Hi! thegreatshakeup here! I’m honored to guest blog for 13goignoncrazy. I just got word of some exciting breaking news from Run Disney! Run Disney just announced two new features to Princess Half Marathon Weekend. A new 10K race is added . Yes that’s right, another inaugural event! First big announcement was the 10K in Disneyland for Dumbo Double Dare, second, a new 10K during Marathon Weekend, becoming one of the four races in the Dopey Challenge, and now the Enchanted 10K for Princess Half Marathon weekend! The addition of this new race, in combination with the Princess Half Marathon will create a new challenge: the Glass Slipper challenge! I hope I can run this race. I have yet to run the Princess Half Marathon and have heard outstanding reviews about the weekend.
But, Run Disney has another big announcement: A special medal for those running Tinker Bell Half Marathon in Disneyland and Princess Half Marathon in Walt Disney World. A pink Coast to Coast medal!
So many new and fun things happening with RunDisney! Any thought as to what can be next?
Official Press Release:
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA (April 26, 2013) – Building on the success of its women-focused events, runDisney is broadening the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort next year by adding a 10K and a new two-race challenge.
The Princess 10K gives runners of various levels more opportunities to run through Disney theme parks and receive a specially-designed finisher medal. And runners looking for an even bigger challenge can sign up for the 10K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday (19.3 miles total) to earn the inaugural Disney Glass Slipper Challenge Medal to go along with medals from each individual race.
The Princess Half Marathon Weekend, scheduled for Feb. 20-23, is one of two women-focused runDisney events. The other is the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend in January at Disneyland Resort in California. Both races are among the largest women-specific running events in the country and focus on healthy active lifestyles for women and girls. For instance, after nearly 7,500 runners ran in the inaugural Princess Half Marathon event in 2009, the popularity of the race has grown considerably with more than 26,000 registered runners for last year’s race.
Also new in 2014 is a special edition runDisney Coast-to-Coast Race Challenge Medal for runners participating in the 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland in January and the 2014 Princess Half Marathon five weeks later at Walt Disney World. Finishers receive the coveted medal featuring the likeness of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse with a pink overlay and lanyard.
Registration for the 2014 Princess Half Marathon opens June 11 at www.runDisney.com. A limited number of runners will have the opportunity to register for both the Princess and Tinker Bell Half Marathon at that time. Those not securing an early registration for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon will have a second chance when on-line registration officially opens on July 9.
Both the Princess and Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekends include signature runDisney events including a health and fitness expo geared towards women, kids races, a family fun run 5K, as well as featured half marathons for both weekend.
For more information and to register for runDisney events, visit www.runDisney.com.