Walt Disney World Marathon

Ultimate Guide

Orlando, Florida


Walt Disney World Marathon


The Walt Disney World Marathon takes place in Orlando, Florida, which has a subtropical climate. On race day, the typical weather conditions can vary depending on the time of year. In January, when the marathon usually takes place, the weather in Orlando is generally mild and comfortable. However, participants should be prepared for the possibility of cooler temperatures in the morning, as January is one of the coolest months in Florida. The average temperature during the race is around 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 15 degrees Celsius) in the morning, gradually warming up to around 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 24 degrees Celsius) in the afternoon. Additionally, runners should be aware that humidity levels can be quite high, especially in the early morning hours. Weather variations on race day could include occasional showers or thunderstorms, which are common in Florida, although they are less likely to occur in January. Therefore, participants should be prepared with lightweight and moisture-wicking clothing, appropriate footwear, and maybe even some rain gear, just in case. Overall, the weather conditions on race day in Orlando are generally favorable, with mild temperatures and a little potential for rain.

Historical Weather at the Walt Disney World Marathon

Note: the race start time shown above is based on first wave or main event start. Many races feature multiple waves, or different starts for different athlete classes. Additionally, race start times may vary from year to year. The value shown is for purposes of understanding typical weather conditions. If you run this race, consult the official race information for a more accurate start time.