in a runDisney event this year, make sure you read the current protocols in place here.
Or, if you have an upcoming vacation planned to visit Walt Disney World, make sure you familiarize yourself with the current rules and regulations at the theme parks. Walt Disney World’s current safety rules can be found here.
Did you partake in the Walt Disney World Marathon? Are you going to participate in a runDisney event this year? Let us know in the comments below.
If you want to visit Walt Disney World on your next family vacation to experience the four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — but aren’t sure where to begin planning, then don’t hesitate to reach out to our friends over at the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel for a free quote.