Princess Half Marathon
  • On Feb 6, 2022
    Patti from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be in WDW at the same time as the Princess Marathon. Do they run through the parks? Just trying to prepare for the crowds

    Hi Patti! 

    Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney! I visit Walt Disney World every year to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon, so I can definitely help you out! The Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend will kick off on February 24, 2022, with the Disney Princess Sunrise Yoga and there are events every day that weekend, leading up to the big event: The Disney Princess Half Marathon on Sunday, February 27.

    The 5K is held on February 25 and the runners run around EPCOT and Disney's Boardwalk area. The 10K is held on February 26 and runners will also run in EPCOT, around Disney's Boardwalk, and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    The Disney Princess Half Marathon will likely generate the greatest volume of crowds. This event begins in the parking lot of EPCOT and runners weave their way up to Magic Kingdom, running through Cinderella Castle, and then end back at EPCOT. Given that the race starts and ends at EPCOT, expect larger crowds there on that day. In my experience, many runners will visit EPCOT immediately following the race.

    If you would like to visit the park with the least crowds, I suggest Disney's Animal Kingdom. That park is furthest away from the hubbub of activity from the race. The runners do not run through Disney's Hollywood Studios, but since that park is closer to EPCOT, you may still get some of the crowds visiting the park that day. 

    I have a great tip for you as well. Since the runners have to wake up at 2 am to run the race, they get pretty tired early in the day and head back to their room for a nap. You can use this to your advantage and visit the parks around 3 pm. You will notice significantly lower crowds!

    You will have an amazing time at the parks that weekend!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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