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2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend - All You Need To Know

The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend returns January 4 - 8, 2023, celebrating its 30th anniversary.


2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, and to celebrate, the 2023 event promises a weekend of 90’s retro vibes, iconic Characters and a glimpse into the runDisney of years of past.


The very first Walt Disney World Marathon took place in January 1994, and featured 5,588 runners. This was the first race that launched the Disney Endurance Series, which is now runDisney.



2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Races


Walt Disney World 5K


January 5, 2023

Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time

Ready, set, go! Race through a 3.1-mile adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth!


It’s an exhilarating way to kick-start a weekend brimming with Disney fun.


Walt Disney World 5K

Walt Disney World 10K


January 6, 2023

Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time

Enjoy maximum fun on a magical 10K run!


This 6.2-mile race has an abundance of dazzle and entertainment along the way, and is an ideal choice for runners seeking a good test of their endurance.


Walt Disney World 10K

Walt Disney World Half Marathon


January 7, 2023

Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time

Join Donald and Daisy Duck as your fine feathered friends host the 13.1-mile adventure through the Disney theme parks!


Be surprised along the way by delightful Character sightings and entertaining moments as you join inspired runners from around the world.


This race will be a blast from the parks’ past – hopefully you’ll be faster than dial-up internet!


Walt Disney World Half Marathon

Walt Disney World Marathon


January 8, 2023

Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time

Join Mickey, Minnie and friends for an extraordinary 26.2-mile race and encounter delightful surprises as you run the course with magical surprises as you travel through the 90’s and through each of the four theme parks!


It’s runDisney's longest distance event––and you’ll earn boasting rights as a Walt Disney World Marathon finisher!



Dopey Challenge

January 5 to 8, 2023

Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time

Complete all 4 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend races on pace and earn: 4 individual events medals

Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge medal

Dopey Challenge medal

That’s a grand total of 6 medals in one weekend!



Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge


January 7 and 8, 2023

Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time

Show your Goofy side over 2 racing days spanning 39.3 miles!

Get started with the Half Marathon on Saturday, followed by the Marathon on Sunday.


Complete both races on pace to earn your Half Marathon and Marathon finisher medals––plus, get the coveted Goofy medal! You’ll need to register for the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, which includes both races, in order to be eligible for the challenge medal.



Bib Pick-Up


Participants must attend the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at least one day prior to their first event to pick up their race bib.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | Noon - 6:00 PM

Friday, January 6, 2023| 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 7, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

You must have a valid ID in order to pick up your race bib (driver's license, passport, military ID or government-issued ID), and you may not pick up another adult participant's race bib.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

gEAR Bag Check

gEAR Bag Check is available for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.


A clear plastic bag will be issued to you at Packet Pick-Up to be used for gEAR Bag Check service. No other bag will be accepted.


At race completion, your number will be used to verify your bag when you pick it up.

Valuable items should not be checked.


The Event Staff is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items.



runDisney Health & Fitness Expo


Participants must attend the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at least one day prior to their first event to pick up their race bib and participant shirt.


Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | Noon - 7:00 PM

Friday, January 6, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 7, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Merchandise


Ready to show off your accomplishments?


Be sure to check out this year’s merchandise collection which showcases the race weekend artwork in a variety of logo performance apparel and “I Did It!” finisher products including shirts in multiple styles and jackets.


 2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Merchandise

Spectators


Support your favorite runDisney participant by tracking their progress throughout their entire adventure-filled weekend of fun and magic.


 2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Special offer just for runDisney runners!


Race week only! Just for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend participants and up to three Guests, enjoy a one-day ticket to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park for just $32.00 + tax!


Offer valid 1/3/23 through 1/10/23.

Tickets can be purchased at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Box Office or at Disney’s

Blizzard Beach Water Park Ticket Window using your official race bib. All parties

must be present at time of purchase.



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