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Oh Boy! Donald & Daisy Lead The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Thousands of runners joined the party on Saturday morning at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Half Marathon


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

This year's Marathon Weekend is the 30th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, and to celebrate, the 2023 event has been a 90's fun fest of bright and bold retro costumes, amazing Disney Characters, and so many people having an awesome time!


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

This mornings race, the 30th Walt Disney World Marathon, kicked off at 5 am., and we will bring you coverage later today, but first we are taking a look back at yesterday's Half Marathon.


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Congratulations to all runners of the 2023 Walt Disney World Half Marathon presented by State Farm! This year the costumes have been amazing, everyone has been getting in the 90's groove!!


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

We can take a look at a few highlights from yesterday morning’s very colourful Half Marathon, thanks to runDisney.


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

This mornings 6.2-mile race had an abundance of dazzle and entertainment along the way, and some awesome character interactions.


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

The Half Marathon is an ideal choice for runners seeking a good test of their endurance while having fun at the same time, everyone yesterday was so happy, lots of smiling faces, and people having a great time.


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

There was so many amazing Characters cheering the runners on, including Mickey Mouse in his Birthday outfit, which we loved seeing, so cute.


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

It was great to see Max, who was on hand too for some awesome 90's vibe photo ops.


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Even Turk put in an appearance!


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

The 13.1-mile was an adventure through the Disney theme parks, and the weather was ideal.


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

The characters are a real highlight of the runDisney events, and we love how every race there is a a few surprise characters too.


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

We adored these runners and their costumes! How colourful are they!!


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

We loved the Lumier photo op!


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

How amazing is this 101 Dalmations photo op! Awesome costumes too, perfect.



Jafar seemed to be having fun... we think!


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Congratulations once again to all the runners, it was such a bright and fun morning!


The Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Congratulations also to runDisney for organising such an amazing event as always.




STILL TO COME THIS WEKEND!


Next up is the the big one is happening today.


The 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!


Walt Disney World Half Marathon

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.



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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