runDisney fans have been rejoicing since the news broke at D23 Expo: runDisney is BACK on the West Coast! Starting in January 2024, you’ll also be able to earn the fabled Coast to Coast medal. What is a runDisney Coast To Coast Medal? How can you score one? Here’s everything you need to know about earning this special hardware in 2024.
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How Do I Earn A runDisney Coast To Coast Medal?
runDisney is back in California, and that means that the Coast to Coast medal is, too.
What does running Coast to Coast mean? It means you’ve completed any 10-mile or longer race on each coast: one at Disneyland and one at Walt Disney World.
Both races have to be completed in the same calendar year.
Here are all the details you need to know about earning these medals.
Score The Coast To Coast Medals In 2024: Here’s How
There are two ways to receive your special runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal in 2024.
From the runDisney Website:
Complete the Half Marathon during the 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend and at least one of the following:
- 2024 Walt Disney World Half Marathon
- 2024 Walt Disney World Marathon
- Multi-event challenges (Dumbo Double Dare, Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge and Dopey Challenge) will also count towards your qualification for the runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal.
runDisney participants who choose this track will receive a special runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal only available in 2024.
Complete the Half Marathon during the 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend or the 2024 Halloween Half Marathon Weekend, plus any qualifying event at Walt Disney World Resort 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
- runDisney participants who choose this track will earn a different, unique runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal.
runDisney Coast To Coast FAQs
- Guests will not need to register for the runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge as a separate registration.
- Both qualifying races must be completed in the same calendar year.
- Guests may earn 2 Coast to Coast medals (one from each track) for 2024.
- Medals will be available after crossing the finish line of the second race.
- Guests must be 14 years or older to participate.
- Please be aware that participation in virtual races does not count towards eligibility for the runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal.
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