2018 runDisney Registration Changes Announced | My No-Guilt Life | My No-Guilt Life

2018 runDisney Registration Changes Announced

runDisney registration just got a lot more streamlined! A new process for the 2018-2019 runDisney race season has been announced for runDisney at Walt Disney World. Here are the Annual Passholder registration dates and general public registration details you need to know.


Running a Disney race but not sure how to register? Here are all the tips you need to win that first race: runDisney registration. All the races follow this basic registration process: Princess Half, Tink Half, Walt Disney World Marathon, Star Wars, Wine and Dine, Avengers, and Disneyland Half weekends.


Change is good and with runDisney it is inevitable. That’s a good thing. Usually. Ha!

While they are still popular destination races, it feels like the race to register for runDisney has slowed down to a leisurely pace. Some races will still sell quickly (looking at you, 10K distances!) but most are open for hours if not days, weeks and months after registration.


No need to panic any longer. There are plenty of magical miles to go around!

Though I’m partial to mile 26 of the marathon myself.


NOT a smoothie! HA!

NOT a smoothie! HA!


RunDisney Registration Announcement


From the runDisney Blog comes this news

UPDATE REGARDING REGISTRATION DATES. We have been working to create a more streamlined race registration experience for runDisney participants. As a result, soon Guests will register for races using their Disney account, creating a more seamless Disney experience. In addition, Guests will be able to register multiple participants at a time, extra payment options including gift cards will be available and more.

I love the idea of paying with Disney gift cards- so that’s an exciting addition to the runDisney registration process. Thanks to the runDisney blog for dropping this info.



2018 runDisney Registration details and information. Here's what you need to know about the running races at Disney World! Princess Half, Marathon weekend, Wine and Dine and Star Wars races are going on sale soon. #rundisney #waltdisneyworld #princesshalfmaration #marathon #halfmarathon #10K #5K #running #run #racecation


2018 runDisney Registration Dates

As a reminder, all races still are scheduled for this season as planned, and the revised registration dates for the 2018-2019 Walt Disney World race event weekends are below:


RunDisney registration dates for 2018


2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFIT (Nov. 1-4, 2018)

Participants registered for the 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend soon will receive an email with instructions on how to link their current 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend race registration to their Disney account and runDisney profile.


2018 Virtual Running Shorts (Summer 2018)

June 29, 2018 – Registration for the Virtual Running Shorts Series ends
June 28, 2018 – July 5K & August 5K virtual races on sale

And this year the theme is the Incredbiles! Get your Incredible Virtual Race registrations now.


2018 rundisney virtual race medals featuring the Incredibles!

2019 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna (Jan. 9-13, 2019)

July 17, 2018 – Pre-sale for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members and Golden Oak residents
July 19, 2018 – General on-sale date


2019 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (Feb. 21-24, 2019)

Aug 2, 2018 – Pre-sale for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members and Golden Oak residents
Aug 7, 2018 – General on-sale date


Running the Princess Half Marathon? Bibs are available now through Magical Miles Travel. You know you want to dress up in a costume, a tutu or a tiara and run this race at Walt Disney World. Here's all the details you need to know to make it happen. It's not pretty; but it's pretty dang fun! RunDisney | Tips | Registration


2019 Star Wars™ Virtual Half Marathon (Jan. 3 – March 31, 2019)

August 23, 2018 – Pre-sale for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members and Golden Oak residents
August 28, 2018 – General on-sale date

Here are all the details you need for the virtual Star Wars races!


Kessel Run Challenge race medals runDisney star wars races

Thanks, Tracy Lee! (IG: @TBluvs2rD)


2019 Star Wars™ Rival Run Weekend presented by OtterBox (April 4-7, 2019)

August 23, 2018 – Pre-sale for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members and Golden Oak residents
August 28, 2018 – General on-sale date


Tips for runDisney Registration

  • Bibs go on sale at noon ET. Sometimes a little bit before then, so be prepared with your information. Make sure you’re logged into your Disney account when you click on the registration link. Take the time now to fill out your Disney profile with address and contact info so it’ll autofill.
  • Social media is your friend. If you are not in a runDisney group on Facebook, be sure to follow runDisney on Twitter. The links to register tend to show up in the groups first, so you might want to find a good one to join!
  • “Hold” doesn’t mean sold out! It just means you need to keep refreshing. Often races will open back up once the queue clears out.
  • Don’t enter your proof of time; you can go back and add it after you register by editing your info on active.com. (thanks for the extra tips, Juliana!)
  • If you are shut out of a race, you have options! Charities and travel providers (ahem- ME!) might still have bibs available. Be sure to reach out to us and let us know what you need. We are thrilled to help you runDisney.


Are you ready for your next race?

Note to AP and DVC members: there are a very small amount of bibs released for early registration, so don’t sweat it if you can’t get one. There will be plenty on public registration day. 


Book Your 2018 runDisney Race Package Today

And if you want to skip all this? Here are 5 reasons to book with a runDisney Travel Agent like me

Because of the registration date changes, we have received permission to continue to sell our race registration packages with Park and Preston Travel. Click the links below to reserve your package today. Sit back, relax, and just focus on the training. Leave the registration stress to us!


***Please note: deadlines or  book with Park and Preston are as follows***

Walt Disney World Marathon ‪Friday, July 6th‬
Disney Princess Half Marathon ‪Friday, July 27th‬
Star Wars Rival Run/Virtual HM ‪Friday, August 17th‬


2019 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

2019 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

2019 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend


park and preston in front of the castle at Disney World


Good luck, runDisney runners.


  • DIStherapy says:

    I have to be honest, registering with charities (AND travel agents) is increasingly appealing!!!
    DIStherapy recently posted…Get Your Mickey On With Magical Run Concierge | rundisney Running Shorts SeriesMy Profile

  • Liza Lewis says:

    I only do travel agents now for the races – too much stress and time otherwise. Thanks for a great Princess weekend, Patty!

  • Hayley says:

    Bibs are TRANSFERABLE through the travel agency?! You just have to find someone to transfer to that will be subject to the same ticket and resort requirements? Are you able to cancel your hotel? (up to some given date of course) this could be just the thing for my autoimmune flare up prone self. Please tell me I understood correctly. Thanks for passing on the rundisney update.

    • Patty says:

      Yes! Through the runDisney contracted registrations you can transfer a bib if needed. Travel Agents can also sell standard runDisney packages that do not offer bib transfers, so be sure you know which product you are purchasing. And yes the person you find would also have to purchase the resort and tickets, but they don’t have to be your exact dates or package. You can cancel the hotel up to 30 days out. Hope this helps!

Speak Your Mind

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Patty Holliday

Patty is a 40-ish mother of four living in Virginia. A bit geeky, sometimes sarcastic, lover of a candid confession. She's trying to love running, she swears. But much like her marathon, it’s taking a very long time. Ahem. She's searching for the perfect way to balance family, work, travel, and fitness. Perfect defined as high on fun, low on guilt.

TMOM Travel Writer

Copyright 2018, My No-Guilt Life | by Patty Holliday | Privacy Policy