runDisney Events at Walt Disney World 2023

runDisney Events at Walt Disney World 2023

Every year Walt Disney World hosts runners from all over the world that take part in runDisney events across Disney Parks. But you don’t have to be a champion runner to get in on the action. With runs for every level of runner, kids, and even virtual opportunities, here’s everything to know about runDisney in 2023

A banner with images of Disney icons and the words ‘runDisney, Virtual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2023 and 30 Years Running’

runDisney Events Dates 2023

Confirmed for 2023, runDisney has announced the major races early! Check out the dates below if you’re ready to get a head start on your training. 

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend | January 4 – 8, 2023

All the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon 2023 Weekend Details. 

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Gold and Platinum: April 12, 2022
  • General Public: April 19, 2022
  • Virtual Registration: April 22, 2022

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2023 logo with Jasmine, Belle, Moana and Cinderella

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend | February 23 – 26, 2023

All the runDisney Disney Princess Half Marathon 2023 Weekend Details. 

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Gold and Platinum: June 14, 2022
  • General Public: June 21, 2022
  • Virtual Registration: June 24, 2022

runDisney Princess Half Marathon 2022 Medals

Jasmine on medal for Disney Princess 5K

Belle on medal for Disney Princess 10K

Moana on medal for Disney Princess Half Marathon

Cinderella on medal for Disney Fairy Tale Challenge

2023 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend | April 13 – 16, 2023

All the runDisney Springtime Surprise 2023 Weekend Details. 

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Gold & Platinum Registration: August 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • General Registration: August 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • Virtual Registration: August 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

runDisney Wine and Dine Weekend | November 2-5, 2023 

All the runDisney Wine and Dine Marathon 2023 Weekend Details

Registration Opens: 

To Be Announced

runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend | January 3-7, 2024

All the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon 2023 Weekend Details. 

Registration Opens: 

To Be Announced

runDisney Registration Tips

If you’re hoping to snag a spot in any of these runDisney in-person marathons, be prepared for a virtual queue. Plan to have both your phone and computer or other devices available for registration. And if you’re trying to register for other people you’ll want a designated device for each person if possible. runDisney events tend to sell out fast so be prepared with your credit card already attached to your Disney account and your correct address on your account. This will save time during registration and will ensure you claim a spot. 

runDisney Marathon Registration

  • Due to the high demand for runDisney events, you must register on runDisney to attend.
  • Create a Disney account
  • Check the runDisney website for the day your race is open for registration.
  • Registration Opens at 10 am EST/ 7 am PST.
  • Be sure to have all runners’ information if registering multiple people.
  • Most races involve a Virtual Queue that will open at 9:30 am on the website.
  • You’ll be placed in a “virtual waiting room” and when it’s your turn add the items to your cart and checkout.
  • Registration for runDisney events often sells out in minutes! 

How to Register for a runDisney Marathon

Just like any event where there is a virtual queue it is best to know the Date of Registration and be Signed-In to your Disney Account ahead of time. 

runDisney Races

If you think this event is just for experienced runners, think again! There’s something for all ages and even spectators get to be part of the action when they grab a ChEar package that gets them close to the finish line.

Kids Dashes

  • 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-4 years old – 100-Meter Dash
  • 5-8 years old – 200-Meter Dash

One Mile Run

Children ages 4 to 13 years old

Walt Disney World 5K

5 years of age ( and must be able to complete the 5K on their own)

Walt Disney World 10K

10 years of age or older

Walt Disney World Half Marathon

14 years of age or older

Walt Disney World Marathon, Goofy’s Race, and a Half Challenge, and Dopey Challenge

18 years and older

runDisney Marathon Changes

Runners attending events will tackle courses inside select parks.

The Marathon starts a half-hour earlier this year, at 5:00 AM.

Runners will get access to a new outdoor exclusive area which includes a place to take photos, pick up gear, stretch, and recover.

Spectators can get closer to the finish line and action with a ChEAR Squad package. This package will offer access to the finish line and a prime viewing spot in Magic Kingdom.

runDisney Annual Races 

If running is your thing, or a new goal for this year, be sure to keep an eye on all the runDisney events coming up. the runDisney events happen annually and are a great way to get a little Disney into your lifestyle!
  • Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend- First weekend in November
  • Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend- Second weekend in January
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend- Third weekend in February
  • Springtime Surprise Weekend- Third weekend in April
  • runDisney Virtual Series- Summer

runDisney Training Programs

Are you a beginner runner, or just want a great training program? You can grab all of the runDisney Programs crafted by former Olympian and runDisney trainer Jeff Galloway to help get you in shape for your run. Grab the runDisney Training Programs for download.

runDisney summer virtual series

runDisney Marathon Medals

One of the most exciting parts of a runDisney event is crossing the finish line and getting your official Disney Marathon Medal. 

runDisney Merchandise

You can grab special merchandise at shopDisney.com or at Disney Parks. But, if you want to get a little creative, you can also DIY your own gear courtesy of runDisney. Grab the tips and instructions to make your very own Hades “Feel the Burn” t-shirt so you can make sure you are dressed for your next runDisney event.

runDisney Virtual Marathons

Can’t make it to Walt Disney World during runDisney events? No worries! You can register for a Virtual Run, run on your own, track your time and collect your medal. It’s that simple, and a great way to get started! Each virtual event is open for registration per the race dates above. Know that these do sell out, so grab your spot if interested.

runDisney Events Dates 2022

Four runDisney medals adorned with Frozen characters Kristoff and Sven, Elsa, Anna and Olaf near the words ‘runDisney Virtual Series Celebration Frozen Summer 2022’

runDisney Virtual SeriesVIRTUAL | June 1- August 31, 2022

If you can’t make it to Walt Disney world then a runDisney Virtual Series may be just your cup of tea! Check out what being part of the Summer runDisney Running Series is all about. 

Logo for Disney Wine and Dine 2022 Half Marathon Weekend with Miguel, Genie and other Disney characters

runDisney Wine and Dine Marathon  | November 3 – 6, 2022

runDisney’s Wine and Dine Marathon typically takes place the first week in November and offers an opportunity to really dig into the fun a couple of weekends before the holidays hit. Read all about the Wine and Dine Marathon at Walt Disney World. 

  • Disney Wine & Dine 5K powered by Shokz (November 4, 2022) – Coco-themed. Let out your best grito when you finish this 3-mile adventure––fun for runners ages 5 and up!
  • Disney Wine & Dine 10K powered by Shokz (November 5, 2022) – Find yourself on a 6.2-mile course that celebrates the valiant story of Raya and the Last Dragon.
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon powered by Shokz (November 6, 2022) Possibilities abound as you take off through the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks on a 13.1-mile course that celebrates the music and magic of the United States of America.
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon powered by Shokz (November 5 & 6, 2022)Make your way around the world with a challenge spanning 2 courses and 19.3 miles

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Gold and Platinum: March 15, 2022, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • General Public: March 22, 2022, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

Cost by Registration Date

  • March 22 to September 19, 2022: $103.40
  • September 20 to October 26, 2022: $114.06

Ages: 5 and Up

Race Time: 5 AM Eastern Time

Location: Walt Disney World Resort

Post-Race Party is November 6, 2022, EPCOT 10:00 PM Eastern Time.

  • Registration opens March 22, 2022, at 10:00 AM EST
    Price: $94 (includes tax)

Virtual Races for Wine and Dine Marathon 2022

  • Disney Wine & Dine 5K powered by Shokz (November 4, 2022) Cost: $84.21
  • Disney Wine & Dine 10K powered by Shokz (November 5, 2022) – Cost $105.53
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon powered by Shokz (November 6, 2022) Cost: $125.79
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon powered by Shokz (November 5 & 6, 2022) Cost: $268.63

runDisney Wine and Dine Marathon 2022 Medals

Medal for the 2022 Disney Wine & Dine 5K

Medal for the 2022 Disney Wine & Dine 10K

Medal for the 2022 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Medal for the 2022 Disney Wine & Dine Two Course Challenge

runDisney summer running

 

Run disney Events in 2022 and 2023 at Walt Disney World

 



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