runDisney Princess Registration Opens to Public
With just over six months to train, runners rejoiced this morning as runDisney debuted registration for the 2022 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. The race celebration finally returns to the Walt Disney World Resort this February for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Registration went smoothly this morning, which in itself was a refreshing treat for those used to the variety of issues that often exist when Disney technology becomes overwhelemed due to understandable demand.
The race weekend features its signature event, the Disney Princess Half Marathon, as well as a 5k, a 10k, and the Disney Princess Challenge, which pushes athletes to complete both the 10k and the half over two days. Next year’s event will also feature a Disney Princess Sunrise Yoga event.
Race Weekend Yoga
The first of its kind during the race weekend, participants in this early morning affair will their breath and inner peace in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. Though it seemed that this event would be available during registration this morning, the website changed just pr
ior to opening at 10 a.m. today with new guidance.
“Registration Opening Soon” now appears where the sign-up tab used to be placed on the website. Sunrise Yoga kicks off the weekend’s festivities, taking place on Thursday, Feb. 24th prior to opening at the magical theme park.
Race Details Fit for a Princess
The 5k and the 10k set off at 5 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 respectively. The half marathon also steps off at 5 a.m. In the past, the routes begin on the northeast end of the EPCOT parking lot before running through the EPCOT area for the 5k and 10k. Those running the half marathon usually also take in all of the EPCOT magic but also travel down the character-lined highway to Magic Kingdom during the half-marathon to catch sunrise at the hub.
As of publishing, the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend was not sold out yet. Prices do increase on January 5th, if spots still remain.