Full Guide to 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Released

Shannen Ace

Full Guide to 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Released

With the 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend just a few weeks away, runDisney has shared a guide to the weekend via their digital expo webpage. The four-day weekend (January 11-14) will include three races and early morning yoga inside Disneyland Park. The digital expo includes special offers and important race weekend information. Here is some of the pertinent information.

Full Guide to 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Medal Reveal Teaser Featured Photo

Runners who complete certain races at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort qualify for the Coast to Coast Challenge medals.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

At the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, all participants need to pick up their race bibs. While there, runners can check out the official runDisney Merchandise Shop, see vendor exhibits, learn about upcoming runDisney events, and more.

At times, a virtual queue will be in place for the runDisney Merchandise Shop at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo. Learn More here.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Schedule: 

  • Location: Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall 
    • Thursday, January 11, 2024 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
    • Friday, January 12, 2024 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.  
    • Saturday, January 13, 2024 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Expo Map

2024 Disneyland half marathon weekend 2024 expo map lower level
2024 Disneyland half marathon weekend 2024 expo map upper level

Waivers & Check-In Pass

All weekend participants must complete a waiver form before arriving for each event you’re participating in. To make this more convenient, you can complete it digitally. A parent or legal guardian will need to sign a waiver for any participant under 18.

  1. To sign your digital participant waiver and save time at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, you’ll need to log in to your runDisney Account.
  2. Select “View & Sign Your Documents” in the important reminders section or select the race weekend from your registrations.
  3. Select “View Your Registration” and then select “Your Documents.” If you do not see your registration in your account, please refer to “What if my race registration does not appear on my account” in the FAQ’s.
  4. Once you have read the complete waiver, you will agree to sign the waiver electronically and then type your full name. Please note that your name must match the name used during the time of registration.
  5. Once you have signed your waiver, you will have the option to download or email yourself a copy.

Expo Check-In Pass

Your Expo Check-in Pass will be needed at the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo to pick up your race bib. Your Expo Check-in Pass will be available to you on January 9, 2024 on your runDisney Account. Bring a printed or digital copy of your Expo Check-In Pass for each event you are participating in and a valid photo I.D. to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to pick up your race bib.

Your Expo Check-In Pass will also be needed at the entrance of the Pixar Pals Parking Structure in order to receive discounted parking during the Expo. Please have your Check-In Pass ready to show to the parking attendant.

runDisney Reminders

All Participants must attend the Expo in the days prior to their race with a valid photo ID and their Waiver, and Check-In Pass to pick up their Race Bib.

Refer to the transportation information for each race and be sure to park or get dropped off at the appropriate location based on your race start location. Allow plenty of time to park, go through security check, and walk to race check-in.

Before participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional. It is your responsibility to immediately stop any activity or exercise if you feel discomfort or pain and seek medical assistance as appropriate.

Safety Reminders

All participants, Guests, costumes, and bags are subject to inspection and screening before entering the Expo and event staging areas. All participants must follow the instructions of runDisney officials.

Per the Safety Reminders in the Race Policies section on the runDisney website, for everyone’s safety, selfie sticks, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, backpacks, skates, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, and pets of any kind are prohibited from the course. Violators will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area.

Weapons of any kind or objects that appear to be actual weapons — including toy guns — are not allowed for any participants. Foam swords and all-plastic lightsabers may be permitted, but they may not exceed 36 inches in length.

Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course for participant safety.

Any children under the race age requirement will not be permitted in start groups, on course, or in athlete-only areas. Unregistered individuals will be denied entry into start groups. Only registered athletes are permitted in athlete-only areas.

Race Bib and Start Group Assignment

runDisney will be utilizing Start Groups to manage the flow of participants from the staging area to the start of the race. Your start group designation is a Capital Letter such as A, B, and C, and is located in the upper corner of your bib.

Each participant is assigned a race bib. Please wear the race bib centered on the front of your outermost garment. It is the responsibility of the athlete to wear his or her bib during the race, as well as to know the following:

In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm that your bib is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (do not fold, wrinkle or iron)
  • Pinned in all 4 corners
  • Not covered with shirts, jackets, winter wear, athlete belts, water bottles, etc.
  • If a participant is seen without their bib number while running on the course, they will be removed from the course for security and safety reasons.
  • The letter on your bib will determine your assigned start group. Start groups are assigned based on proof of time provided for the half marathon or your estimated finishing time. Start groups are based on anticipated pace per mile for the 5K and 10K.
  • No start group changes will be made at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo.
  • Emergency Medical Information can be filled out on the back of your bib.

Participants must enter through the staging area determined for each race to access the start groups and start the race. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Pacing Requirements

Participants must complete the race within the 16-minute-per-mile pacing requirement established by runDisney. Pacing requirements are inclusive of taking photos with Characters, restroom breaks, and food/water stops.

Pace cyclists will be on the course indicating when runners are behind pace by waving a red flag at each mile marker according to the official pace time. If you reach a mile marker with a red flag waving, please note you are behind the required 16-minute-per-mile pace and can be picked up at any time and transported to the course pick-up tent.

Medical

The Hoag Medical Team is here to help!

Medical support will be available on course during each race as well as at the finish line.

Medical personnel can be found in the finish chute and around the family reunion area.

Emergency Medical Information can be filled out on the back of your bib before starting your event.

Weather Warnings

2024 Disneyland half marathon weekend weather warnings

Disney PhotoPass – Race Photos

Disney PhotoPass Photographers will be on the course and at the finish line taking your photos during the race. Your runDisney Photos are available for purchase day-of with Disney PhotoPass+ One Day. If you are visiting the parks after the race, you may choose to purchase Disney Genie+ which includes unlimited Disney PhotoPass Photo downloads. Disney PhotoPass terms and conditions apply.

To link your photos, you will need to enter the 11-digit RaceID followed by your 5-digit bib number. If your bib number is less than 5 digits, please add zeros at the beginning of your bib number to complete the 16-digit code. See below for RaceIDs; replace the x’s with your bib number to complete the code:

runDisney Kids Races: 2024  LAND  KIDx  xxxx

Disneyland 5K: 2024  LAND  D5Kx  xxxx

Disneyland 10K: 2024  LAND  10Kx  xxxx

Disneyland Half Marathon: 2024  LAND  HLFx  xxxx

If you are attending Yoga, Disney PhotoPass Photographers will happily scan your Disneyland App, Magic Band+, or a Disney PhotoPass card to receive your photos. Your runDisney Photos are available for purchase day-of with Disney PhotoPass+ One Day. If you are visiting the parks after the race, you may choose to purchase Disney Genie+ which includes unlimited Disney PhotoPass Photo downloads. Disney PhotoPass terms and conditions apply — please see Disneyland.com/PhotoPass.

Post Race Information

Race Results

Results for the Disneyland 10K and Disneyland Half Marathon will be posted on runDisney.com/results on the evening of each race.

Finisher Certificates

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend participants can visit the results page on runDisney.com to download and print a Finisher Certificate and view race times. In your registrations, be sure to toggle “Only Upcoming Events” off to see your 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend registrations. Then, click “Finisher Details” to see your certificate. 

Disneyland Yoga

Enjoy the perfect start to your runDisney weekend with the unique opportunity to do yoga with a view of Sleeping Beauty before Disneyland Park opens.

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Location: Disneyland Park

Disneyland® Yoga Timeline:

  • 3 a.m. – parking structure and security check opens
  • 3:45 a.m. – check-in opens
  • 4:45 a.m. – check-in closes
  • 5 a.m. – yoga starts
  • 6 a.m. – yoga ends

Guests must bring a valid photo ID and completed Yoga Check-In Pass to check in. Check-in will be located at Ticket Booth #5.

Participants will receive a yoga mat, a carrying strap, and a bottle of water.

Must be 10 years or older to participate. Children under age 14 must be accompanied by a Guest age 14 or older to participate.

Disneyland 5K

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Race through a 3.1-mile adventure at The Happiest Place on Earth!

Friday, January 12, 2024
Race Start/Finish: Disneyland Park

Disneyland 5K Timeline:

  • 4 a.m. – staging area / corrals open
  • 5 a.m. – race starts
  • 5:15 a.m. – start line closes

Disneyland 10K

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Enjoy maximum fun on a magical 10K run! This 6.2-mile race has an abundance of dazzle and entertainment along the way — and is an ideal choice for runners looking to test their endurance.

Saturday, January 13, 2024
Race Start/Finish: Disney Way

Disneyland 10K Timeline:

  • 3:30 a.m. – staging area opens
  • 4 a.m. – corrals open
  • 5 a.m. – race starts
  • 5:25 a.m. – start line closes

Disneyland Half Marathon

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Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they host this 13.1-mile adventure through the Disneyland Resort and iconic Anaheim destinations. Be surprised along the way by delightful Character sightings and entertaining moments as you join inspired runners from around the world.

Sunday, January 14th
Race Start/Finish: Disney Way

Disneyland Half Marathon Timeline:

  • 3:30 a.m. – staging area opens
  • 4 a.m. – corrals open
  • 5 a.m. – race starts
  • 5:35 a.m. – start line closes

runDisney Kids Races

Embark on magical runs and adventurous challenges for even the youngest racers!

Saturday, January 13, 2024
Location: near Disney Way

runDisney Kids Races Timeline:

  • 9 a.m. – Activity Zone opens
  • 9:45 a.m. – 100-meter staging (1-3 years old)
  • 10 a.m. – 100-meter dash begins / 200-meter staging (4-6 years old)
  • 10:20 a.m. – 200-meter dash begins
  • 10:25 a.m. – 300-meter staging (7-9 years old) / Activity Zone closes
  • 10:40 a.m. – 300-meter dash begins / Diaper Dash staging
  • 11:10 a.m. – Diaper Dash begins
  • 11:30 a.m. Kids Races conclude

Read more about the start/finish locations for each race.

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  • Shannen Ace

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.