Get up-to-speed with some of the most unique marathons, half-marathons and 5Ks in Orlando, including the Run Nona 5K & Nemours Kids’ Run (pictured).


Orlando is one of the most remarkable marathon destinations in the U.S., boasting a wealth of unique races throughout our vibrant neighborhoods, attractions and world-class theme parks. In fact, Orlando will be the first city in Florida to host the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, arriving in downtown Orlando on Feb. 3, 2024.

Come cheer on some of the nation’s top athletes as they compete for a spot in the Olympic Games Paris 2024, then put your own skills to the test with top marathons, half-marathons, 10Ks and shorter races throughout Orlando’s neighborhoods and attractions. Explore it all with our guide to the best places to chase that runner’s high in The Theme Park Capital of the World.

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Marathons

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend (Jan. 3 – 7, 2024)

A signature runDisney® event, Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend features four different races, including a 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon. Channel your favorite characters for an unforgettable run through the various Walt Disney World theme parks, featuring fun character meet and greets, dance parties, and more animated fun along the way. Up the ante with supercharged multi-course races like the annual Dopey Challenge, which includes all four races, six individual event medals, and a grand total of 48.6 miles run across one unforgettable weekend.

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Celebration Town Center lakeside
Celebration, Florida

Town of Celebration Marathon & Half Marathon (Jan. 28, 2024)

Minutes from Walt Disney Word, the Town of Celebration Marathon and Half Marathon welcomes racers every January. Run along picturesque streets, boardwalk trails and lakeside paths, ending with post-race festivities in Celebration Town Center. Of course, this popular event offers more than just sublime views — the USA Track & Field-certified course is also a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.

Half Marathons

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Presented by CORKCICLE (Feb. 22 – 26, 2024)

The Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Presented by CORKCICLE features 5K, 10K and half-marathon race options throughout Walt Disney World. Complete all three races as part of the popular Disney Fairytale Challenge, and put a bow on a magical weekend with pre-dawn Disney Princess Yoga at Magic Kingdom® Park.

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Best Damn Race® Orlando (March 2, 2024)

Discover downtown Orlando via Best Damn Race® Orlando, an annual tradition that welcomes racers of all abilities. Choose from 5K, 10K and half marathon courses, all of which begin in Lake Eola Park and run through downtown’s gorgeous Thornton Park District. Head back to the lake for a post-race celebration that includes free food, beer, a goody bag and some of the most iconic views in downtown Orlando.

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Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Fall 2024)

Traditionally hosted in the fall to coincide with the EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival, the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend features a 5K, 10K, half marathon and a two-course challenge. Stay tuned for 2024 dates and additional details as they are announced.

OUC Orlando Half Marathon Presented by Land Rover Orlando & Track Shack Lake Eola 5k (Dec. 7, 2024)

The 47th OUC Half Marathon Presented by Land Rover Orlando & Track Shack Lake Eola 5K begins at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando and winds through adjacent neighborhoods including The Milk District, Thornton Park District and beyond. Enjoy live music as you run, followed by a downtown Orlando street party with local brews from Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company.

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10Ks, 5Ks & More

Kennedy Space Center photo taken by freelancer Daniel Kuykendall
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Space Race 3K Walk/Run (Jan. 19, 2024)

The annual Space Race 3K Walk/Run at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is out of this world! Run past iconic sights like the historic Rocket Garden, the full-sized booster stack at the entrance of Space Shuttle Atlantis® and the Mercury 7 mural on Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing®, then join the afterparty in the Rocket Garden. Category winners will receive their award from a veteran NASA astronaut.

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Orlando Magic 5K, 1-Mile & Kids Run Presented by AdventHealth (Feb. 4, 2024)

Celebrate the 35th season of the NBA’s Orlando Magic at the Orlando Magic 5K, 1 Mile and Kids' Run presented by AdventHealth and Track Shack. This inclusive, all ages race includes a stroll through downtown Orlando, live music and entertainment, and Orlando Magic Fan Fest post-race festivities at Lake Eola Park.

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AdventHealth Winter Park Road Race 10K and 2-Mile (March 23, 2024)

Race through scenic Park Avenue and the tree-lined streets of the City of Winter Park during the AdventHealth Winter Park Road Race. Choose from 10K and 2-Mile options or do both to complete the Distance Dare and earn three race medals. Kids can enjoy the free AdventHealth for Children Kids’ Run, and all are welcome to celebrate at the post-race party.

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runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend (April 18 – 21, 2024)

Embrace the adventure of runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend with themed events, challenges and thrilling extras during this fan-favorite event. Choose from the Neverland 5K, Adventure is Out There 10K or Hakuna Matata 10-Miler, or finish all three races to complete Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge and earn a bonus unity medal. Then, cool off at runDisney Springtime Surprise Splash, an after-hours celebration at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

Run Nona 5K & Nemours Kids’ Run (Spring 2024)

Dive into Orlando’s coolest 5K at the annual Run Nona 5K & Nemours Kids’ Run, hosted by Track Shack in Orlando’s tech-forward Lake Nona community. The most recent event featured ice-cold treats and live entertainment in Lake Nona Town Center followed by a foam after-party and more splashing activities. Stay tuned for 2024 dates and additional details as they are announced.

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4.9K CommUNITY Rainbow Run (June 8, 2024)

The annual 4.9K CommUNITY Rainbow Run honors the individuals affected by the Pulse nightclub tragedy. In addition to the main event, race day festivities typically include a kids’ run, live entertainment, and food and games at Wadeview Park. It’s one of many events honoring Pulse Remembrance and Pride Month in Orlando each year. Stay tuned for additional details as they are announced.

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