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runDisney Marathon Weekend 2023: Course Maps, Event Guide, Corrals, and More!

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The runDisney Marathon Weekend 2023: course maps are here!- and the event guide is live as well. This is where you’ll find everything you need to know for running the 2023 Marathon Weekend races.

This post is being updated as the details come out.

So this is definitely a living document and work in progress.

But here is the 2022 runDisney Marathon Weekend course maps, event guide, corrals and more post if you want a previous year’s reference.

2023 marathon weekend medals

runDisney Marathon Weekend 2023: Course Maps, Event Guide, Corrals and more!

Why do we make this post every year when runDisney shares the info as well? Because, as they say, screenshots last forever.

And runners like to look back on previous courses and corrals and obsess a little. 

You know it’s true! 

We do this for all the runDisney events; so hang around if you’re looking for the Ultimate Guide to runDisney

So here we go: our annual guide to running runDisney’s Marathon Weekend.

You’ll find all the information a runner needs to know before the runDisney Marathon Weekend 2023 including course maps, corrals, waivers, and event guide.

This is a living document, so information will be added as it comes out. 

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Marathon Weekend 2022 Waivers and Runner Tracking

Download your waiver HERE

The Waivers do not have bib numbers or corral information any longer.

You’ll go to your runDisney Dashboard to find the documents to sign.

dashboard rundisney waivers

Please note: you can do this digitally this year! You do not need to print and bring it to the Expo if you sign digitally.

The Expo Pass (see below) is what you’ll need to show to pick up your bibs and T-shirts.

Here’s the tracking link so you can follow your runner on the course.

Put their name in search, choose how you want to be notified, and you’ll know how the run is going if you are following from home.

Marathon Weekend runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Hours

  • Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
  • Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
  • Friday, January 6, 2023 | 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, January 7, 2023 | 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

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Transportation bus schedule to and from the expo:

DATEFROM RESORT TO EXPOFROM EXPO TO RESORT
Wednesday, January 49:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 511:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, January 69:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday , January 710:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Expo Check-in Pass

Here is the detailed guide to picking up your runDisney bibs from the Expo.

You’ll need an Expo Check-in Pass this year for the Marathon Weekend Expo.

The instructions say to print or take a screenshot of each Expo Pass for each event

Don’t forget a valid photo ID to pick up your race bib.

Please note: the runDisney Expo Pass is not a timed entry ticket. You can visit the expo at any point and you can bring your family members with you!

Marathon Weekend Transportation Details

  • runDisney event transportation will be provided to/from all Walt Disney World Resorts, Shades of Green, and the Swan and Dolphin Resorts.
  • Participants and their guests are encouraged to utilize the provided runDisney event transportation for ALL runDisney events.
  • Transportation times and pick-up locations will be posted on signs in the lobby of each Host Resort.

Bus transportation for the race will be provided as follows:

RACEDAYTIME
5KThursday3:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. / 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
10KFriday3:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. / 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Half MarathonSaturday2:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. / 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
MarathonSunday2:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. / 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

You can take a rideshare to and from the races. Drop-off for all races is at Epcot.

This guide to using Uber and Lyft In Orlando might be helpful.

Monorail transportation to Epcot is available beginning at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday ONLY.

  • Guests staying at Magic Kingdom Resorts are encouraged to use Monorail transportation to Epcot for Half and Full Marathons.  There will be no monorail transportation for the 5K & 10K.

*No Skyliner transportation is available to the race site during the race weekend.  — this is only for the races! Skyliner will be running for theme park visits.

runDisney Marathon Weekend 2023 Corrals

Bib numbers can be found on the Expo Pass, but at this time there is no Corral chart to reference. We’ll be working on one after the event to hopefully reference for next year.

You can use the 2020 corrals as a guide for this year’s race.

For the 2023 Marathon Weekend races, the Start Groups have returned to lettered corrals again.

If this changes in future races, we’ll let you know.

But as of this race, if you are familiar with how the runDisney corral system worked in the past, then you will know exactly how the system is working now.

Mini-waves are still being used inside each start group and those are not pre-determined or selected. If you want to be in an earlier wave, get to your start group when it opens.

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2023 Marathon Weekend Corrals

The 5K and 10K will likely have 3 corrals each.

The Half Marathon and Full Marathon are showing 6 corrals each (A-F).

You’ll learn your corral number when you pick up your bib at the expo.

For more information on how the corrals work, check out the runDisney Corral information post.

Bib Number Corral Breakdown ESTIMATES Based on the 2022 Race

Please Please PLEASE note that this information is an estimate only.

Once upon a runDisney race weekend, we were given handy charts letting us know in advance what corral we’d be placed in. You can check the 2020 Marathon Weekend for an example.

But runDisney has not provided them since the races have returned post-pandemic.

A fellow runner who happens to love stats (math teacher problems!) pulled this information together. Brian Davis can be found sharing his runDisney knowledge in many runDisney Facebook groups (runDisneyrun for example).

He gave us this estimate to share with permission. It may not be 100% accurate, but it gives you a general guideline of things.

From Brian:

You probably won’t know your corral until you pick up your actual bib.

And, what you get you get, it’s not really important at this point anyway. But watching everybody guess without data drives me crazy, so… I dug into the data.

BASED ON THE 2022 MARATHON… this is where the corral breaks were LAST YEAR.

This year may be a bigger or smaller total field… the allocation between full/dopey/goofy could shift… they could change the number of corrals… they could change the size of the corrals.

But, if everybody is going to start the “corral guessing game”, at least here’s the last reliable estimate we have.

Half Marathon Corrals

A: 40000 – 40488
B: 40489 – 42900
C: 42901 – 42562
D: 42563 – 45984
E: 45985 – 47240
F: 47241 – 48500

Full Marathon Corrals

A: 0 – 378
B: 379 – 643
C: 644 – 3053
D: 3053 – 4642
E: 4643 – 6042
F: 6043 – 8000

Goofy Corrals

A: 30000 – 30066
B: 30067 – 30137
C: 30138 – 30451
D: 30452 – 30623
E: 30624 – 30809
F: 30810 – 31000

Dopey Corrals

A: 20000 – 20387
B: 20388 – 20855
C: 20856 – 22866
D: 22867 – 24093
E: 24094 – 25430
F: 25431 – 28000

runDisney Marathon Weekend Course Maps 2023

Here are a few visuals to help you navigate the staging area, start and finish, and spectator viewing.

For more spectator viewing tips, please read the Big Guide to Spectating at a runDisney Race.

marathon weekend staging map 2023

More detailed photo for the 5K and 10K staging areas.

5k and 10k marathon weekend staging 2023 rundisney

2023 Marathon Weekend 5K Course Map

runDisney 5K marathon weekend course (2023)

The runDisney Marathon Weekend 10K Course Map 2023

rundisney course map: 10K marathon weekend

The runDisney Marathon Weekend Half Marathon Course Map 2023

There are 6 corrals for the half marathon this year.

Here’s the staging area and corral walkout map.

half marathon corrals walk out map marathon weekend 2023

2023 Half Marathon course map for Marathon Weekend:

2023 runDisney marathon weekend half marathon course map

The runDisney Marathon Weekend Marathon Course Map 2023

There are 6 corrals for the Marathon this year.

start corrals rundisney marathon weekend 2023 map

Marathon Weekend 2023: Full Marathon Course Map

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The 2023 runDisney Marathon Weekend Event Guide

Need more info? Of course, you do!

Be sure to check out the runDisney Marathon Weekend 2023 event guide

And the event guide is no longer going to be printed out, so this is what you get, folks!

runDisney PhotoPass Pictures

Our most favorite thing runDisney has ever done was the change to PhotoPass photographers for a runDisney race weekend

Huge improvement in service and quality of photos since they started this- much appreciated!

rundisney race photopass photographers

If you’ve purchased Memory Maker before the 2023 runDisney Marathon race weekend, you can link your photos from the races using these codes.

They can’t be linked in advance, so just remember to link up post-race or the morning of the race.

Here’s the PhotoPass code info you need for the 2023 Marathon Weekend Races:

  • Marathon: 2023-WDWM-ARAx-xxxx
  • Half Marathon: 2023-WDWH-ALFx-xxxx
  • 10K: 2023-WDWW-10Kx-xxxx
  • 5K: 2023-WDWW-K5Kx-xxxx

runDisney Marathon Weekend 2023 Logistics

You might want to know a little about the weather.

You should know that weather in January has been all over the map.

There’s been sleet, thunderstorms, lightning, below-freezing temps, and even up into the high 80s with 100% humidity on Marathon race day. Oooof.

Current weather predictions for Marathon Weekend: we really can’t say.

But we’ll update as soon as we get a little closer.

rundisney spectator guide cheering at disney world

Want to know where you can cheer on your runners? Check out this spectator guide for runDisney events.

And if you are looking for a little runDisney advice this year, stop by this post to read what some runners have to say about the events. 

Happy running!

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