Get up-to-speed with some of the most unique ultramarathons, marathons and half-marathons in Orlando.
Have you conquered the Walt Disney World® Marathon yet? Providing a unique way to chase the ultimate runner’s high every January, the iconic race is one of several high-profile marathons, ultramarathons and half-marathons hosted by Orlando and surrounding cities each year — including these 10 standouts!
Ultramarathons in Orlando
Seminole County Triathletes (SCT) Dawn to Dusk 12-Hour Team Challenge
This race consists of a 1-mile loop in Fort Mellon Park in Sanford, about 35 minutes north of downtown Orlando. Participants have the option of racing solo for the entire, 12-hour duration, or as a team with up to six members. It takes place in February.
Marathons in Orlando
Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
runDisney’s signature event, the Walt Disney World Marathon runs through all four of Walt Disney World® Resort’s theme parks, plus the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Held in January, the race weekend also features a half-marathon, 10K and 5K.
Town of Celebration Marathon
This January race, which also has half-marathon and 5K options, runs through Celebration, a master-planned community dreamed up by Walt Disney and just 15 minutes from Walt Disney World. It’s scheduled for January.
Masters of All Terrain: Lake Apopka North Shore
Scheduled for July, this off-road race’s starting point is the Lake Apopka Restoration Area, about 40 minutes northwest of downtown Orlando. Half-marathon and 5-mile options are also available.
Half-Marathons in Orlando
Orlando Xtreme Half-Marathon
Also featuring a 5K, this 13.1-mile race is held in February. It starts in the Lake Apopka Restoration Area in Astatula, about 40 minutes from downtown Orlando.
Disney’s Princess Half-Marathon
Best Damn Race Orlando
Race into spring with Orlando’s edition of this regional marathon, as well as a 10K and 5K, in March. All three start in Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.
Star Wars Rival Run Weekend
Feel the power of the Force in this Star Wars-themed race in April. A 10K, 5K and kids’ races are also offered, with all three courses going through Walt Disney World, plus a virtual half-marathon that you run at home.
Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon Weekend
Taking place in November, this race goes through Walt Disney World. It’s preceded by a 5K and 10K.
OUC Orlando Half-Marathon
Also featuring half-marathon and 5K options, this race is held in December. All three races run through downtown Orlando, finishing with a post-race party at Lake Eola Park.
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