runDisney Releases Race Calendar for 2017-2018 Season

The new race calendar was recently released if you are looking to participate in one of the many runDisney events in 2017 and 2018.

Many of the early 2017 races are sold out, including the Walt Disney World Marathon and the Disney Princess Half Marathon, there are still a few late-2017 events that haven’t gone on sale yet.

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is the next event to go on sale, which will take place August 31 through September 3 at Disneyland. The races will go on sale on December 13.

The 2017 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend will take place November 2-5 at the Walt Disney World Resort goes on sale January 17, 2017 at 12 p.m. ET.

The Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland is November 9-12 and those races go on sale on January 31.

The 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend will take place January 3-7, 2018, and the races go on sale February 14, 2017. The 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon: The Light Side at Disneyland goes on sale March 14.

The Summer 2017 Virtual Running Series takes place in the summer of 2017 and races go on sale April 11. The 2018 Disney Princess Half Marathon is scheduled for February 22-25, 2018, and the races go on sale May 2.

The 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon: The Dark Side at Walt Disney World will go on sale on May 23. And finally, the 2017 Tinker Bell Half Marathon is May 10-13, 2018 at Disneyland and races go on sale June 27.

For more details on all the upcoming runDisney events visit

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.

Family That Turned Tragedy into Triumph Joins Thousands of Central Florida Runners at Fifth Anniversary Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Wine & Dine Half Marathon Medal

More than 18,000 runners from across the world, including more than 3,500 participants from Central Florida, are ready to toast the fifth anniversary of the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend on Nov. 8 at Walt Disney World Resort. Among the 18,000-plus runners on site for the event is the family of the late Stephanie Miller, who was registered to run the inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend in 2011 and earn her first runDisney medal before passing away at the age of 24. Instead, Stephanie’s family crossed the finish line for her and claimed the medal in her honor. Since then, in an effort to keep her memory alive, Stephanie’s family continues to run as many runDisney races as possible and collect medals in her name. In the process, and as an additional benefit, the family has become healthier and grown closer.

Representing all 50 states and 29 different countries around the world, participants in Saturday night’s half marathon will run through Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios before finishing at Epcot. Immediately following, runners can celebrate their success at the Finish Line Party during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, featuring more than 25 kiosks offering fine cuisine and wine.

Weekend Events Schedule:

Disney’s Health and Fitness ExpoNov. 7 – 8ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Disney Wine & DinePre-Race TasteNov. 7, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmDisney’s Hollywood Studios
Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5KNov. 8, 7 amDisney’s Animal Kingdom
runDisney Kids RacesNov. 8, 10 amESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Disney Wine & Dine Half MarathonNov. 8, 10 pmESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Finish Line PartyNov. 8, 10 pm – 4 amEpcot

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runDisney Reveals New Anniversary Medals

As runners start to plan their fall and winter race schedules, we thought it would be fun to provide some extra motivation and reveal a little “bling.” Disney Yellow Shoes Art Director David Brotherton has been busy designing two amazing finisher medals to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Wine and Dine Half Marathon and the 10th anniversary of the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge.

Wine & Dine Half Front       Wine & Dine Half Back

The Wine and Dine anniversary medal captures the essence of the race with color and design, and features a spinner at the heart of the medal. One side represents the tradition of past medals and is inspired by Spaceship Earth, while the other side showcases chef Mickey on the run. A fitting reward to those taking on the sold-out half marathon in November.

Goofy Front    Goofy Back

Registration for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna opens on April 22 and we are thinking this Goofy Challenge anniversary medal might be just enough to get some people thinking a little, well, Goofy. After all, running a half marathon on Saturday and a marathon on Sunday puts you in a unique category. Looking at the medal there is no doubt we are celebrating the 10th anniversary. Featuring traditional Goofy colors, this medal also has a spinner in the middle. One side celebrates the accomplishment of the half marathon, and when you spin it, Goofy turns upside down and lets you know you added on another 26.2 miles, a grand total of 39.3 miles over two days. Goofy.


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