Details Announced for runDisney’s 2014 Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World
Events for the weekend include the Princess Half Marathon, the Royal Family 5K, the Enchanted 10K, the Glass Slipper Challenge, kids races, a pasta party, breakfast, and the Fit for a Princess Expo.
The weekend kicks off with the start of the Fit for a Princess Expo on Thursday, February 20 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The expo runs from Thursday until Saturday, February 22. All runners must attend the expo in order to pick up their race number and race packet.
The Royal Family 5K – which in the past has taken place on the Saturday of race weekend – takes place on Friday, February 21 and is named the “Cinderella Royal Family 5K.” The kids races are also scheduled for Friday and are open to all kids ages 13 and younger. Every prince and princess who participates in the kids races will receive a finisher medallion. Kids races include a 200m, 400m, Diaper Dash, and One Mile fun run.
New to the weekend in 2014 are the Enchanted 10K race and the Glass Slipper Challenge. The 10K is a timed race through Epcot and the Epcot resorts area, while participants in the Glass Slipper Challenge will be completing 19.3 miles in two days as they run the Disney Enchanted 10K on Saturday and then run the Disney Princess Half Marathon on Sunday. Runners who complete both races within pacing requirements will receive the Glass Slipper Challenge medal in addition to the 10K and half-marathon finisher medals.
And finally, the Princess Half Marathon takes place on Sunday of race weekend on a 13.1 mile course that includes the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Runners can also register to run the half marathon with a partner. Everyone who completes the half marathon within the required pace time will be awarded the newly-designed Princess Half Marathon medal.
Early entry fees for the races are as follows: Disney Princess Half Marathon – $160; Disney Enchanted 10K – $95; Glass Slipper Challenge – $270; Cinderella Royal Family 5K – $60 per participant; runDisney Kids Race – $15 per Kids Dash participant and $30 per One Mile Run participant. Prices for the half marathon, 10K, and Glass Slipper Challenge increase after August 20.
For more information on the Princess Half Marathon Weekend visit runDisney.com. Registration for all Princess Half Marathon Weekend races opens at 12 p.m. ET on June 11.