Disneyland Half Marathon

Sunday, September 3, 2017 • Anaheim, CA • Course Map

Exciting, challenging and filled with the kinds of sights and sounds every nine-year-old (and 39-year-old) could love, especially if you love a great them park, the Disneyland Half Marathon makes its annual running on Labor Day weekend each year, bringing more than 15,000 runners out to the streets of the park and surrounding Anaheim.

Fast and featuring just a few hills throughout its 13.1 miles, the race takes runners through both Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park, as well as through the baseball field at nearby Angel Stadium, the home of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The out-and-back course for the race starts on the park’s western edge, near the Lilo Parking Lot in what is known as the park’s “Downtown Disney” district.

From there, runners follow the streets around the western and southern edges of the park and then head inside, running north through Sunshine Plaza and past attractions like the Grizzly River Run, Space Mountain and the Matterhorn Bobsled area.

After a quick run through Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, the course next takes runners outside the park, out onto Disneyland Drive.

The next stretch of the race begins a long, gradual uphill between the mile 3 and mile 6 markers, as the race route runs along Anaheim Boulevard, Lewis Street, Ball Road and State College Boulevard, on its way to the course’s westernmost stretch, which runs past the Honda Center at Arrowhead Pond, and then heads south to Angel Stadium.

The next stretch is undoubtedly a favorite of many participants, as the course takes runners into the stadium and through the infield of the Angels’ diamond, running past a quick loop around the bases and then back out of the stadium and into the parking lot next door.

Next, it’s out into Gene Autry Way, which begins the final three miles of the course and take runners back toward Disneyland for the finish along Downtown Drive.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the Los Angeles metro area in Southern California, roughly a 30-minute drive from downtown L.A., the city of Anaheim typically experiences some of its warmest and driest weather of the year during the month the race is held.

On the day of the race (Sept. 3), the city’s average low temperature is 63°F and its average high is 86°F, while rainfall amounts average less than a tenth of an inch for the month.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Disneyland Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

5:30 AM


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To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Anaheim’s Disneyland Half Marathon, register online at Active.com here.

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