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Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Information & Maps

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend races are back! For January 2024, the weekend includes yoga, a 5k, a 10k, and a Half Marathon. You can also run the Dumbo Double Dare, which consists of the 10k and Half Marathon to earn a bonus challenge medal!

This is the first race to happen at Disneyland since 2017 and they brought it back into the Dr. MLK Jr. Weekend (a US Federal Holiday) January slot. In the past this weekend was the Tinker Bell Race Weekend and then the Star Wars Race Weekend (later specified to Light Side).

Based on the race descriptions it looks like Pluto and Goofy are the characters for the 5k, Donald and Daisy will be the 10k, and Mickey and Minnie will be the Half Marathon.

2025 Race Weekend Information

Dates: Jan 30-Feb 2, 2025

Where: Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA

Registration Dates:

  • Club runDisney: June 11, 2024 7am PT/10am ET
  • General Registration: June 18, 2024 7am PT/10am ET

Events:

  • Expo: Jan 30-Feb 1, Hours TBD: Thurs 10a-8p, Fri 12p-8p, Sat 10a-4p
  • Yoga: Thurs, Jan 30, 2025 | $108.99 | Disneyland Park | Time: 5:00am
  • 5k: Fri, Jan 31, 2025 | $108.99 | Disneyland Park | Time: 5:00am
  • 10k: Sat, Feb 1, 2025 | $148.99 | Disneyland Resort | Time: 5:00am
  • Half Marathon: Sun, Feb 2, 2025 | $234.99 | Disneyland Resort | Time: 5:00am
  • Dumbo Double Dare Challenge: Feb 1 & 2, 2025 | $389.00 | Disneyland Resort
  • Kid’s Races: Feb 1, 2025 | $35 | Disneyland Resort | Time: 9:00am

Important Links & Information:

2024 Race Weekend Information

  • Dates: Jan 11-14, 2024
  • Where: Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA
  • Events:
    • Expo: Jan 11-13, Hours: Thurs 10a-8p, Fri 12p-8p, Sat 10a-4p
    • Yoga: Thurs, Jan 11, 2024 | $108.99 – SOLD OUT | Disneyland Park | Time: 5:00am
    • 5k: Fri, Jan 12, 2024 | $108.99 – SOLD OUT | Disneyland Park | Time: 5:00am
    • 10k: Sat, Jan 13, 2024 | $148.99 – SOLD OUT | Disneyland Resort | Time: 5:00am
    • Half Marathon: Sun, Jan 14, 2024 | $234.99 – SOLD OUT | Disneyland Resort | Time: 5:00am
    • Dumbo Double Dare Challenge: Jan 13 & 14th, 2024 | $389.00 – SOLD OUT | Disneyland Resort
    • Kid’s Races: Jan 13, 2024 | $35 – SOLD OUT | Disneyland Resort | Time: 9:00am

Important Links & Information:

2024 Disneyland Expo map showing bib pick up

2024 Disneyland half marathon weekend expo vendor and merchandise map
runDisney 2024 Disneyland start line area map
runDisney 2024 Disneyland finish line area

RACE WEEKEND DESCRIPTION

Disneyland 5K

The Disneyland 5k (3.1 miles) occurs on the Friday morning of the race weekend and is an untimed, family race. The race starts on Main St and then runs through Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. It ends in Disney California Adventure. There are usually 4-6 characters along the course and at the finish you will get a medal, a water, a Powerade, a snack box, and a banana.

Disneyland 10K

The Disneyland 10k (6.2 miles) is run on the Saturday morning of the race weekend and is a timed race around around the Disneyland Resort. When the races returned, the start and finish line moved to Disney Way. The race runs through both Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Park. There are usually 6-8 characters on the course and at the finish you will get a medal, a water, a Powerade, a snack box, and a banana.

Disneyland HALF MARATHON

The Disneyland Half Marathon (13.1 miles/21.1 km) is run on Sunday morning of the race weekend. The start and finish line is on Disney Way as of the race return. The race runs around Disneyland and Disney California Adventure before running on the roads of Anaheim. At Disneyland races, there usually aren’t official Disney characters outside Disney property, but there are various fan groups, cheer squads, community groups, and bands to fill the rest of the course. At the finish runners get a medal, a water, a Powerade, a challenge medal (if applicable), a snack box, and a banana.

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Maps (2024 Maps Coming Soon)

Past Race Weekend Info and History

Year of First Race Weekend: September 15-17, 2006 | 5k: 9/16/06 ($25) | Half: 9/17/06 ($85) | Kid’s: 9/16/06 ($5)

Read about the inaugural race here: https://allears.net/disneyland/dlr-planning/disneyland-half-marathon-september-17-2006/ and https://www.themouseforless.com/blog_world/the-inaugural-disneyland-half-marathon-and-5k-family-fun-run/

While the inaugural race weekend ran in mid-September, it was moved to Labor Day weekend in 2007 and remained that weekend until 2017 when Disneyland stopped hosting races. RunDisney then announced the race’s return at the 2022 D23 Expo and was later revealed that it would take the Dr. MLK Jr. Weekend slot that was originally set aside for Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend and then Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend.

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