runDisney Quick Facts

runDisney events are unique, offering the opportunity to: 

  • run through Disney theme parks 
  • earn unique Disney-themed finisher medals 
  • experience world-famous Disney entertainment, characters, and guest service 
  • celebrate accomplishments with a Disney vacation  

The runDisney season includes six race weekends, four at Walt Disney World Resort and two at Disneyland Resort: 

Race Weekends at Walt Disney World 

  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend: Nov. 2-5, 2023 
  • Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend: Jan. 3-7, 2024 
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by CORKCICLE: Feb. 23-26, 2024 
  • runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend: April 18-21, 2024 

Race Weekends at Disneyland Resort:  

  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend: Jan. 11-14, 2024 
  • Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend – Sept. 5-8, 2024 

runDisney is one of the largest race organizers in the United States in terms of number of runners, with as many as 170,000 runners participating in runDisney events each race season. 

runDisney offers something for the whole family. While more challenging events like a marathon or half marathon headline each runDisney weekend, families can also participate in 5Ks, 10Ks, and health and fitness expos with character appearances, product demonstrations and official race merchandise.  

runDisney is perfect for new and experienced runners. Runners tackling their first half or full marathon will find no required qualifying time, less pressure, and no judgment, while more experienced runners may find themselves up for the Dopey Challenge (48.6 miles in four consecutive days) or the Goofy Challenge (39.3 miles in two consecutive days) during each marathon weekend.  

runDisney offers several opportunities for guests to experience yoga in Disney theme parks during Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend, Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend and Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend. 

runDisney offers several virtual race options, including the runDisney Virtual Series (June 1-Aug. 31) and the runDisney Virtual 12Ks of Christmas (Dec. 1-31).   

runDisney isn’t just about the races, it’s a lifestyle. runDisney provides tips for training and living a healthier lifestyle through the runDisney website ( and social media platforms. Participants can also access ideas and training pointers from official training consultant and former Olympic Marathon Runner Jeff Galloway, useful for beginners and elite runners alike. 

runDisney news, photos and videos are available on First time users will need to register for an account using: Passphrase: Disney Passkey: Magic