runDisney’s Coast to Coast Race Challenge Is Coming BACK!

Are you a runner? Do you participate in runDisney events?

Running at Animal Kingdom

Maybe you were at Disney World recently for the 2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Or maybe you’re looking forward to runDisney events that will eventually return to Disneyland in 2024. Whatever the case, if you love Disney and you like medals and running, there’s a special challenge you need to know about!

The runDisney Coast to Coast Challenge is returning in 2024! Here’s how it works: beginning in 2024, if you complete any runDisney race of 10 miles or more at BOTH Disney World and Disneyland in the same calendar year, you’ll get a special Coast to Coast Race Challenge Medal!


There are two ways to qualify for the medal in 2024. The first is to complete the Half Marathon during the 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend PLUS (at least) one of the following:

  • 2024 Walt Disney World Half Marathon
  • 2024 Walt Disney World Marathon

Note that multi-event challenges (like the Dumbo Double Dare, Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, and Dopey Challenge) can also count toward the Challenge. If you qualify this way, you’ll get a Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal only available in 2024.

runDisney SpringTime Surprise

The other way to qualify is to complete the Half Marathon during the 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, plus any qualifying event at Disney World in 2024, including:

  • Disney Princess Half Marathon or Disney Fairy Tale Challenge
  • runDisney Springtime Surprise 10-Miler or runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon or Disney Two Course Challenge

Those who complete the challenge this way will receive a different Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal.

runDisney sign

Note that runners will not need to register separately for the challenge — just for the races they plan on participating in. Only one Coast to Coast challenge medal can be run in any given calendar year. Also, virtual races don’t count toward the challenge.

Princess Minnie at the Finish Line for Disney Princess 5K

So go ahead and make those running plans for 2024 — an extra medal might be in the cards for you next year! We’ll also keep you updated on all other runDisney news, so stay tuned to DFB for more.

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Will you be trying to qualify for the Coast to Coast Racing Challenge medal in 2024? Let us know in the comments!

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