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[11 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: runDisney Race Season Starts, Food and Wine Festival Merchandise, and More

Happy weekend! We’re just a couple days away from the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! But first, let’s recap the biggest Disney news stories of the week.
Applications opened for the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel. The global application process is for moms, dads, grandparents, and Disney vacation planning experts who want to serve on the panel that makes up the online trip-planning forum. Applications close on September 14 at noon.
The 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival opens on September 14 and runs through November 14. Disney gave guests a …

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[3 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on New Merchandise Announced for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort | ]
New Merchandise Announced for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort

This weekend thousands of runners are headed to the Walt Disney World Resort for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend, and Disney is offering up some spook-tacular runDisney merchandise for the event.
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There’s a new pull-over jacket with the words “I Did It!” on the front and a map of the race course is featured on the back of the jacket. Runners can also purchase a long sleeve shirt with the same wording on the front and the course map on the back.
There is also a …

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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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[14 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Medal Revealed

runDisney has revealed the design for the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon medal! The marathon’s anniversary is next year, January 10-13.
The design for the medal was revealed this morning after a two week social media campaign where fans were able to unlock clues to ultimately reveal the design. While this medal does have the traditional round shape of runDisney medals, it features unique spinning parts that depicts an image of classic Mickey on one side and modern Mickey on the other. Additionally, two quotes from Walt Disney himself are …

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[11 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Registration for Disney Princess Half Marathon Now Open

If you’ve been looking forward to runDisney’s Disney Princess Half Marathon, registration for the 2013 event is now open.
All runners who finish will receive an exclusive medal to celebrate the 5th anniversary of this race tailored to women, which is expected to attract more than 20,000 runners next year.
The entry fee will be $140 if you register by September 25; $155 from September 26 to November 13, and $170 for participants who register after November.
The Disney Princess Half Marathon will be held February 22-24, 2013. To register, please visit rundisney.com.
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[26 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Rachel Booth Finishes First in Princess Half Marathon, Sets New Record

This morning, over 19,000 runners ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon in Walt Disney World. Leading the pack from start to finish was Rachel Booth of Mandeville, LA, who came in first place for the race. With a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, 11 seconds, Booth also set a new record for the race, beating 2009 first place finisher Liza Galvan’s time by seven seconds.
This was not the first runDisney win for Booth, however. She is also the two-time winner of the Disneyland Half Marathon in Anaheim, CA, making …

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[29 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Marathon Already Sold Out

If you were planning to run the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend race on January 5-8, 2012, we hope you registered ahead of time – all of the races for the marathon weekend are completely sold out.
The races typically draw thousands of people to Central Florida to participate, and this year will be no exception. The weekend races are just one of several races runDisney holds throughout the year. In fact, just last week they announced a new race for 2012 – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend.
The …