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runDisney Marathon Weekend 2022: Course Maps, Event Guide, Start Groups, and more!

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The runDisney Marathon Weekend 2022: course maps ARE HERE!- and event guide as well. This is where you’ll find everything you need to know for running the 2022 Marathon Weekend races. ps- Disney’s Genie+ will be available to use during this race weekend. Get your Disney Genie 101 guide to the NEW FastPass here!

2022 Marathon medal. Event guide, marathon course maps and corrals

This post is being updated as the details come out.

So this is definitely a living document and work in progress.

But here is the 2020 runDisney Marathon Weekend course maps, event guide, corrals and more post if you want a previous year reference.

2022 dopey challenge medal

runDisney Marathon Weekend 2022: Course Maps, Event Guide, Start Groups/Corrals and more!

Why do we make this post every year when runDisney shares the info as well? Because, as they say, screenshots last forever.

And runners like to look back on previous courses and corrals and obsess a little. 

You know it’s true! 

We do this for all the runDisney events; so hang around if you’re looking for the Ultimate Guide to runDisney

So here we go: our annual guide to running runDisney’s Marathon Weekend.

You’ll find all the information a runner needs to know before the runDisney Marathon Weekend 2022 including course maps, start groups, waivers, and event guide.

This is a living document, so information will be added as it comes out. 

marathon weekend 2022 logo

Marathon Weekend 2022 Waivers and Runner Tracking

Download your waiver HERE

The Waivers do not have bib numbers or corral information any longer.

You’ll go to your runDisney Dashboard to find the documents to sign.

dashboard rundisney waivers

Please note: you can do this digitally this year! You do not need to print and bring it to the Expo if you sign digitally.

The Expo Pass (see below) is what you’ll need to show to pick up your bibs and T-shirts.

Here’s the tracking link so you can follow your runner on the course.

Put their name in search, choose how you want to be notified, and you’ll know how the run is going if you are following from home.

Marathon Weekend runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Hours

  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
  • Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
  • Friday, January 7, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022 | 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

Transportation bus schedule to and from the expo:

DATEFROM RESORT TO EXPOFROM EXPO TO RESORT
Wednesday, January 59:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 611:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, January 79:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday , January 810:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Expo Check-in Pass

Here is the detailed guide to picking up your runDisney bibs from the Expo.

**NEW**

You’ll need an Expo Check-in Pass this year for the Marathon Weekend Expo.

The instructions say to print or take a screenshot of each Expo Pass for each event

Don’t forget a valid photo ID to pick up your race bib.

Please note: the runDisney Expo Pass is not a timed entry ticket. You can visit the expo at any point and you can bring your family members with you!

5k bib pickup expo

Marathon Weekend Transportation Details

  • runDisney event transportation will be provided to/from all Walt Disney World Resorts, Shades of Green, and the Swan and Dolphin Resorts.
  • Participants and their guests are encouraged to utilize the provided runDisney event transportation for ALL runDisney events.
  • Transportation times and pick-up locations will be posted on signs in the lobby of each Host Resort.

Bus transportation for the race will be provided as follows:

RACEDAYTIME
5KThursday3:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. / 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
10KFriday3:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. / 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Half MarathonSaturday2:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. / 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
MarathonSunday2:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. / 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

You can take a rideshare to and from the races. Drop off for all races is at Epcot.

This guide to using Uber and Lyft In Orlando might be helpful.

Monorail transportation to Epcot is available beginning at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday ONLY.

  • Guests staying at Magic Kingdom Resorts are encouraged to use Monorail transportation to Epcot for Half and Full Marathon.  There will be no monorail transportation for the 5K & 10K.

*No Skyliner transportation available to race site during the race weekend.  — this is only for the races! Skyliner will be running for theme park visits.

Mask Requirements At runDisney Marathon Weekend Races

disney surgical face masks

At this time, there are NO mask requirements for any participants in the Marathon weekend races.

You will not need to wear them in the corrals or at the finish as you do at some other races around the country.

You will need to wear them at the runDisney Expo indoors at the time of this writing. If it changes, we will update with the new policy.

As a reminder:

  • Face Coverings at Walt Disney World
    • Face coverings are required for Guests in all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status, including the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, medical tent, theme park restrooms and in Disney buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner.
    • For more information, see the most updated face covering requirements.

runDisney Marathon Weekend 2022 Corrals and Start Groups

**New for 2022!**

runDisney will be utilizing Start Groups to follow health and safety guidelines and manage the flow of participants from the staging area to the start of the race. Your start group designation is a small “s” followed by a number (such as s1, s2, s3, s4) and is located in the upper corner of your bib.

Bib numbers can be found on the Expo Pass, but at this time there is not a Corral chart to reference. We’ll be working on one after the event to hopefully reference for next year.

You can use the 2020 corrals as a guide for this year’s race.

For the 2022 Marathon Weekend races, the Start Groups truly looked like the previous Corral setup.

We just used numbers rather than letters.

If this changes in future races, we’ll let you know.

But as of this race, if you are familiar with how the runDisney corral system worked in the past, then you will know exactly how the system is working now.

They changed the name to Start Groups and gave us numbers, but that really was the only difference noted.

Mini-waves are still being used inside each start group and those are not pre-determined or selected. If you want to be in an earlier wave, get to your start group when it opens.

rundisney start groups and corrals balloons

2022 Marathon Weekend Corrals

*will update with info later*

runDisney Marathon Weekend Course Maps 2022

Marathon Weekend 5K Course Map

rundisney 2022 marathon weekend 5K course maps

Please note: the course veered into backstage areas just before Morocco for this race.

We reenter Epcot through France and run by the Remy/Ratatouille ride.

selfie at remy ride during runDisney

The runDisney Marathon Weekend 10K Course Map 2022

marathon 2022 10K course map

The runDisney Marathon Weekend Half Marathon Course Map 2022

marathon 2022 half marathon course map

The runDisney Marathon Weekend Marathon Course Map 2022

marathon 2022 full marathon course map

The 2022 runDisney Marathon Weekend Event Guide

Need more info? Of course, you do!

Be sure to check out the runDisney Marathon Weekend 2022 event guide

And the event guide is no longer going to be printed out, so this is what you get, folks!

runDisney PhotoPass Pictures

Our most favorite thing runDisney has ever done was the change to PhotoPass photographers for a runDisney race weekend

Huge improvement in service and quality of photos since they started this- much appreciated!

If you’ve purchased Memory Maker before the 2022 runDisney Marathon race weekend, you can link your photos from the races using these codes.

They can’t be linked in advance, so just remember to link up post-race or the morning of the race.

Here’s the PhotoPass code info you need for the 2022 Marathon Weekend Races:

  • Marathon: 2022-WDWM-ARAx-xxxx
  • Half Marathon: 2022-WDWH-ALFx-xxxx
  • 10K: 2022-WDWW-10Kx-xxxx
  • 5K: 2022-WDWW-K5Kx-xxxx

runDisney Marathon Weekend 2022 Logistics

You might want to know a little about the weather.

You should know that weather in January has been all over the map.

There’s been sleet, thunderstorms, lightning, below-freezing temps, and even up into the high 80s with 100% humidity, On Marathon race day. Oooof.

Current weather predictions for Marathon Weekend: it’s going to be a hot one with high humidity.

Start hydrating NOW!

rundisney spectator guide cheering at disney world

Want to know where you can cheer on your runners? Check out this spectator guide for runDisney events.

And if you are looking for a little runDisney advice this year, stop by this post to read what some runners have to say about the events. 

Happy running!

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Joel

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

Great info!!!! Thank you. 😊 Would you know who the balloon lady is going to be for the Marathon on Sunday?