runDisney events are hugely popular amongst the Disney community. Whether you are an avid runner who is striving for a personal best, or a new runner who is taking on a new challenge, runDisney events very much live up to their tagline – every mile is magic. Currently, there are four runDisney event weekends that take place from November through April each year:
- Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, in November
- Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, in January
- Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, in Ferbruary
- runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend, in April
Whilst the runDisney events currently only take place in the Walt Disney World Resort, this hasn’t always been the case. Until 2015, runDisney weekends took place in Disneyland, California as well as Walt Disney World. The final run weekend to take place in Anaheim was the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend in January 2015. Other race weekends had taken place at the Disney Park, including the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend and the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend.
But news just in is that runDisney will once again return to Disneyland. Earlier today, Josh D’Amaro hosted A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experience and Products at the D23 Expo, and confirmed that a new runDisney event is set to be available to Guests in 2024. Details for the event are not yet available to view, however D’Amaro suggested that registration will open in 2024 ahead of the event taking place in the same year.
As you prepare to once again run through Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Park, be sure to join the runDisney mailing list. You don’t want to miss out on the exciting announcements about the running events that will be taking place in Disney Parks over the coming years. In the meantime, keep running, and find the magic in every mile!