If you are interested in running and theme parks, this is the place for you. Below is a run-down or all races from RunDisney to Cedar Fair and everything in-between. Be sure to check out the updates below, we try to update this a few times a year.
Be sure to check out our original runDisney article to see some of our thoughts on the race series. Reviews of individual races are also listed below.
The information below is current as of January 5, 2018
Disney Races are listed in date order, starting in January. We'll update these dates as they become available.
If you have a Disneyland or Walt Disney World Annual Pass, are a member of DVC or go through a variety of Travel Partners you can get early registration. Go to the RunDisney Home Page to learn more.
RunDisney has made some enhancements to their races, you can read all about them here. Be sure to check out the highlights below:
Note: ALL RunDisney races on the West Coast have been cancelled until further notice, reportedly due to Star Wars Land construction. You can read more of our thoughts on this here.
Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon
Registration Now Open
*In order to participate in the runDisney Kessel Run Challenge, runners must be registered for either the Star Wars First Order Challenge OR Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon PLUS the runDisney Kessel Run Challenge. The Star Wars First Order Challenge and Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon are subject to a separate registration fee, eligibility requirements and capacity limits.
Virtual Running Shorts Series
Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (Walt Disney World)
January 9-13, 2019
2019 Registration Not Open
2019 Registration Fee
Tip: The Dopey Challenge, Half Marathon, 5k and 10k sell out VERY soon so be sure to register as soon as it opens.
Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Light Side (Disneyland)
Star Wars Half Marathon Updates:
2015 Star Wars Half Marathon
Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Walt Disney World)
February 22-25, 2018
2018 Races SOLD OUT
Princess Half Marathon Updates:
2014 Princess Half Marathon
2016 Princess Half Marathon
Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend: The Dark Side (Walt Disney World)
April 19-22, 2018
Registration Now Open
Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side Updates:
2016 Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side
2017 Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side
Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend (Disneyland)
Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend (Disneyland)
Disneyland Half Marathon Reviews:
2014 Disneyland Half Marathon
2015 Disneyland Half Marathon
2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Part One
2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Part Two
2017 Disneyland Half Marathon
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Walt Disney World)
November 1-4, 2018
2018 Registration begins on March 13 (Noon Eastern)
Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend (Disneyland)
Super Heroes Half Marathon Reviews:
2014 Avengers Super Hero Half Marathon
2016 Super Heroes Half Marathon
Other Theme Park Races
So what if you don't live near a Disney park or a runDisney race is out of your budget or you just refuse to pay that much? Never fear, because other theme parks have actually caught on and are now offering races of their own.
The Coaster Run
We have unfortunately received word that The Coaster Run has been Cancelled for 2018
The Coaster Run Updates:
2014 Knott's Coaster Run
2015 Knott's Coaster Run
Run for the Fund 5k (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay)
No 2018 date announced
Pole to Pole 5k (Sea World San Diego)
No 2018 Date announced
Cedar Fair "Run and Ride" Race Series
Various Dates (See below)
Registration now open
Below is the schedule for the Run and Ride series at Cedar Fair parks. These are the only dates so far for 2018 be we are sure more races will be added in the near future.
Dream Big 5k at Sea World Orlando
No 2018 date announced yet
Dream Big 5k Updates:
2014 Dream Big 5k
Brick Dash 5k - Legoland Florida
If there are any races missing from this list or you are hosting a theme park race you'd like us to feature please send us an email or comment below