Registration Now Open for 2024 Disney World Marathon!

2024 Marathon

Registration opened today for Walt Disney World’s 2024 Marathon Weekend presented by runDisney!

The annual marathon at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida has a handful of different races over one January weekend. Runners dress to match the themes of each race or just as their favorite characters. Plus, there are character meet and greets along the route where runners can stop and get pictures if they like.

Runners Dressed Up



The marathon itself is 26.2 miles long and goes throughout all four Walt Disney World theme parks. Over 20,000 people register to run every year!

Each race has its own theme. The 5K (3.1 miles) race is Pluto and will be held on January 4 at 5 am. Chip and Dale are the 10K (6.2 miles) race mascots, set to start on January 5 at 5 am. Listed as “13.1-magical miles,” the half marathon is all about Donald Duck and Daisy and is scheduled for January 6 at 5 am. The marathon is the main event and is, of course, hosted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse on January 7 at 5 am!

Race Logos



If you want to go the *extra mile,* you can sign up for the challenge packages that go with the races. The Dopey Challenge will award you six medals for completing all the races (48.6 miles) over the weekend! If that’s a little too ambitious for you, try “Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge.” Complete the half marathon and the full marathon “at pace” and receive three medals for the 39.3 miles you ran over all four parks!

Dopey Costume


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Both the Dopey Challenge and the Goofy Challenge are for pros, but don’t fret, the event even has virtual options if you want to race at home and information for spectators if running isn’t your thing.

Whether you’re a runner or not, check out the runDisney page for more on the Walt Disney World marathon. Maybe you’re one of the runners who will “go the distance!” General registration is open now.

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!