2024 runDisney Events

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Have you ever wanted to run through the parks at sunrise? How about hopping on a ride in the middle of a marathon? A few times each year, Disney Parks fill up with runners. Maybe you’ve been conquering these events for years. The 2024 runDisney events bring some new offerings to consider.    

There’s a lot to know about runDisney races. Each race weekend is a little different. The race courses and where you run differ depending on the race and distance. You can also take a challenge and run multiple events!

2024 runDisney Events Schedule

Walt Disney World Resort 2024 runDisney Events: Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2024

The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is January 3rd through the 7th in 2024. runDisney events are as follows:

Walt Disney World 5K January 4, 2024 $107.99
Walt Disney World 10K January 5, 2024 $150.99
Walt Disney World Half Marathon January 6, 2024 $218.99
Walt Disney World Marathon January 7, 2024 $221.00

Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge January 6 – 7, 2024 $432.00
Dopey Challenge January 4 – 7, 2024 $672.00
Virtual Races January 4 – 7, 2024 $85.00 – $511.99

an illustrated map of Disney World and where the marathon race course goes,
Walt Disney World Marathon Map 2024


Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2024

The Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend is February 22nd through the 26th in 2024. runDisney events are as follows:

Disney Princess 5K February 23, 2024 $107.99
Disney Princess 10K February 24, 2024 $150.99
Disney Princess Half Marathon February 25, 2024 $232.00
Disney Fairytale Challenge February 24 – 25, 2024

Disney Princess Yoga February 26, 2024 $116.19
Virtual Races February 23 – 25, 2024 $80.00 – $248.00

2024 Springtime Surprise weekend theme Embrace the Adventure with Neverland 5k, Up 10K, The Lion King 10 miler and Stitch challenge
Image from Disney


Springtime Surprise Weekend 2024

The Springtime Surprise Weekend is April 18th through the 21st in 2024. runDisney events are as follows:

runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga April 18, 2024 $111.93
Neverland 5K April 19, 2024 $107.99
Adventure Is Out There 10K April 20, 2024 $150.99
Hakuna Matata 10-Miler April 21, 2024 $212.00
Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge April 19 – 21, 2024 $485.00
runDisney Springtime Surprise Splash April 21, 2024 $85.00
Virtual Races April 19 – 21, 2024 $80.00 – $325.00

2024 wine and dine half marathon weekend themes and characters Muppets 5k, Tiana 10K, Ratatouille half marathon, Chef Mickey challenge
Image from Disney.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend 2024

The Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend is October 31st through November 3rd in 2024. runDisney events are as follows:

Disney Wine & Dine 5K November 1, 2024 $112.00
Disney Wine & Dine 10K November 2, 2024 $155.00
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon November 3, 2024 $240.00
Disney Two Course Challenge November 2 – 3, 2024 $400.00
Post-Race Party at Epcot November 3, 2024 $110

The 2024 Disney Wine and Dine half weekend registration opens March 5th for Club runDisney gold and platinum and March 12th at 10:00 a.m. for everyone else.

Disneyland Resort 2024 runDisney races

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend takes place January 11th through the 14th in 2024. runDisney events are as follows:

Disneyland Yoga January 11, 2024 $108.99
Disneyland 5K January 12, 2024 $108.99
Disneyland 10K January 13, 2024 $148.99
runDisney Kids Races January 13, 2024 $35.00
Disneyland Half Marathon January 14, 2024 $234.99
Dumbo Double Dare January 13 – 14, 2024 $389.00
Virtual Races January 12 – 14, 2024 $85 – $270
runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge – includes completing a certain race at both Disneyland and Disney World

Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon art with Minnie, Daisy and Clarabelle dressed at the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus

Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend

The inaugural Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend takes place September 5th through the 8th in 2024. runDisney events are as follows:

Disneyland Yoga September 5, 2024 $130.00
Disneyland Halloween 5K September 6, 2024 $120.00
Disneyland Halloween 10K September 7, 2024 $175.00
runDisney Kids Races September 7, 2024 $40.00
Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon September 8, 2024 $260.00
Chills & Thrills Challenge September 7-8, 2024 $440.00

General registration opens on February 13th, 2024. Club runDisney Gold and Platinum Member registration opens February 6th, 2024.

a lake with trees off in the distance and the top of a castle
runDisney events go through different parks like Magic Kingdom, pictured off in the distance here.

FAQs runDisney 

Can anyone sign up for runDisney?

Yes, anyone can sign up for a runDisney race. The races are sold online and sell out quickly. You do not have to be staying at a Disney resort or anything else to gain access. runDisney race entry is sold to the general public. Some may be eligible to sign up earlier than others, granting them the best chance at the races they want.

What do you get when you run a runDisney race?

When you sign up for a runDisney race, you get some pretty neat stuff. When you arrive for race weekend, one thing you’ll need to plan for is a visit to the race expo. This is the location where your race goodies are handed out. This is also where you can shop for runDisney race weekend merchandise available for purchase.

runDisney provides a bib and safety pins

As with any race, when you pick up your packet you will get a bib with a number on it. This is what you wear during the race. It shows that you are a participant but also serves as a source of identification. You will want to to strategically wear your bib so that it’s always visible. Along the course there will be photographers and your race photos will be found using your bib number. If it’s blocked, you will miss out on your photos. Safety pins are provided to attach your bib to your shirt or costume.

races come with a runDisney shirt

Every participant gets a race shirt that has art specific to that event and race length. You tell Disney your size when signing up for the race. The shirt provided is usually a tech, or athletic, shirt. They are short sleeve shirts for most races but the marathon weekend shirts usually have long sleeves.

a bag or backpack

Usually all of your race goodies come in some kind of varying bag or backpack. When you pick up your packet, in the bag you may also find some papers like ads, coupons, a map of the course or other important information you need to know.

runDisney races have cute medals

Of course, when you finish your race, people will be there handing out medals. The runDisney medals are really fun and themed. You don’t see the medal design when you sign up for a race. Disney makes a whole thing of it and releases images of the race weekend medals as the event approaches.

Does everyone that runs the race get a runDisney medal?

There are enough medals for everyone who runs a runDisney race to get one. You don’t have to worry that they will run out. The medals are part of the draw for a lot of people. It’s a great souvenir. Some medals have interactive elements, many have glitter, some have characters on them. runDisney race medals are usually themed to the specific race weekend and distance in particular. The 5K medals are sometimes a little more playful than the long distances. The 10K, half marathon and marathon all have chunky, shiny medals.

Is there water at a runDisney race?

There are always cups of water on the runDisney race courses. It’s especially important to hydrate during the longer distances. Some runners do wear hydration devices, like backpacks with a sipper straw, but most take the cups of water provided on the course. For the longer distances, like half marathons and full marathons, there is usually a sports drink handed out at some drink stations as well.

Do people dress up for runDisney events?

Yes, many people dress up for runDisney races. For the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend especially, you will see a sea of pink, tulle and glitter on the race course. For other themed races, many participants dress up to match the characters featured at that event. You’ll find lots of good obscure Disney Parks references on the runDisney race course too. People like to have fun at these. 

As a best practice, you should always take your costume for a test run before the race. The most comfortable runDisney race costumes are built around tried and tested running gear. For example, many will wear a tutu over their favorite running shorts. 

What is the runDisney Goofy Challenge?

The Goofy challenge includes a multi-day series of runDisney events. Running the Goofy is great for those who have run a long distance race before and are looking for an increase in difficulty. 

In 2024, here is what the Goofy looks like:

Walt Disney World Half Marathon January 6, 2024

Walt Disney World Marathon January 7, 2024

What is the runDisney Dopey Challenge?

The Dopey is a similar multi-race challenge. It includes nearly all events of the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend.

In 2024, here is what the Dopey looks like, running all of the following events:

Walt Disney World 5K on January 4, 2024

Walt Disney World 10K on January 5, 2024

Walt Disney World Half Marathon January 6, 2024

Walt Disney World Marathon January 7, 2024

Can you do runDisney events without training?

Hydration and nutrition are always important with long distance runDisney events. The Goofy and Dopey bring it to a new level! You have to plan race meals for multiple days and be eating for recovery and energy as you finish one race and prepare for the next. The amount of training needed depends on the distance.

What is the runDisney Springtime Surprise? 

This is a race weekend at Disney World in Orlando that has a different theme every year. In 2024, there is a Neverland themed 5K, an Up themed 10K, an Hakuna Matata 10 miler and a Stitch themed challenge.

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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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