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Your Guide to the Best runDisney Race Vacation
October 10, 2023
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UPDATED OCTOBER 2023. On your mark Disney fans, it’s time to get set and go to your favorite runDisney events at Disney Parks and virtual races around the globe!

As your Disney vacation experts, we’re here to help you book that dream runDisney vacation. Whether you’re headed to a runDisney race to cheer on your runner, volunteer or hit the pavement yourself, we have the best rates and suggestions on how to get the most out of your race weekend.

Remember, these fast-paced weekends sell out fast so it’s best to start planning right away. The weekends are full of events that keep you on your feet!

Here’s a look at all the runDisney races on the calendar at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort so you can get moving as soon as Mickey says, “Go!”

Walt Disney World runDisney Calendar 2024

Each runDisney event is a weekend long celebration where runners of various ages and abilities can join in on one of several races. There are even virtual races that include magic in every mile.

  • January | Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (course includes Magic Kingdom)
  • February | Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
  • April | Springtime Surprise Weekend

On your journey you’ll even spot (and stop to visit if you’d like) some of your favorite Disney characters, some in their runDisney attire.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend January 3-7, 2024

The Walt Disney World Marathon is 30+ years running.. Choose from the 5K to the Marathon as you trek your way through the Disney theme parks.

  • January 4 Virtual Races begin
  • January 4 Dopey Challenge begins, Walt Disney World 5K
  • January 5 Walt Disney World 10K
  • January 6 Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge begins, Walt Disney World Half Marathon
  • January 7 Walt Disney World Marathon, all challenges and virtual races conclude

Our team would love to help you book your Walt Disney World Marathon weekend stay complete with theme park tickets and a Walt Disney World Resort hotel stay.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend January 3-7, 2024

The Walt Disney World Marathon is 30+ years running. Choose from the 5K to the Marathon as you trek your way through the Disney theme parks.

In 2023 runners celebrated the 50th Walt Disney World Resort Anniversary during their run. Come relive decades of healthy competition with a dose of 90’s retro vibes, iconic Characters and a glimpse into the runDisney of years of past.
  • January 4 Virtual Races begin
  • January 4 Dopey Challenge begins, Walt Disney World 5K
  • January 6 Walt Disney World 10K
  • January 6 Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge begins, Walt Disney World Half Marathon
  • January 7 Walt Disney World Marathon, all challenges and virtual races conclude
Our team would love to help you book your Walt Disney World Marathon weekend stay complete with theme park tickets and a Walt Disney World Resort hotel stay.

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend February 22-26, 2024

This year, runDisney celebrates not only our favorite princesses, but all of those that help to raise, nurture and believe in them. The 2023 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend is all about celebrating the inspiring athletes joining in on the events and those that support them.

Registration opens June 20, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

  • February 23 Virtual Races begin
  • February 23 Disney Princess 5K
  • February 24 Disney Fairy Challenge begins, Disney Princess Enchanted 10K
  • February 25 Disney Princess Half Marathon
  • February 26 Disney Princess Yoga, all challenges and virtual races conclude

If you or someone in your group is participating in the Disney Princess Marathon Weekend, let our team help you add even more magic to the weekend! Extend your stay with theme park tickets and accommodations at Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend April 18-21, 2024

Stay on track with courses inspired by your favorite Pixar Pals! General Registration opens August 2023.

  • April 18 Springtime Surprise Yoga
  • April 19 Neverland 5K
  • April 20 Adventure is Out There 10K
  • April 16 Disney Pixar Toy Story 10 Miler, all challenges and virtual races conclude

Disneyland Resort runDisney Calendar 2024

Each runDisney event is a weekend long celebration where runners of various ages and abilities can join in on one of several races. There are even virtual races that include magic in every mile.

  • January | Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend (course details to be announced)

On your journey you’ll even spot (and stop to visit if you’d like) some of your favorite Disney characters, some in their runDisney attire.

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend January 11-14, 2024

We’re so excited to welcome back runDisney races to the west coast in 2024. Kicking it all off is the return of fan-favorite Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend.

Taking place January 11-14, 2024, the weekend will include:

  • Disney Yoga
  • A runDisney challenge including a 5k, 10k and runDisney Kids Races
  • Disneyland Half Marathon
  • Dumbo Double Dare

We will update this article with more details about the race course, medals and other news soon.

Our team would love to help you book your Disneyland Half Marathon Marathon weekend stay complete with theme park tickets and a Disneyland Resort hotel stay so you’re extra close to all the action.

Your runDisney Vacation Weekend

Now that you’ve chosen your race, you’re almost at the finish line! For any runDisney weekend we recommend making the magic last! You’ll want plenty of time to explore the parks, runDisney fitness expos and more.

At Walt Disney World Resort we recommend…

A 7-night visit to see and do everything Walt Disney World Resort has to offer, plus give you time to focus on your race and re-group afterwards.

For the classics during Walt Disney World full Marathon Weekend we suggest a stay at Disney's POP Century, Caribbean Beach Resort, or Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Disney Princess runners will enjoy Disney Princess themed Royal Guest Rooms at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside.

Springtime Surprise Weekend participants will love The Incredible themed rooms at Disney's Contemporary Resort, the Cars themed Family Suites at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, or the Toy Story building (by request) at Disney's All Star Movies Resort.

At Disneyland Resort we recommend…

A 4-night visit to see and do everything Disneyland Resort has to offer, plus give you time to focus on your race and live the magic before and after!

For the classics during Disneyland race weekends, we suggest 4 nights at the Disneyland Hotel, with 3 day park hopper tickets.

Disney runners looking for luxury will enjoy 4 nights at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa with 3 day park hopper tickets. And don’t forget to book your recovery day at Tenaya Stone Spa which offers massages, facials and more spa treatments.

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