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  • On Jun 23, 2024
    Kari from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I would like to register for the half marathon at Disneyworld for 2026. How do I do this? Where? What website, link etc. specifically. It is a goal for my 50th birthday. Thank you?

    Welcome to planDisney, Kari! Celebrating turning 50 years old by running a marathon in Disney sounds fantastic! Let’s avoid stretching out a long-winded introduction and get you closer to the finish line, shall we?

    runDisney will be the main website you will want to become familiar with. This is where you can learn about the various events throughout the year, sign up for specific races, read about training programs and running tips, and eventually read the Digital Expo & Event Guide. Towards the bottom of the website, be sure to click on the box that says “Join Our Mailing List,” so you stay updated on when the races are announced and when registration will take place.

    Another good source of information will be the runDisney Blog. This will be a great source of information and often be the first place to announce the dates and themes of upcoming races. Looking through the blog, I believe the 2025 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend was announced in March of 2024, and registration was in early April, so I set a reminder on your phone or calendar to keep your eyes peeled for the 2026 Marathon Weekend announcement.

    I will say that these races sell out quickly! So, if your heart is set on signing up for the marathon, you should know the registration times and clear your schedule. I had good luck sitting by my computer the moment registration opened, but friends who were even a few minutes late weren’t so lucky. And that’s all I have to say about that...

    I hope this helps put you on the right course, Kari. Good luck with your marathon training, and happy early 50th birthday! If you want me to dig a little deeper, submit me another question!

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Meet the Panelist: Brent, Maryland

Welcome to planDisney! I'm Brent, a husband, father, coach, and dog dad from Annapolis, MD, with a mind on a permanent Disney vacation! I specialize in crafting unforgettable trips to the Walt Disney World Resort but when it's my turn to vacation, you can catch me indulging in the food options of EPCOT's World Showcase, ascending Disney Mountains, and lounging poolside at Stormalong Bay with a delicious treat from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop! Learn More About Brent

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