Mickey Mouse Helps Kick Off The runDisney Virtual 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

runDisney Virtual 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

In any other year, this weekend would have been runDisney’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. However, this isn’t any other year. As the pandemic continues to impact events, the Walt Disney World Marathon has gone virtual! This year, there are participants from all fifty states running from home. The weekend includes seven races and three challenges. They will be again be celebrating the weekend with Disney characters and earning those medals throughout the course of the weekend. Today, in a video, the 2021 Virtual Walt Disney World Marathon was officially kicked off.

In the video, Vice President of runDisney, Faron Kelley, is joined by Mickey Mouse to start the weekend. Kelley shares a message about the differences of this weekend, the excitement of it, and how runDisney is with each runner every step of the way. runDisney wants to make everything as magically as possible. The video then pivots to talk about runDisney’s partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. After thanking some sponsors, the 2021 Virtual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is kicked off with a countdown and confetti. All of this can be seen in the video below that was released by runDisney.

Since 1994, runDisney has been giving runners a chance to combine two loves: the love of running with the love of Disney. The first marathon, the Walt Disney World Marathon was held that same year. Since then, runDisney has had hundreds of races offering runnings some magical marathons, half-marathons, 10k, 5k, and other experiences and challenges.

Have you participated in a runDisney event? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

Book your next Disney trip through DAPS MAGIC’s travel partner Mouseways Travel! Let Mouseways focus on the details so you can focus on enjoying the magic! Book your next Disney trip at

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Share your thoughts and comment!

Mr. DAPs

Mr. DAPs

Hi, I'm Mr. DAPs, the Founder, and Editor in Chief of DAPS MAGIC! I can be regularly found at Disneyland with my hat and bow tie taking pictures and simply enjoying the Happiest Place on Earth. I'm also the weekly host of GEEKS CORNER and your Disney reporter for DISNEY REPORTER on DAPS MAGIC's YouTube channel. I am also now honored to announced that I'm a Brand Ambassador with Her Universe! Find me on Twitter and Instagram. as I'd love to connect with you. Make sure and say hi!






Top Posts & Pages
9 Spooky Disney Animated Shorts Perfect for Halloween Time
New Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Starbucks ‘Been There’ Mugs Arrive at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The History of the Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland
Dream Key Sold Out as Disneyland Raises Prices on Tickets and Parking
Disney Teases Return of Main Street Electrical Parade to Disneyland Ahead of 50th Anniversary
Take a Look at the Food That's Coming For the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort
Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson Dies at 111
Why is Knott's Berry Farm a Great Value for a Theme Park?