New runDisney Costume & Safety Guidelines


These changes go into effect Jan. 6, 2016, and are being implemented to further protect our Guests and Cast Members.


Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests. All participants and their Guests may dress as their favorite character, but must follow these guidelines as determined solely by Disney.

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • For runDisney participants ages 13 and under:
    • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
  • For runDisney participants ages 14 and older:
    • Layered costumes, that could conceal prohibited items, are not permitted (e.g. Jedi robes).
    • Costume props, including those that surround the entire body (e.g. Death Star, UP House) are not permitted.
    • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
    • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
    • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
    • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
    • Guests may not wear masks of any kind.

Please note that while costumed attire may be worn during runDisney events, Guests 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumed attire in the theme parks. As a result, Guests may need to change their attire prior to visiting the parks after participating in a runDisney race.

Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, a race or any race related event/activity unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

Safety Reminders

  • All runners, Guests, costumes, and bags are subject to screening prior to entering the event staging areas.
  • Weapons of any kind, or objects that appear to be actual weapons, including toy guns, are not allowed for any participants.
    • See Costume guidelines for examples of acceptable toy accessories.
  • For everyone’s safety, selfie sticks, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, skates, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks, and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. Violators will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area.
  • Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure runner safety.
  • runDisney can offer human guides to assist registered participants with disabilities. Please contact, no later than 90 days in advance of the event.

City of Anaheim Announces Road Closures for Star Wars Half Marathon


The City of Anaheim is alerting its residents of temporary road closures the weekend of Jan. 16-18. Thousands of guests will converge upon Anaheim from nearby cities, other states and countries – and perhaps even from a galaxy far, far away – for the first annual Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend, hosted by runDisney.

Please note the following temporary road closure schedule.* Commuters are encouraged to plan accordingly.


  • Disneyland Dr. (1:00 – 7:30 a.m.) closed between Katella Ave. and Ball Rd.
  • Magic Way (3:00 – 8:00 a.m.) closed between Hotel and Walnut St.


  • Disneyland Dr. (12:01 – 8:00 a.m.) closed between Katella Ave. and Ball Rd.
  • Magic Way (3:00 – 8:00 a.m.) between Disneyland Dr. and Walnut St.
  • Harbor Blvd (5:00 – 6:30 a.m.) closed southbound between Disney Way and Ball Rd. Northbound lanes open.
  • Ball Rd. (5:00 – 6:30 a.m.) closed eastbound between Harbor Blvd. and Disneyland Dr. Westbound lanes open.


  • Disneyland Dr. (12:01 – 8:00 a.m.) closed between Paradise Pier Hotel and Magic Way.
  • Disneyland Dr. (12:01 – 10:00 a.m.) closed between Katella Ave. and Magic Way.
  • Disneyland Dr. (3:00 – 8:00 a.m.) closed between Magic Way and Ball Rd.
  • Magic Way (3:00 – 10:00 a.m.) closed between Walnut St. and Disneyland Dr.
  • Ball Rd (5:00 – 8:00 a.m.) closed eastbound between Cast Pl. and Disneyland Dr. Westbound lanes open.
  • Katella Ave. (5:30 – 10:00 a.m.) closed westbound between Disneyland Dr. and Harbor Blvd. Eastbound lanes open.
  • Harbor Blvd. (5:00 – 8:30 a.m.) closed southbound between Katella and Disney Way. Northbound lanes open.
  • Harbor Blvd. (5:30 – 9:45 a.m.) restricted access between Katella Ave. and Chapman Ave.
  • Chapman Ave. (5:30 – 9:40 a.m.) closed eastbound between Harbor Blvd. and Euclid Ave. Westbound lanes open.
  • Euclid St. (5:00 – 9:00 a.m.) closed northbound between Chapman Ave. and Lampson. Southbound lanes open.
  • Main St. (5:00 – 9:00 a.m.) closed between Lampson and Garden Grove Blvd.
  • Acacia Pkwy. (5:15 – 9:00 a.m.) closed between Grove Ave. and Pine St.
  • Stanford Ave. (5:00 – 8:45 a.m.) closed eastbound between 9th St. and Pine St. Westbound lanes open.
  • 9th St. (5:15 – 8:45 a.m.) closed between Stanford Ave. and Garden Grove Blvd.
  • Garden Grove Blvd. (5:15 – 8:45 a.m.) closed westbound between 9th St. and Harbor Blvd. Eastbound lanes open.
  • Harbor Blvd. (4:30 – 8:30 a.m.) closed southbound between Garden Grove Blvd. and Lampson Ave. Northbound lanes open.
  • Harbor Blvd. (5:00 – 8:30 a.m.) closed southbound between Lampson Ave. and Chapman Ave. Northbound lanes open.

The Star Wars Half Marathon race route charts a different course from runDisney’s three additional half-marathon weekends in Anaheim: The Tinker Bell Half Marathon (May 7-10), Disneyland Half Marathon (Sept. 4-6) and the Avengers Half Marathon (Nov. 12-15). The Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend also includes a health and fitness expo open to the public, featuring merchandise products, apparel and guest speakers at the Disneyland Hotel.

For more information please visit

For more information on the City of Anaheim please visit

*Times are Pacific Standard Times and approximations.  Information is subject to change without notice.

The preceding article was released by the City of Anaheim.

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