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[16 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]
The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Now Open

The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is officially open and ready to welcome indoor sporting events including basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling.
The 8,000-seat arena will host these indoor sporting events in addition to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expos during runDisney events, starting with the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.
This arena is the third competition venue at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and was specifically designed with cheer and dance competitions in mind.
The flexibility of the arena is one of its unique features. According to …

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[4 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]
runDisney Announces Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon for 2018

runDisney has announce a new virtual running experience for this year – the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon.
This virtual race gives participants that chance to run a half marathon wherever they enjoy running – outside, on a treadmill – and earn a Star Wars finisher medal.
Registration is open for the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon from now until February 28. Runners in this weekend’s Disney World Marathon can also register at the Health & Fitness Expo.
The virtual half marathon must be completed by March 31.
Participants can also be part of …

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[18 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Reveals Finisher Medals for 2018 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

The 2018 Disney Princess Half Marathon is the 10th anniversary of the popular race weekend and Disney has revealed the finisher medals for the races.
The Disney Princess 5K finisher medal features Rapunzel from the animated film Tangled.
The 10K finisher medal features Merida from Brave, with a Celtic design on the medal.
Finishers of the Disney Princess Half Marathon will receive a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs-inspired medal that resembles a ruby red apple.
The finishers of the Disney Fairy Tale Challenge – the 10K and half marathon – will receive a …

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[18 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
runDisney Places All Disneyland Races on Hiatus Beginning in 2018

runDisney has announced that all Disneyland races will be put on hiatus beginning in 2018 due to the ongoing construction affiliated with the park’s expansion.
The announcement was made on the runDisney blog: “After careful consideration and weighing all possibilities, we have made the very difficult decision to place all runDisney race weekends at Disneyland Resort on hiatus beginning in 2018. This includes the associated Coast to Coast Race Challenges.”
Any guests who had registered for any of the 2018 races will be contacted via email by runDisney and will receive a …

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[22 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Medals Revealed for 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon

The 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon is the 25th anniversary of the runDisney event and Disney has revealed the finisher medals for the race weekend.
The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend includes six races and three challenges for 2018.
The Disney World 5K finisher medal features Mickey Mouse and Pluto while the 10K medal features Minnie Mouse and the lanyard features her signature polka dots.
The half marathon finisher medal is yellow and red and includes Mickey Mouse and the race’s host, Donald Duck.
The 2018 Marathon finisher medal is silver – for the …

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[28 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
runDisney Gives Sneak Peek at Disneyland Half Marathon Finisher Medals

The 2017 Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland kicks off this week – August 31 – and runs through the weekend and runDisney has given runners a preview of the finisher medals.
The Spider-Man 5K finisher medals features everyone’s favorite web slinger, while the Kids Races finisher medal features Groot and Rocket from the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Racers who finish the Thor 10K  will earn a cool finisher medal that features a spinner paying homage to Thor and Loki.
The half marathon medal is a nod to Black Widow.
And those brave …

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[27 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Disneyland Half Marathon Merchandise, My Disney Experience App Updates, and More

Happy Sunday and welcome to another weekly recap of the biggest Disney news from the past week.
More celebrity narrators were announced for this year’s Candlelight Processional!
The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend kicks off August 31 and runDisney recently shared a preview of the commemorative merchandise for the race weekend.
Disney Vacation Club members on both coasts can celebrate Halloween with a special members-only party at either Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Today is the last day for guests to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bambi with special PhotoPass …

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[21 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise Inspired by Pixar Films and Characters

The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend kicks off August 31 at the Disneyland Resort and this year’s commemorative merchandise is inspired by Pixar films and characters.
Characters featured on the merchandise include those from Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., and The Incredibles.
The commemorative merchandise includes the popular ‘I Did It’ T-shirts, pins, car magnets, Tervis drinkware, and a Pixar-themed runDisney medal holders. Other items include apparel, hats, and more.
The Disneyland Half Marathon merchandise will feature Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jesse from Toy Story and the products include shirts, a zip jacket, car magnet, …

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Moms Panel Applications Open September 6

It’s that time of year again – time for the application process for the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
The 2018 search for the next group of panelists opens Wednesday, September 6 and runs through September 13.
The Disney Parks Moms Panel celebrated its 10th anniversary panel this year. The group is made up of moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and Disney experts who answer questions from guests about the theme parks, cruise line, DVC, and more.
The panel answers questions in four languages – English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese – and the search …

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[8 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
runDisney Gives Preview of Wine & Dine Half Marathon Finisher Medals

runDisney has released a preview of the new finisher medals for this year’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend races.
The finisher medals feature travel-themed designs including luggage tags, plane tickets, and passports. The designs were inspired by the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
The 5K for the race weekend is the Disney Fall Feast 5K and the finisher medal celebrates the harvest season.
The Disney Wine & Dine 10K finisher medal features a decorative luggage tag, while runners who finish the half marathon will earn a finisher medal that resembles a plane …