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A Recap of the 2022 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

That’s a wrap! The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend took place January 5-9, and it was quite the success! In 2021, the races were held virtually, which obviously wasn’t the same.

While there are more runDisney races right around the corner, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is arguably the most popular. Sarah Harris shared some highlights from the weekend with Disney Parks Blog:

Every mile was truly magic this past weekend during the runDisney 2022 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend! Filled with runners donning their EARidescent best and courses running through The World’s Most Magical Celebration, there were many memories and fairytale finishes made. The premier endurance race weekend featured four events, including the Walt Disney World Half Marathon which celebrated its 25th anniversary, and two multi-race challenges putting runners to the test.

 2022 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Speaking of testing skills, it was a historic runDisney weekend with one finisher of the Dopey Challenge running into the record books. The Dopey Challenge is the ultimate challenge, having runners complete 48.6 miles in four consecutive days through a 5K, 10K, Half, and Full Marathon.

Collage of  2022 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend runners

With an impressive final finish at the Walt Disney World Marathon on Sunday, Colorado runner Brittany Charboneau won the women’s division of all four events making her the first person to complete a four-race sweep in the challenge’s nine-year history. “This is so special. I mean, it’s once in a lifetime. I won’t get this ever again,’’ Charboneau said. “Honestly, I will treasure this forever. This is going to go down as one of the biggest highlights ever.’’

Colorado runner Brittany Charboneau

2022 is off to a running start as the second runDisney race event of the season comes to a close. A big congratulations to all runners of the 2022 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend! You can still join in the runDisney race weekend fun with two more upcoming events, the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by CORKCICLE (Feb. 24-27) and the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend (March 31 – April 3). Both weekends have limited availability remaining so head to to register today.

Did you join us this past weekend? Be sure to share out your event photos on social using #WDWMarathon. To learn more about runDisney events, visit us here.

Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH, and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married, and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010, we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the Parks. Under the name Paula Brown, I penned the novels 'Dream Wanderers' and 'The Coffee Cruiser'. I also am a co-author of 'Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide'. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida.

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