runDisney Events For The 2022 Season



runDisney marathon and race events for 2022-2023

There is no doubt that we all love the rides and attractions whilst visiting Disney World, as well as bumping into some characters from our favorite movies and series. However, those are not the only things you can do if you are planning on visiting the Disney Resorts. If you are an avid runner and you are seeking a magical running experience, registering for a runDisney event might just be the recipe you’ve been looking for. In this article, we’ll be covering all of the upcoming runDisney events for the 2022 season.

Several races take place at different Disney locations throughout the year but they regularly sell out in a New York minute! So you’ve got to hurry if you want to test your physical prowess at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend: February 24 – 27, 2022

Disney Princess Half Marathon
The first Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World was in 2009 (Photo: Pop Sugar).

Disney Princess Sunrise Yoga

Date: February 24, 2022
Start Time: 5:30am Eastern Time
Location: Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Price: $95 – $105

Let go of your worries and light up that magical sparkle from deep within your soul. Just let the magic in!

Participants will receive:

  • One hour yoga experience
  • Yoga mat with carrying cover
  • Bottled Water

Disney Princess 5K

Date: February 25, 2022
Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time
Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Price: $95 – $105

Cross the finish line and celebrate together with your friends and family in a Fairy Tale World.  

Participants will receive:

  • Cherished Disney Character sightings and entertainment throughout the race
  • 5K finisher medal
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • Participant shirt
  • Personalized bib (must register by November 23, 2021 to get your name on bib)
  • Virtual goody bag
  • Downloadable finisher certificate

Disney Princess Enchanted 10K presented by CORKCICLE

Date: February 26, 2022
Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time
Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Price: $135 – $145

Do what you thought impossible and reach the enchanted finish line. 

Participants will receive:

  • Cherished Disney Character sightings and entertainment throughout the race
  • 10K finisher medal
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • Participant shirt
  • Personalized bib (must register by November 23, 2021 to get your name on bib)
  • Virtual goody bag
  • Downloadable finisher certificate

Disney Princess Half Marathon

Date: February 27, 2022
Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time
Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Price: $210 – $220

It’s not a regular Sunday, it’s a RUNDAY! Cross the finish line and experience a magical ending.

Participants will receive:

  • Cherished Disney Character sightings and entertainment throughout the race
  • Half Marathon finisher medal
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • Participant shirt
  • Personalized bib (must register by November 23, 2021 to get your name on bib)
  • Virtual goody bag
  • Downloadable finisher certificate

Disney Fairy Tale Challenge

Date: February 26-27, 2022
Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time
Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Price: $355 – $365

Two is always better than one! Get the Disney Fairy Tale Challenge Medal when you complete both the Disney Princess Enchanted 10K run and the Disney Princess Half Marathon. If you dream it, you can do it. 

Participants will receive:

  • Cherished Disney Character sightings and entertainment throughout the race
  • 2 finisher medals and 1 challenge medal
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • 3 participant shirts
  • Personalized bib (must register by November 23, 2021 to get your name on bib)
  • Virtual goody bag
  • Downloadable finisher certificate

Virtual – runDisney Princess Half Marathon:  February 25 – 27, 2022

runDisney virtual marathon 2021
runDisney’s virtual races allow you to participate right in your own backyard (Photo: Disney).

Virtual – Disney Princess 5K

Date: February 25, 2022
Location: Virtual
Price:  $75

Your family is a special spark of magic. Do this virtual run together!

Participants will receive:

  • 5K Finisher medal
  • Participant Shirt
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Virtual Playlist

Virtual – Disney Princess Enchanted 10K

Date: February 26, 2022
Location: Virtual
Price: $89

Choose your magical course and chase the magic until the finish line.  

Participants will receive:

  • 10K Finisher medal
  • Participant Shirt
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Virtual Playlist

Virtual – Disney Princess Half Marathon

Date: February 27, 2022
Location: Virtual
Price: $108

Take on this virtual challenge and run through the lands of your kingdom. 

Participants will receive:

  • Half Marathon Finisher Medal
  • Participant Shirt
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Virtual Playlist

Virtual – Disney Fairy Tale Challenge

Date: February 26 and February 27, 2022
Location: Virtual
Price: $232

If you run, there’s just no telling how far you’ll run! Take on this virtual challenge, complete both the Virtual Disney Princess Enchanted 10K and Disney Princess Half Marathon and get the magical Disney Fairy Tale Challenge medal!

Participants will receive:

  • Three Finisher Medals
  • Three Participant Shirts
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Virtual Playlist
disney princess half marathon medals
Picture how awesome your wall will look like when you collect all the runDisney 2022 Season medals.

Disney Springtime Surprise Weekend: March 31 – April 3, 2022 

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend 2022
In honor of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, the Springtime Surprise weekend will be filled nostalgia (Photo: Disney).

runDisney Springtime Surprise Sunrise Yoga

Date: March 31, 2022
Start Time: 5:30 AM Eastern Time
Location: Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Price: $95 – $105

Rafiki will be pleased if you join this early yoga session at the very start of the Springtime Surprise Weekend. 

Participants will receive:

  • One hour yoga experience
  • Yoga mat with carrying cover
  • Bottled Water
  • Complimentary Guest parking is provided at the Magic Kingdom park until 5:00 AM.

Expedition Everest 5K

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Start Time: 10:00 PM Eastern Time
Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Price: $100 – $110

If running wasn’t enough, this experience will put your abilities to the test as you take on this scavenger hunt throughout this 5k course in the nighttime. Complete all the items, and make sure you cross the finish line.    

Participants will receive:

  • Disney character sightings and entertainment throughout the race
  • 5K Finisher Medal
  • On-Course and Post-Race Refreshments
  • Participant Shirt
  • Personalized Bib (must register by January 11, 2022 to get your name on bib)
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate

Race for the Taste 10K

Date: April 2, 2022
Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time
Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Price: $135 – $145

Savor the satisfaction of crossing the finish line. You’re the last ingredient to this recipe!

Participants will receive: 

  • Disney character sightings and entertainment throughout the race
  • 10K Finisher Medal
  • On-Course and Post-Race Refreshments
  • Participant Shirt
  • Personalized Bib (must register by January 11, 2022 to get your name on bib)
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler

Date: April 3, 2022
Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time
Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Price: $190 – $200

If you are an early bird and you love running as the sun rises, this challenge is definitely for you. 

Participants will receive:

  • Disney character sightings and entertainment throughout the race
  • 10-Miler Finisher Medal
  • On-Course and Post-Race Refreshments
  • Participant Shirt
  • Personalized Bib (must register by January 11, 2022 to get your name on bib)
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate

runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge

Date: March 31 – April 3, 2022
Start Times: Varies throughout weekend
Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Price: $445 – $455

The satisfaction you get when seeing all those Medals hanging from your wall of trophies is priceless, so why not take, not only three, but four runDisney medals home this time! Complete the 5K, 10K and 10-Miler events, and take your endurance to the next level. 

Participants will receive:

  • Disney character sightings and entertainment throughout the race
  • 3 Finisher Medals and 1 Challenge Medal
  • On-Course and Post-Race Refreshments
  • 4 Participant Shirts
  • Personalized Bib (must register by January 11, 2022 to get your name on bib)
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificates

Virtual – runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend:  March 31 – April 3, 2022 

runDisney Springtime Virtual races
There are 4 virtual races being offered during the Springtime Surprise weekend (Photos: Disney).

Virtual – Expedition Everest 5K

Date: March 31, 2022
Location: Virtual
Price: $75

It does not matter where you are, let the yeti inside you come out and run this virtual race.

Participants will receive:

  • 5K Finisher Medal
  • Participant Shirt
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Virtual Playlist

Virtual – Race for the Taste 10K

Date: April 2, 2022
Location: Virtual
Price: $89

Choose a 10k run course from your own menu. You know your onions, so go out there and cross the finish line. 

Participants will receive:

  • 10K Finisher Medal
  • Participant Shirt
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Virtual Playlist

Virtual – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler

Date: April 3, 2022
Location: Virtual
Price: $105 

Challenge yourself and complete a 10-mile course on your own. Have you got what it takes?  

Participantes will receive:

  • 10-Miler Finisher Medal
  • Participant Shirt
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Virtual Playlist

Virtual – runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge

Date: March 31 – April 3, 2022
Location: Virtual
Price: $305

You can complete one runDisney Springtime Surprise race only, or you can complete three and get four medals for your own satisfaction. It’s your call!

Participants will receive:

  • 4 Finisher Medals
  • 4 Participant Shirts
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Virtual Playlist
Yoda Try Not Quote
Do not let Master Toda waiting, go out there and get it done. Cross the finish line, no matter what.

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

The running recipe is now complete, and you’ve got plenty of runDisney events in the 2022 Season to choose from. Whether you run your own course or run the actual race at Walt Disney World, what matters is that you enjoy doing it. Get to the finish line together with your family or buddies if you want to add a pinch of excitement to this experience and remember what Master Yoda would say: “Try not! Do or do not. There is no try.”

Written by

Rodrigo Covarrubias


Contributing Writer

Roy grew up watching Disney films and hoping to one day have the chance to visit the Happiest Place on Earth. His dream came true in 2019 when he spent a few months in Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, Roy realized he could not get enough of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park and knew he wanted to share his passion with the world. As a huge Star Wars fan, he’s now planning his visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World in Florida. When Roy isn’t planning his next trip to the Disney Parks, you can find him swimming in the ocean or lounging at the beach.

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