Get up-to-speed with some of the most unique ultramarathons, marathons and half-marathons in Orlando.
Updated April 7, 2021
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, all of which are prioritizing participant safety. To that end, many of Orlando's traditional race events did not occur in 2020 or 2021 or offered virtual editions only, but they are expected to return as on-location events by 2022 — including these standouts!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions for their current status.
Ultramarathons in Orlando
Hosted by Seminole County Triathletes (SCT), this half-day event is not for beginners!
SCT Dawn to Dusk 12-Hour Team Challenge (February)
This race consists of a 1-mile loop at a predetermined location in Seminole County, 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.
Marathons in Orlando
Go the distance with these full marathons (26.2 miles) in Orlando!
Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (January)
runDisney’s signature event, the Walt Disney World Marathon traditionally runs through all four of Walt Disney World® Resort’s theme parks, plus the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The race weekend also features a half-marathon, 10K and 5K.
Town of Celebration Marathon (January)
This 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.
Half-Marathons in Orlando
Not quite ready to run a full marathon yet? Don't worry, Orlando also hosts numerous half-marathons, plus 10Ks, 5Ks and more. Check our Events Calendar to see what's running during your next visit!
Orlando Xtreme Half-Marathon (February)
Also featuring a 5K, this 13.1-mile race starts in the Lake Apopka Restoration Area in Astatula, about 40 minutes from downtown Orlando.
Disney’s Princess Half-Marathon (February)
Star Wars Rival Run Weekend (April)
Feel the power of the Force in this Star Wars-themed race. 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.
Best Damn Race Orlando (September)
Race into fall with Orlando’s edition of this regional marathon, as well as a 10K and 5K. All three start in Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.
Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon Weekend (November)
This race goes through Walt Disney World. It’s preceded by a 5K and 10K.
OUC Orlando Half-Marathon (December)
This race and its 10K and 5K options run through downtown Orlando, finishing with a post-race party at Lake Eola Park.
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