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Upcoming runDisney Event and Registration Dates

If you aren’t familiar with runDisney races, they are family-friendly running events that are held at the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts. Ranging from 5K to marathons and even kids runs, the races are a creative way to bring new runners to the sport by utilizing the popularity of Disney Parks. It’s a perfect match! So perfect, in fact, that runDisney has become one of the largest race organizers in the United States – both in terms of the number of races and runners. Each year more than 200,000 runners participate in a runDisney event!

Below is a listing of the upcoming runDisney events. Planning for registration is just as important as planning for the event itself; the 2014 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend sold out in just over 12 hours while the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon and the Star Wars™ Half Marathon each sold out in about two hours!

Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend
Aug. 31 – Sep. 3, 2017 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration sold out

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 2-5, 2017 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Disney Two Course Challenge and Kids Races

Super Heros Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 9-12, 2017 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Infinity Gauntlet Challenge, Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon, Super Heroes 10K and 5K

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 3-7, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, Walt Disney World Marathon, and Kids Races

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Light Side Weekend
Jan. 11-14, 2018 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration currently delayed – release date TBD

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 22-25, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration sold out

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Dark Side Weekend
Apr. 19-22, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Dark Side Challenge, Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side, Star Wars 5K, and Kids Races

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend
May 10-13, 2018 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration scheduled to open: Jun. 27, 2017 at Noon ET

Contact your Magic Maker® for additional information!

runDisney Event Registration Tips

Every runner is aware of the preparation needed to compete in a race. You can’t just lace up your shoes and go run a marathon! You have months worth of preparation to make sure you are conditioned both mentally and physically and have everything you need to compete.

With runDisney races, that preparation starts with registering for your event. Because these events are so incredibly popular, it’s not uncommon for some races to sell out within hours of registration opening! Your window of opportunity to register for these events can be small, so we have a few tips for you to make it as pain-free as possible.

  • View our listing of upcoming runDisney events and note the registration date and time for the race you are interested in.
  • Because registration requires an active.com account, we suggest you visit the site before registration opens and create one if needed.
  • Because the registration process asks some personal details, it’s easiest for you to fill out the form for yourself. Even if you are participating as a group, it’s best (and quickest) for each of you to register on your own.
  • On registration day, keep an eye on runDisney’s twitter account (@runDisney) for the registration link to be posted as soon as registration opens. This will be your quickest way to access the registration form.
  • If you’re lucky enough to make it right into the queue, you only have 15 minutes to complete your registration before your spot is given up to another person. If you receive an “on hold” message, the queue is full but continue to check back as spots may still open up.

After you receive your registration confirmation, then you can focus on your race preparations and let our expert Magic Makers® handle all the rest of your planning!

Everyone’s a Winner at runDisney Events

Yesterday our Magic Maker® Joe DeFazio shared with us his experience participating in the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon. Participants in all of the runDisney events share common sentiments and continue to make the races an annual event.

At a runDisney event, there are only winners. Watch this video of the last place finishers at the 2011 Disneyland® Tinkerbell Half Marathon and see for yourself.

Ready to participate in a runDisney event? Contact your Magic Maker to check on availability for these upcoming events:

  • May 5, 2012 – Expedition Everest Challenge
  • Aug 31 – Sep 2, 2012 – Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend
  • Sept 28 – 29, 2012 – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler Weekend
  • Nov 9 – 10, 2012 – Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
  • Jan 10 – 13, 2013 – Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA
  • Jan 18 – 20, 2013 – Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – Disneyland® Resort

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