runDisney Events Calendar 2024- 2025

runDisney Events Calendar 2024- 2025

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.

runDisney Walt Disney World Races 2024

Walt Disney World hosts 4 annual runDisney marathons. Each with its own themes, but all with a variety of race options to choose from. The Disney Marathon is the main race for the year and happens in early January, featuring Mickey and Friends. The Princess Half-Marathon happens in February and honors 4 Disney Princesses each year. The Springtime Surprise Race at Walt Disney World consists of a surprise theme but typically includes favorite characters across a category ( star wars, Pixar, etc.). The last race of the year is the Wine and Dine Marathon, featuring characters not necessarily across a theme, but offering a little more variety than usual. Here’s the lineup of all the runDisney Races at Walt Disney World in 2024. 

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend | April 18- 21, 2024

All the runDisney Walt Disney World Springtime Surprise Weekend Details

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Registration: August 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • General Registration: August 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • Virtual Event Registration: August 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

Highlights

  • Finisher Medals
  • Participant Shirt
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Digital Expo and Event Guide

runDisney Virtual Series | June 1- August 31, 2024

All the runDisney Virtual Series Details. 

Registration Opens: 

  • Registration: March 26, 2024

Highlights

  • Finisher Medals
  • Participant Shirt
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Digital Expo and Event Guide

runDisney Wine and Dine Weekend | October 31- November 3, 2024

All the runDisney Wine and Dine Marathon Weekend Details

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Registration: March 5, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • General Registration: March 12, 2024, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

Highlights

  • Finisher Medals
  • Participant Shirt
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Digital Expo and Event Guide

runDisney Virtual Series Christmas 2024 | December 1- 31, 2024

All the runDisney Christmas 12K Virtual Race Details TBD.

  • Registration: July 9, 2024

Highlights

  • Finisher Medals
  • Participant Shirt
  • Digital Bib and Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Tool Kit featuring printable mile markers
  • Digital Expo and Event Guide

A logo saying ‘runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge’

runDisney Coast to Coast Challenge 

Beginning in 2024, complete any 10-mile race––or longer––at both Walt Disney World® Resort and the Disneyland® Resort in the same calendar year and receive a runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal! Read everything you need to know about how to Qualify for a runDisney Coast to Coast Medal. Two Tracks are offered. 

runDisney Disneyland Races 2024

runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend | January 11-14, 2024

Check out all the runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon Details.

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Registration: February 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • General Registration: February 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

runDisney Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend | September 5-8, 2024

Check out all the Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon.

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Registration: February 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • General Registration: February 13, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

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Artwork for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend featuring characters such as Mickey Mouse

runDisney Walt Disney World Races 2025

Walt Disney World kicks off 2025 with the annual runDisney Race in the parks, and the classic theme featuring Mickey and Friends. Check out the 2025 Disney Events Calendar for all the events that are happening in January, and some of the best times to visit the parks. Whatever you’re plans, know that January at Disney World is one of the best times to visit and the weather tends to be the best you’ll get all year in Florida. 

runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend | January 8-12, 2025

Check out all the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Details.

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Registration: April 2, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • General Registration: April 9, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend | February 20-24, 2025

All the runDisney Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon Weekend Details

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Registration: July 23, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • General Registration: July 30, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend |April 3-6, 2025

All the runDisney Walt Disney World Springtime Surprise Weekend Details

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Registration: August 20, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • General Registration: August 27, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

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Disneyland Half Marathon 2025

runDisney Disneyland Races 2025

runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend | January 30-February 2, 2025

Check out all the runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon Details. “Come lace up and choose your adventure as you run through Disneyland Resort and the surrounding Anaheim area during themed races including a heroic 5K, a Star Wars™ 10K, a Mickey Mouse and Friends half marathon and even a Dumbo challenge. Plus discover Kids Races, in-Park yoga and more.”

Registration Opens: 

  • Club runDisney Registration: June 11, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • General Registration: June 18, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

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 the 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 Race Types

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.

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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. We’re sharing all the medals by race throughout this post. 

runDisney Outfits for the Disney World Marathon

runDisney Outfits by Polka Dot Pixie Shop

One of the best things about running a race or marathon at Disney is the costumes! So if you’re looking for some Disney Outfits for RunDisney or Disney Shirts to spruce up an outfit, we’ve got you covered! From basic race shirts to Disney-themed race shirts, crops, sports bras, and skirts, here are a slew of Disney Outfits for runDisney

runDisney Shirts for Pixar fans

runDisney Princess Half Marathon outfits

Princess running shirts for Walt disney World marathons

Disney Marathon Outfits

runDisney Races for Disney World races

Disney Villians runDisney outfits

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 summer running

 

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, and 2024 so far.

 

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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.