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[4 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
runDisney Announces the Launch of ‘I Run Disney’ Where Fans Can Share Their Stories

Anyone who has ever participated in a runDisney event – whether it was a 5K or a Goofy Challenge – has a story to share.
To celebrate all the runners and walkers who participate in runDisney events each year, runDisney and Cigna have teamed up and recently launched a new site called ‘I Run Disney.’
To share their story, runDisney participants can use Instagram to upload a 15-second video telling runDisney why they run and why, in particular, they runDisney.
The purpose of the videos is to inspire and motivate others to set …

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[19 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Balance announces the 2014 runDisney Running Shoe Featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse

New Balance has announced the new design for the 2014 runDisney 860 running shoes and they’re going to feature Sorcerer Mickey and pink Minnie Mouse.
The men’s shoe will feature Sorcerer Mickey on the back heel of the shoe, while the women’s shoe will have pink Minnie Mouse on the heel. The 860 model will also be available in kids sizes for 2014.
The new shoe announcement was made during the first ever runDisney Meet-Up/Tweet-Up at Turner Field in Atlanta. More than 100 runDisney social media followers were in attendance at the …

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[24 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on runDisney Hosting Nighttime Meet-up During Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort | ]
runDisney Hosting Nighttime Meet-up During Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort

At next month’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, runDisney is hosting its first-ever nighttime meet-up with a select group of runners.
This Wine & Dine meet-up will begin with a special viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth followed by a chance to taste some of the food and wine featured at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Participants will also get a chance to learn about the cuisine from the festival.
The runners will also have the opportunity to hear from Olympic endurance runners and learn some tips about night …

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[28 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Race, Challenge, and Medal Announced for Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Are you planning to run next year’s Princess Half Marathon in Walt Disney World? Now, there is even more of an incentive to take part in the annual half marathon weekend than ever before, as runDisney announced this week that they have added a new race, challenge, and medal to the popular athletic event.
As in past years, next year’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend, which will take place from Feb. 20-23, will include both a half marathon and a 5K. However, the upcoming weekend will also give runners a new additonal …

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[11 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Registration Opens for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Registration for the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend races opened at noon on April 9 and within hours the new Walt Disney World 10K was sold out. The 10K was one of two new events announced for the Marathon Weekend; the second new event is the Dopey Challenge where participants will run the 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon for a total of 48.6 miles.
The full slate of races for the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend include the Disney Family Fun Run 5k, the Walt Disney World …

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[7 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Officially Sells Out

Runners who have not registered for the Walt Disney World Marathon this January may be out of luck, as Disney announced this week that the popular race has officially sold out. Over 25,000 runners have registered for the 26.2 mile race, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
The marathon sold out just five months after registration opened for the event, which is one of the quickest sell outs in the event’s history. Runners can still register for the race by going through groups with reserved entries, such as …

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[3 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]
Jimmy Grabow Wins Disneyland Half Marathon With Record-Setting Time

Yesterday, over 17,000 runners from 50 states and 19 countries took part in the 2012 Disneyland Half Marathon. The course was the first Disneyland race to travel down Route 66 in the brand-new Cars Land, and runners raced through a course that included Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, Angel Stadium, and the streets of Anaheim.
The first of these thousands of runners to complete the 13.1 mile course was Jimmy Grabow of Running Springs, CA, who set a new record for the race with his time of 1:05:29. The first woman …

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[8 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Brazil’s Fredison Costa Repeats First Place Finish in Walt Disney World Marathon

It was an exciting finish at this morning’s Walt Disney World Marathon, in which Brazil’s Fredison Costa narrowly edged out his fellow Brazilian, Adriano Bastos, to win the race for the second consecutive year.
Bastos was favored to finish the event first, but came in second to Costa by a sliver of 14 seconds.  Bastos has enjoyed the title of champion seven times in previous years.  Costa’s winning time was 2:19:01, while the field’s leading female finisher, Renee High of Virginia Beach, Virginia, turned in a time of 2:48:33.
The race wraps …