Both race weekends will be converted to virtual events, similar to their offering for the 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.
Participants who registered through runDisney.com will have the option of receiving a full refund for the race. Those who are registered with a U.S. mailing address may convert their existing registration to a new virtual event that can be completed from home. Eligible runners who participate in the virtual race will receive a medal for each distance they complete and the option of a race shirt, in addition to the satisfaction of completing the race they’ve trained for.
Registered participants will receive an email beginning September 23 with instructions on how to make their registration selection before October 7, 2020.
For those who would still like to register for the 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and 2021 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend virtual events, runDisney will open additional registration opportunities on a limited basis on Thursday, September 24 at 10 a.m. Eastern time.
2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Refund Option
Runners registered for the 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and 2021 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort who select the refund option will receive a refund back to their original form of payment.
Any registered participant with a shipping address outside of the U.S. will automatically receive a refund back to their original form of payment, as participants without a valid U.S. shipping address are not eligible for the virtual option.
Refunds from runDisney can be expected to be processed by mid-November 2020.
These are the medals that virtual runners will receive.
2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Virtual Race Option
All registered participants with a valid U.S. shipping address for the 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend or 2021 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort who purchased their registrations on runDisney.com will have the option to participate in a virtual race. Participants who select this option will receive the following based on their registration(s):
- Race distance medal(s)
- Option of event tech shirt(s)
- Digital Bib and finisher certificate
- Digital Toolkit including start/finish line and mile markers
- Digital Goody Bag
- Virtual playlist
- A Digital Disney Gift Card for select races. Like with Wine & Dine, this will account to some extent for the change in value from the in person event. Digital Disney Gift Cards from runDisney can be expected to be processed by mid-November 2020.
Castaway Cay Challenge:
While the January 11, 2021 Disney Dream cruise is currently still scheduled to sail, the 2021 Castaway Cay Challenge will transition to a virtual event.
Club runDisney Charter Membership
Guests who purchased the inaugural year of the Club runDisney membership will receive a second year of membership at no charge.
runDisney is looking at every aspect of the runDisney experience and making decisions with the safety and well-being of its athletes, volunteers, Cast Members and Guests at the forefront of planning. At this time, they have no updates regarding future runDisney events.
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