runDisney news October 15-22, 2017

Well, my friends, after weeks of speculation, we’ve finally heard from runDisney on the status of the Disneyland races. As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, all runDisney Disneyland races have been canceled beginning 2018 due to the rigorous construction schedule for Star Wars and other significant updates to the California parks. With construction lasting an anticipated 2-3 years, will this mean the races will come back? Or is this truly the end? In the meantime, here’s the latest on the current runDisney race schedule 2017-2018:

Here’s the week of October 15 – October 22, 2017:

Just a couple weeks until the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFIT! Your digital event guide, Disney Two Course Challenge corral assignments, Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon corral assignments, and race waiver are now available. Be sure to print out your race waiver ahead of time and bring it with you to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

Photo Credit: (c) Disney

The Half Marathon is still available. Kids Races are officially sold out. For tips on how to have the best Wine & Dine race weekend, check out my latest post! 

For corral placement, proof of time must have been submitted before August 1.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon still available
November 2 – 5, 2017

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

The Disneyland Super Heroes Half MarathonWeekend is the only remaining Disneyland race weekend on the 2017-2018 schedule. 🙁 Make it count, runDisney friends! The Half Marathon and Infinity Gauntlet Challenge are still available!

Your digital event guide is now available on the runDisney website. Corral placement for the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge, Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon, and race waivers are also available. Be sure to print out your race waiver ahead of time! And don’t forget- all races will begin at 5:00AM.

For corral placement, proof of time must have been submitted before August 1.

Infinity Gauntlet Challenge, Half Marathon still available
November 9 – 12, 2017

11 weeks ’till the 25th AnniversaryWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend! 

Credit: Disney Parks Blog

WDW Marathon and Kid’s Dashes are the only races still available. For corral placement, proof of time was due October 3.

Marathon, and Kids Races (Dashes Only) still available
January 3 – 7, 2018

We’re waiting for a medal reveal for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend! Check out my post on this year’s potential Disney Princess Half Marathon Race theme, “Dream Big, Princess”.

For corral placement, proof of time must be submitted before November 14.

Race medal designs, TBD. All races on the runDisney website are sold out!*

All events sold out!*
February 22  – 25, 2018

We’re also awaiting a medal reveal for Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side. Perhaps some frustrated Light Side runners will register for this race! The First Order Challenge, Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Races are still available.

Race medal designs, TBD. For corral placement, proof of time must be submitted before January 16.

First Order Challenge, Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Races still available
April 19 – 22, 2018

Stay tuned for next year’s runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series and theme!

June 1 – August 31, 2018

Disneyland Paris – Val D’Europe – Half Marathon Weekend

Credit: runDisney France

Great news: The Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend will be back next year! Check the runDisney France website to begin planning your dream Parisian race weekend.

Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Bibbidi-Bobbidi Boo Challenge
September 21 – 23, 2018



Our coast to coast dreams are dashed beyond 2018! I’m very sad. I do hope they bring these races back bigger and better than ever. The Kessel Run (When you participate in The Light Side Half Marathon Weekend and The Dark Side Half Marathon in the same year!) would have been amazing.


Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s recap on Monday. As always, #willrunfordisney !

*Please note: if you really want to participate in a race and it is no longer available on runDisney, check your local travel agent as runDisney provides entries to them in an effort to boost their businesses. Bibs will have to come with a ticket and lodging package. You may also consider running the race on behalf of a charity. All charity runners are expected to fundraise. Check the charity listing on each race for more information.

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