Your Complete Guide to 2022 RunDisney 5K Races


Your Complete Guide to 2022 RunDisney 5K Races

This article is your ultimate guide to 2022 RunDisney 5k races! Here at The Park Prodigy we LOVE runDisney! And we all know there’s nothing a little magic can’t help with, even when trying to achieve your fitness goals. Walt Disney World offers visitors the opportunity to run in multiple Disney races throughout the year in their runDisney division. From beginners, to professionals, to those looking to have some fun, Disney’s got you covered.

While we are looking forward to all things runDisney in 2022, we want to put the spotlight on the Disney 5k as is it one of the most popular races. We also feel like this is the perfect RunDisney race for anyone who might be looking to become more active and is trying to see what racing events are all about.

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SPECIAL NOTE: If you would like to see what crowd levels look like during your next RunDisney weekend be sure to check out our Disney crowd calendar!

 Disney Crowd Calendar

2022 RunDisney 5k


So, what is the 5k RunDisney event? RunDisney is the marathon race providers of the Walt Disney Company, where runners typically race through the theme parks, looking to see their favorite characters cheering them on. Of course, dressing up in Disney-themed gear is always a plus! RunDisney has also expanded to included virtual races which allow runners to participate in the fun from their own neighborhood or race course of their choice!

Be sure to checkout our complete guide to RunDisney page for additional information!

Virtual Disney Races 2022

One of the bright spots to come out of the past few years is the popularity of virtual races. The concept is, instead of running through the parks, you’ll be running your own Disney 5k route around your hometown (which beneficially cuts down travel costs).

Runners can enjoy some of the same amazing medals that you can expect if you attended a race in the park and it can be a great stepping stone to your first event. As of 2022, Disney has now dedicated whole weekends to Disney Virtual Races, on top of allowing guests to register virtually for the normal scheduled races.

2022 Virtual Races

  • runDisney Virtual Race Series – Celebrating Frozen! – June 1st – August 31st, 2022
  • runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon – November 3rd – 6th, 2022

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When is the Next Disney 5k?


The first Walt Disney World 5k races will be taking place at the 2022 Disney World marathon weekend. Disney also continues to include more race weekends throughout the year.

Disney has also scheduled its first in-person 2022 runDisney events.

Upcoming 2022 – 2023 Disney 5K Races

We are so excited for the 30th anniversary of runDisney races, where Walt Disney World is pulling out all of the stops and bringing a totally awesome retro theme!

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2023 Dates

  • Walt Disney World 5K – January 5th, 2023
  • Walt Disney World 10K – January 6th, 2023
  • Walt Disney World Half Marathon – January 7th, 2023
  • Walt Disney World Marathon – January 8th, 2023
  • Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge – January 7th-8th, 2023
  • Dopey Challenge – January 5th-8th, 2023
  • Castaway Cay Challenge – January 12th, 2023
  • Walt Disney World Virtual Races January 6th-9th, 2023

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2023 Dates

  • Disney Princess 5K – February 24th, 2023
  • Disney Princess Enchanted 10K – February 25th, 2023
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon – February 26, 2023
  • Disney Fairy Tale Challenge – February 25th-26th, 2023
  • Virtual Races – February 23rd – 26th, 2023

Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend 2022 Dates

  • Disney Wine & Dine 5K – November 4th, 2022
  • Disney Wine & Dine 10K – November 5th, 2022
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon – November 6th, 2022
  • Disney Two Course Challenge – November 5th – 6th, 2022
  • Virtual Races – November 4th – 6th, 2022

To see full details about runDisney events, check out the runDisney website!

2022 5K RunDisney Registration

Registration can be found on the runDisney website. In order to register, you must use a runDisney sign in using your Disney account. If you want to get notice on future runDisney events, you can sign up for their emails.

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What Does the Disney 5k Cost?


Prices will vary depending on which race you run.

Typically, the Virtual Disney 5k runs are cheapest, ranging from $95-$210 depending on the marathon weekend and any extra features you add.

Special challenges, such as the Dopey Challenge, costs $600, and the Disney Fairy Tale Challenge is $355.

Virtual Run Challenges vary depending on the types of challenges.

Current runDisney race prices

Walt Disney World Races 2023 Prices

  • Walt Disney World 5K – $103
  • Walt Disney World 10K – $146
  • Walt Disney World Half Marathon – $213
  • Walt Disney World Marathon – $218
  • Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge – $431
  • Dopey Challenge – $660
  • Walt Disney World Virtual Races -$84 -$511

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2022 Prices

  • Disney Princess 5K – $95
  • Disney Princess Enchanted 10K –  $135
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon – $210
  • Disney Fairy Tale Challenge – $355
  • Virtual Races – $75 – $232

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend 2022 Prices

  • Expedition Everest 5K – $100
  • Race for the Taste – $135
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-miler – $190
  • runDisney Springtime Challenge – $445
  • Virtual Races – $75 – $305

Disney Wine and Dine 2022 Prices

  • Disney Wine & Dine 5K – $105
  • Disney Wine & Dine 10K – $145
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon – $229
  • Disney Two Course Challenge – $383
  • Disney Wine & Dine Virtual Races – $84-$268

2022 RunDisney Races for Kids

If your little one wants to get involved in a magical race, but cannot do a 5k Disney run or longer, there are options for them as well.

runDisney has curated kid-friendly events such as the 100-Meter Dash, the 200-Meter Dash, the One Mile Run, or the Diaper Dash. Kids will have a blast at these events with a pre-race warm up dance party to running along with their favorite characters cheering them on! The runDisney events are family and kid friendly and bound to be a memorable experience on Walt Disney World property.

2022 RunDisney 5K Race Times

If you were in person at Disney World, most Disney run times would start at 5:30 AM. Runners would have to arrive to the starting area at least one hour prior to the start. However, now that you’re running from the comfort of your own home, you can make your Disney 5k start time at any time within the date range they give you (good news for the non-early birds).

2022 RunDisney 5K Transportation to Races


If these events are on-site, runDisney shuttle transportation will be provided to and from all Walt Disney World Resorts, Shades of Green, and Walt Disney World Swan or Dolphin Resort.

Parking for Disney Marathon

If runners are not staying at a host resort, or prefer driving themselves, they will need to arrive by car in order to park in the designated parking lots.

RunDisney Gear

runDisney races are the BEST time to dress up in your favorite characters or Disney running merchandise and take some Disney run pictures of yourself to post.

Plus, runDisney has tons of commemorative merchandise to solidify your run. Even for the little ones, they have runDisney kids races commemorative Mickey ears. How cute will those be?!

When is The Best Time to Visit Disney World?

Our Disney Crowd Calendar is the best tool to help you get the most out of your time in the parks. We break down park crowds, park hours of operation, ticket prices, and average temperature. We also break down the best time to visit Disney World based on specific times of the year and special events.

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