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runDisney Schedule & Registration Dates (2024 & 2025)

In the beginning…there was one race, a marathon, at Walt Disney World. The year was 1994 when 5,588 runners lined up at the starting line to run a full marathon throughout the 3 Disney parks (there were only 3 parks at the time).

2024 will be it’s 30th year, that one marathon has turned into 26 individual exciting races with a variety of race themes at both Walt Disney World as well as Disneyland with over 160,000 participants!

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runDisney races have become ultra-popular events that occur four times a year during the winter, spring and fall. Combining on-course entertainment, beloved characters, personalized race bibs and wonderful commemorative Disney medals, each race weekend brings runners of every skill level from young children to more seasoned marathoners.

Runners get to experience a competitive race or just a fun run in the diverse race distances that Disney provides.

2024 & 2025 Races and Registration Dates

Here are all of the upcoming runDisney events!

Disney World Marathon Schedule & Registration

This Walt Disney World Resort race is the most popular race for Disney fans and runs through Magic Kingdom. This one takes place in January while the Christmas decorations are still up and the Disney magic is extra real! This race includes a 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon.

The 2 challenges offered for this race weekend are the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge for completing both the half marathon and the marathon and the Dopey Challenge for completing all 4 races!

The 2024 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend schedule:

  • Thursday, January 4 – Walt Disney World 5K
  • Friday, January 5 – Walt Disney World 10K
  • Saturday, January 6 – Half Marathon
  • Sunday, January 7 – Full Marathon

The 2025 Disney World Marathon will be January 8-12, 2025.

Race registration for the 2025 Disney World Marathon are:

  • Club runDisney Registration: April 2, 2024
  • General Registration: April 9, 2024

Disneyland Half Marathon Schedule & Registration

Over on the west coast, the Disneyland Resort race includes a 5k, 10k and half marathon and has the option for early morning yoga inside the Disneyland Park!

The challenge associated with the race is the Dumbo Double Dare which you will earn for completing both the 10k and half marathon.

The 2024 Disneyland Marathon schedule:

  • Thursday, January 12 – Disneyland 5K
  • Friday, January 13 – Disneyland 10K & Kids Races
  • Saturday, January 14 – Disneyland Half Marathon

The 2025 Disney World Marathon will be January 30 – February 2, 2025.

Registration for the 2025 Disneyland Marathon are:

  • Club runDisney Registration: June 11, 2024
  • General Registration: June 18, 2024

Disney Princess Half Marathon Schedule & Registration

If you love the Disney Princesses like we do, you’ll love the runDisney Weekend. The Disney Princess half marathon weekend is all about running magical miles while celebrating the Disney Princesses! This weekend offers a 5k, 10k, and half marathon.

The challenge for this one is the Disney Fairytale Challenge which you will get for completing the 10k and half marathon.

The 2024 Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend schedule:

  • Friday, February 23th – Disney Princess 5K
  • Saturday, February 24th – runDisney Kids Races and Disney Princess Enchanted 10K
  • Sunday, February 25th – Disney Princess Half Marathon

The 2025 Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend is February 20-24, 2025.

Race registration for the 2025 Disney Princess Half Princess Races are:

  • Club runDisney Registration: July 23, 2024
  • General Registration: July 30, 2024

Springtime Surprise Weekend Schedule & Registration

The runDisney Springtime Surprise weekend is all about fun, adventure and the spirit of togetherness. This weekend includes a Neverland 5k, Adventure is Out There 10k and Hakuna Matata 10-Miler.

Want a challenge? Do Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge and complete the 5k, 10k and 10-mile.

The 2024 Springtime Surprise Weekend schedule:

  • Friday, April 19th – Disney Theme coming soon 5K
  • Saturday, April 20th – Disney Theme coming soon 10K
  • Sunday, April 21th – Disney Theme coming soon 10-Miler

The 2025 Springtime Surprise Weekend will be April 3-6, 2025.

Registration for the 2025 races are:

  • Club runDisney Registration: August 20, 2024
  • General Registration: August 27, 2024

Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend Schedule & Registration (New!)

Jump on the Halloween season with the new Disneyland’s Halloween Half Marathon starting next year! Take part in yoga, kid’s races, a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon.

The 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon weekend will be September 5-8, 2024.

Race registration for the 2024 Wine and Dine races:

  • Club runDisney Registration: February 6, 2024
  • General Registration: February 13, 2024

Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend Schedule & Registration

If you want a good old banquet bash, try out the Wine & Dine weekend! Run an Alice-in-Wonderland themed 5k, Be Our Guest themed 10k or the Encanto themed half marathon.

The Challenge for this one is the Disney Two Course Challenge which you’ll get by completing the 10k and half marathon.

The 2023 Wine and Dine weekend schedule:

  • Friday, November 3 – Wine & Dine 5K
  • Saturday, November 4 – Wine & Dine 10K
  • Sunday, November 5 – Wine & Dine Half Marathon

The 2024 Disney Wine & Dine weekend will be October 31st – November 3, 2024.

Registration for the 2024 Wine and Dine races:

  • Club runDisney Registration: March 5, 2024
  • General Registration: March 12, 2024

Coast to Coast Race Challenge

Beginning in 2024, if you complete any 10-mile race (or longer) at both Disneyland and Disney World in the same calendar year, you’ll receive a runDisney Coast to Coast Challenge medal.

runDisney Virtual Series

The runDisney virtual events in the summer are from June 1 – August 31, 2024.

Registration begins March 26, 2024.

runDisney Virtual 12ks of Christmas

The runDisney virtual races for Christmas are from December 1 – December 31, 2024.

Registration begins July 9, 2024.

What is the registration process?

All registrations can be made at the runDisney.com website. Once you have secured your race, you cannot change it in anyway.

The registration is non-refundable and you can’t switch to another race weekend or transfer it to another person so make sure you are registering for the race you want.

It is important to note that the races fill up quickly! Some fill up the day the registration opens!

Here are some registration tips in order for you to secure your race:

  1. Make sure you sign up for your rundisney.com account well in advance of when you want to register.
  2. Know the day your race opens so you are ready on that day.
  3. Registrations usually open at 10am ET. Once you get into the queue, don’t go anywhere.
  4. You may register more than yourself.
  5. You can only use one payment.
  6. An email confirmation will be sent to you after you are signed up.

The most magical place on earth hosts some of the most wonderful running events in the country. Could this be the year you combine your two loves as you join Mickey and friends on a beautiful race morning?

For more information on events happening at Walt Disney World, check out our event calendar.