The countdown to the 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort continues with 26(.2) days until “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”! As we sprint to the start of the celebration, we are delighted to share with you a first look at the runDisney 2022 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend medals! The magic is calling everyone to the Walt Disney World Resort and this year’s race weekend will put runners in the middle of the celebration.
Featuring amazing entertainment and commemorative finisher medals, Marathon Weekend participants will run through the magic and stories Walt Disney World Resort had created over the last 50 years. Gear up for some truly magical miles with this year’s event themes highlighting Mickey Mouse and friends, all donning their shimmering EARidescent best. Get a first look at what will be awaiting runners at the finish line:
Starting off the race weekend off on the right paw, Pluto joins runners for a ‘paws’itvely exciting event for the Walt Disney World 5K. This year’s medal features a Pluto-sized medal that spins within it.
As luck would have it, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit will be joining runners for the second event of the weekend, the Walt Disney World 10K. Watch Oswald hop along as he slides from left to right on the medal.
Why you oughtta… celebrate 25 years of the Walt Disney World Half Marathon with this year’s race highlighting our fine feathered friends, Donald and Daisy Duck. Show off both Donald and Daisy with this medal that spins from the middle.
Rounding out the magical miles-filled weekend, give a chEAR for our hosts Mickey and Minnie Mouse, joining runners for the Walt Disney World Marathon. Spin your medal from the middle to feature either of our Marathon Weekend hosts.
Up for a challenge? Runners taking on both the Walt Disney World Half and full Marathon in a 39.3-mile adventure can do so along with our pal, Goofy during the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge. In true Goofy form, things get a little wild with this medal as he spins around on the front side.
Challenge accepted. Runners who make their way through all four races, and 48.6 miles, can join Dopey and earn some serious bling during the Dopey Challenge.
Bringing to life an event like the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend takes months to get all the details right. Hear from Matthew Hamel, runDisney Show Director, about how the team is working hard to bring the magic of the 50th Anniversary celebration to the race weekend. From entering the Expo, running through the theme parks, to collecting your medal after crossing the finish line, runners will be a part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in a truly unique way.
Not able to join us at Walt Disney World Resort this January? Bring the magic home when you join us virtually and run on a course of your choosing! From 3.1 to 48.6 miles, add a little character to your at-home race adventure during the 2022 Virtual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.
Limited availability remains for the 2022 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – head over to runDisney.com to register today. Will you be joining us this January? Let us know at @runDisney on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using hashtags #WDWMarathon and #DisneyWorld50.