Q. Are there any age restrictions for the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend races?
A. Participants for the Marathon, Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, and Dopey Challenge must be 18 years or older. Participants for the Half Marathon must be 14 years or older. Participants for the 10K must be 10 years or older. Participants for the 5K must be 5 years or older and must be able to complete the 5K on their own. Children aged 4-13 can participate in the One Mile Run. The Kids Dashes include varying distances for ages 8 and younger.
Q. Is there a pacing requirement for the races?
A. There is a 16 minute per mile pace for the Walt Disney World® Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. There is no pacing requirement for runDisney Kids Races. It is suggested that participants train for a 15 minute per mile pace to allow time for restroom breaks, photo opportunities, and other diversions on the course.
Q. What happens if I can’t keep up with the pacing requirement?
A. Anyone unable to maintain the pace may be picked up and transported to the Family Reunion Area at any point along the course.
Q. Are the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend events walker-friendly?
A. Yes, walkers are welcome in runDisney events. Just be sure to maintain the minimum pacing requirement of 16 minutes per mile.
Q. Are participants allowed to wear a costume?
A. Costumes are permitted and encouraged at runDisney events! However, Disney’s costume guidelines must be adhered to. Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent. Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another guest. Costumes may not contain any toy weapons which resemble or could easily be mistake for an actual weapon. Masks cannot be worn and capes may only be worn if the length does not go below the waist. Guests who dress like characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other guests. Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other guests.
Q. Can I use headphones while racing?
A. Headphones can be worn but are discouraged due to audio messages that may be played throughout the course to ensure the safety of all runners.
Q. If my friend or family member is assigned to a different corral, can we change corrals?
A. Corral placement is based on each individual’s anticipated finishing time or submitted proof of time. The person placed in the faster corral is allowed to move back to a slower corral, but no one is allowed to move forward.
Q. Am I allowed to participate with a service animal?
A. No animals are permitted on the course. runDisney can offer human guides to assist registered participants with disabilities. Please contact us for more details.
Q. Are there any other restrictions I should be aware of?
A. For everyone’s safety, items including baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, skates, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and selfie sticks are prohibited from the course.