Good Morning! RunDisney did you hear the great news? Disney just announced they will be adding a new component to the Disneyland Half Marathon, a 10k! Similar to the Goofy, (running in the half and the full), if you run the 10k and the half marathon you will get a special Dumbo Medal in addition to the two medals that you already earned in the 10k and half marathon. That is beyond cool! The Disneyland Half Marathon is my absolute favorite race and I look forward to it every Labor Day. I have participated in the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Disneyland Half Marathon. Check out this video for the “official invite.” I am so excited about this race and can’t wait to participate!
Below is the official press release on the new event:
Runners Can Double Their Effort With Dumbo Double Dare; Race Registration Opens Next Month
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla (Dec. 19, 2012) – The Happiest Race on Earth is getting a little happier starting next year. The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is expanding to include the Disneyland 10K at Disneyland Resort in California, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2013.
The new 10K race, the latest in the popular runDisney series, will be a timed event and will take runners through Disneyland, Disney California Adventureand the streets of Anaheim. Each finisher will receive a specially designed commemorative finisher medal. Runners looking for an extra challenge can register for the Dumbo Double Dare, which involves running the 10K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday (19.3 miles total). The limited number of participants who sign up for the Dumbo Double Dare will receive a Dumbo Double Dare running shirt and a special finisher medal, in addition to the Disneyland Half Marathon and 10K finisher medals.
The Disneyland 10K builds on the weekend of races and entertainment geared toward families and runners of all levels. In addition to the 10K, the weekend of events include the Kids Races, the Family Fun Run 5K, the Half Marathon and a two-day Health and Fitness Expo where guests can check out the latest in fitness apparel, running gear and high tech gadgets, plus learn from speakers such as runDisney training consultant Jeff Galloway and runDisney nutrition consultant Tara Gidus. Runners and guests can add to their race weekend experience by purchasing tickets to a Pasta in the Park Party.
“The 10K distance is the third most popular distance for runners next to the 5K and half marathon, so this race weekend will have it all,” said Manager, runDisney Events Kathleen Duran. “We are excited to continue to add different distance races so runners at every level can experience a runDisney event and run through Disney theme parks.”
Registration opens for all Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend races on Jan. 22, 2013. Last year’s half marathon sold out in a little more than a month. For more information about the race weekend and other runDisney events, go towww.rundisney.com.
The prices will be as follows:
Disneyland® Half Marathon
$175 by February 19, 2013
$190 between February 20 and April 16, 2013
$205 on or after April 17, 2013
$95 by February 19, 2013
$110 between February 20 and April 16, 2013
$125 on or after April 17, 2013
Dumbo Double Dare
$280 by February 19, 2013
$300 between February 20 and April 16, 2013
$320 on or after April 17, 2013
Disneyland® Family Fun Run 5K
$65 per participant
runDisney Kids Races
$20 per child
Registration opens for all Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend races on Jan. 22, 2013.
QOTD: Are you excited about this inaugural event? Are you signing up for the Dumbo Double Dare? What are your thoughts on back to back races? Have you participated in back to back events?