What is a more exciting place to get your run on than the magical realm of Walt Disney World? If you’ve heard about runDisney and are curious about it or maybe you want to sign up, then you’ve clicked correctly.
Here is a guide featuring Everything to Know About runDisney Orlando including facts about registration, attending the expo, and what to expect the day of.
What Exactly is runDisney?
runDisney is not your everyday Disney experience. It’s a series of races that take place at Disney locations throughout the world. Depending on the particular event, participants may run 5K, 10K, half marathon, or full marathon distances.
Participants can either run or walk through the marathon which will take place within a Disney theme park. You can dress up Disney style or however you want.
And you can still experience Disney characters, live entertainment, photo ops, and more throughout the course. Once you’ve completed the course you receive a Disney-themed medal and colorful ribbon for completing the course.
Some of the bigger events take place at the Disney World Resort in Orlando. They include the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, Princess Half Marathon Weekend, and the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.
How Does runDisney Registration Go Down?
Registration day occurs roughly eight months before each scheduled event. As the spots sell out so quickly, you might even call this day “the race to the races.”
First and foremost, you’ll need to open an account on the runDisney website. Next, get your profile setup and payment information stored before registration day.
Be ready and signed in about 15 minutes before registration opens so you can enter the virtual queue. It’s a good idea to keep refreshing the page until you see the words “Register Now” in green. Registration is known to open ahead of time and the wait time can exceed an hour, so be prepared to wait.
What Does runDisney Cost?
Most events feature a 5K, 10K, and half marathon run. The Walt Disney World Marathon event that takes place in January features a full marathon. Each weekend also features a challenge event where you can run longer distance courses to win a special medal.
Though prices can change from season to season, below we give you a basic idea of what the prices should be for the 2023 – 24 season. Below is a short list and a basic rundown but you can go to the above link that find more information.
- 5K: Starting at $103 for 5 years and up
- 10K: Starting at $146 for 10 years and up
- Half Marathon: Starting at $234 for 14 years and up
- Marathon: Starting at $207 for 18 years or older
- Challenges: Between $389 – $479 for 18 years or older
What do I Get for the Cost of Registration?
The registration fee will include a race bib with your name, a finisher’s medal, and a race shirt. The fee also covers access to the Jeff Galloway training program and a downloadable Disney music playlist. After you race, you’ll receive water, Powerade, and a snack box.
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