As they did with the 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, runDisney has cancelled in-person events for the 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and 2021 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend and will convert both to virtual events.
While we share our Guests' disappointment that we will not be running together in person, we have based this decision on the circumstances of hosting a road race experience on this scale under the current environment.
Guests who have registered will have to option of receiving a full refund or, for those in the U.S., converting their registration to the virtual event that can be completed at home. Instructions will be sent in an email tomorrow and a selection must be made before October 7th.
Participants in the virtual event will get a medal for each distance they complete and also the option of a race shirt. The package also includes a digital bib and finisher certificate, digital toolkit with start/finish line and mile markers, digital goody bag, and virtual gift bag. Participants in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, and the challenges will also receive a Digital Disney Gift Card.
A limited number of additional virtual event registrations for both races will open up on September 24th at 10am eastern.
Refunds will go back to the original form of payment. If a guests does not have the original form of payment, they must contact runDisney before October 7th to request a check or Disney Gift Card that can be used for future race registrations or runDisney merchandise. Refunds should be processed by mid-November.