UPDATE: runDisney Frozen Princess 5K – Princess Half Marathon Weekend

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In a follow up to yesterday’s blog post about the possibility of the Princess Half Marathon Weekend, Princess 5K and Enchanted 10K races being themed Frozen this year due to the popularity of Frozen, I have an update for you.

Rumors are starting to float around the Internet about the Frozen themed 5K and 10K for Princess Half Marathon Weekend. We saw one site that stated that runDisney had released a Press Release with more details on the Frozen themed races. I am not sure if this site has been given an advanced copy of the Press Release by runDisney so they could get their blog post ready for the official release today. The quotes they are using from the PR sound very Disneyish.

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Don’t forget today at noon EST, that 9 am Pacific for you in Rio Linda, open registration for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend begins. We expect the races to sell out quickly, especially the 5k due to the prospect of a Frozen theme.

I’m hoping that this will become true as I’m looking forward to running as Olaf.

Stay tuned for more Frozen updates, as we will post them as they become available.

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Registration Opens Today

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After much anticipation, the Registration for the long awaited Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend opened today at 12 pm EST. This much sought after event is filling up fast with the Star Wars Rebel Challenge completely Sold Out, and the remaining races filling up fast. If you want this race then you better head on over to runDisney’s website and get registered.

Once you get your bib, it’s time to get a hotel room. We have a block of rooms booked at the Fairfield Anaheim, which is a quick walk over to the start of the race. We stayed at this hotel for Dumbo Double Dare last year and were very pleased with the convenience and cleanliness. You are about a 5 minute walk to the gates of Disneyland and California Adventure and about a 10 minute walk to the start line. Rooms are $135 per night plus tax and resort fees. Head on over to Destinations in Florida travel, fill out a quick form and our travel guru Jennifer will get right back to you.

While you are wrapping up your travel plans, don’t forget that special race costume. We have our brand new “The Force Runs With Me” shirts available in Men’s and Women’s sizes on Etsy. You’ll be race ready with they awesome shirt from Behind The Mouse.

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Annual Passholder & DVC Member Registration for 2015 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Opens Tomorrow!

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Annual Passholder and DVC Member Pre-Registration for 2015 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Opens Tomorrow!

The Disney Annual Passholder and DVC pre-registration event for the 2015 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend opens at Noon EST on June 4th.  Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member Pre-Registration Opens Tomorrow at Noon EST! You can use the link below to gain access to the registration link.

Annual Passholders will need a valid Annual Pass in order to access the registration link. In addition you will need to have your Annual Pass tied to a My Disney Experience account. We suggest you log into your My Disney Experience today and make sure that you can gain access as we expect this event to fill up quickly. Please do not give out the registration link located on the Disney website to people who are not passholders.

DVC Members need to log into their Disney Vacation Club Online Account in order to gain access to the page containing the link. If you need help gaining access to your DVC Membership page, contact 800-800-9800 or 407-566-3800. Once you have logged it, you can click the link below to be taken directly to the page.

Disney Rewards Visa card holders cannot use their discount during pre-registration.

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WALT DISNEY WORLD AND DISNEYLAND PASSHOLDERS – THE FOLLOWING LINK WILL ASK YOU TO LOG IN TO YOUR MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE.

https://www.rundisney.com/annual-passholders/

DISNEY VACATION CLUB MEMBERS – YOU WILL NEED TO LOG IN TO YOUR DVC MEMBERSHIP ONLINE ACCOUNT BEFORE CLICKING THE FOLLOWING LINK

https://dvc.disney.go.com/members/member-extras/special-offers/rundisney

Annual Passholder Registration for 2015 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Opens Tomorrow!

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Annual Passholder and DVC Member Pre-Registration for 2015 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Opens Tomorrow!

The Disney Annual Passholder registration event for the 2015 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend opens at Noon EST on June 4th.  Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member Pre-Registration Opens Tomorrow at Noon EST! You can use the link below to gain access to the registration link, but you will need a valid Annual Pass in order to access the registration link. In addition you will need to have your Annual Pass tied to a My Disney Experience account. We suggest you log into your My Disney Experience today and make sure that you can gain access as we expect this event to fill up quickly. Please do not give out the registration link located on the Disney website to people who are not passholders.

DVC Members need to log into their membership page in order to get the link.

Disney Rewards Visa card holders cannot use their discount during pre-registration.

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WALT DISNEY WORLD AND DISNEYLAND PASSHOLDERS – THE FOLLOWING LINK WILL ASK YOU TO LOG IN TO YOUR MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE.

https://www.rundisney.com/annual-passholders/

 

Get Treated Like A Galactic Emperor With An Adventure By runDisney

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RunDisney has released a new series of Adventures where you can be treated like an Galactic Emperor as you and a select few get treated to a VIP RunCation like no other.

This Adventure by runDisney features a 7-day and 6-night Star Wars themed package that includes:

  • Star Wars Rebel Challenge (10K/Half Marathon) Registration
  • Star Wars 5K Registration
  • Entry to the Star Wars Wookie Welcome Party
  • Visit to Walt Disney’s apartment above the Fire Station on Main Street USA Disneyland
  • Guided run around Hollywood
  • VIP visit to the Jim Henson Company Studios
  • Behind-the-scenes access at Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Privately guided walking tour of The Walt Disney Studios
  • Visit to the Walt Disney Archives

This package also includes:

  • 6 nights at the Disney Grand California Hotel & Spa
  • 2-day VIP experience at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park
  • Special Disney FASTPASS service
  • Reserved parade seating
  • VIP viewing of World of Color and Fantasmic!
  • Four-day Park Hopper ticket.

You can book this out of the world experience by calling Adventures by Disney at 800-543-0865, you better hurry because there are only 40 VIP packages available.

RunDisney Announces Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – RECAP

 

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It all started back on April 1st, 2014 when this blog posted an April Fools Day joke about runDisney announcing a Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend for May 14-16, 2015. This post was a response to the ever persistent rumor of runDisney announcing this race.

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Today at approximately 7:30 am EST, runDisney posted to Facebook this ominous video:

Next came a video letting us know it was a half marathon.

Then came a Tweet from runDisney at about 10:30 am EST giving us a date:

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And another clue on Instagram with the location.

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Finally the official announcement video:

The scoop

You have three races, a Star Wars Half Marathon, a Star Wars 10K and a Star Wars 5K. There is also a special Rebel Challenge for completing the 10K and Half Marathon.

Registration opens

June 10th, 2014 12 pm EST
June 4th, 2014 AP early registration 12 pm EST

Race Dates

5K Friday January 16th, 2015

10K Saturday January 17th, 2015

Half Marathon Sunday January 18th, 2015

Location: Disneyland Resort

Entry Fees and Deadlines

Star Wars Half Marathon

  • $195 by July 22, 2014
  • $210 between July 23 and August 19, 2014
  • $225 on or after August 20, 2014

Star Wars Rebel Challenge

  • $320 by July 22, 2014
  • $345 between July 23 and August 19, 2014
  • $370 on or after August 20, 2014

Star Wars 10K

  • $105 by July 22, 2014
  • $120 between July 23 and August 19, 2014
  • $135 on or after August 20, 2014

Star Wars 5K

  • $70 by August 23, 2014
  • $80 on or after August 24, 2014

runDisney Kids Races

  • $20 by August 23, 2014
  • $25 on or after August 24, 2014

Star Wars Wookiee Welcome Party

  • $99
  • Under 3 – $0

ChEAR Squad

  • Bronze – $0
  • Silver – $45
  • Gold – $69
  • Platinum – $99
  • Under 3 – $0

Star Wars weekend may be coming quicker than you think

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Official video announcement.

UPDATE 4
Official runDisney page launched

Update 3
Based on photo details it looks like this one is also going to Disneyland. Which makes sense since it is taking Tink’s weekend.

UPDATE 2
According to Instagram it will be a Half Marathon

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RunDisney Tweeted the official dates of Jan 15-18, 2015.

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Could this video from runDisney posted today on Facebook be the sign of Star Wars half marathon weekend coming soon. Check out the video on runDisney’s Facebook page and let’s hope that the force be with us soon.

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Watch the video on YouTube

New Balance Is Giving Away Bib, Hotel, Airfare for Four to Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

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Want to run the Disney Wine & Dine, but do not have a bib? New Balance is giving away a package of four bibs so you and three of your girlfriends can join in the fun this November 8th at Walt Disney World.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive race entries, airfare and hotel accommodations, ground transportation, spa pampering, theme park tickets and New Balance gear. There is only one prize in this contest.

Contest ends July 28th, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. One entry per person.

Sign up today at the New Balance website and get into the action! Official Rules.

Learn more about Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.

Enter To Win Disney Royal Family 5K Vacation For You And Your Family

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Disney is giving away a Royal Family 5K Vacation for you and your family. This awesome prize package even includes a night’s stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite! Yes you get to stay in the Castle! How Awesome Is That! Just head on over to The Best Moment Ever website, upload a photo of your favorite Disney Experience and a short sentence about the experience and you could win bibs for your family.

The Best Moment Ever sweepstakes runs from April 15, 2014 through May 14, 2014. To enter, submit a photo that portrays a moment of achievement in any activity whether it be recreational, educational or a significant moment in time. With your photo, submit a caption that best describes your moment (less than 140 characters).

Grand Prize

1 Ticket to the runDisney “Royal Family 5K” as part of the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort on February 20, 2015.

  • Round-trip Coach Airfare
  • 2 Nights at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel
  • 1 Night at the Cinderella Castle Suite
  • 4 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option

First Prize

Receive a $1000 Disney Store Shop Card

3 Second Prize Winners

Receive a $100 Disney Store Shop Card

Entry Submission Requirements

  • Submit a photo that portrays a moment of achievement in any activity whether it be recreational, educational, or a significant moment in time.
  • With the photo, enter an editorial caption less than 140 characters.

Don’ts

  • Wear revealing clothing or make suggestive poses.
  • Include any profanity or inappropriate language in your photo and caption.
  • Perform a dangerous stunt in your photo.

Dos

  • Make sure to include a moment that showcases your achievement.
  • Shoot your photo in landscape or portrait mode.
  • Include only one person in your photo. Photo must be of the Entrant.
  • Read the Official Rules for complete information on what to include and what not to include.
  • Have fun!

 

Registration for 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Opens Tomorrow!

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Annual Passholder Registration for 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Opens Tomorrow!

Registration for the 10th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend opens at Noon EST on April 22nd.  WDW Marathon Weekend Registration Opens tomorrow at Noon EST! You can use the link below to gain access to the registration link. Spots are sure to go quickly for this event, especially for the Goofy, Dopey and Full Marathon due to it being an anniversary year. Don’t wait to register on Wednesday, the races may be full. In fact many of these races may be full within 30 minutes. Scroll down for the registration link.

Win A Shirt Behind The Mouse

If you need a room, tickets or transportation, Jennifer at Destinations in Florida has some great Marathon Weekend specials. She has blocked out a large amount of rooms, take advantage of these super discounted rooms before they are gone. Just click the image below, fill out the form and receive a FREE, no obligation quote.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Special Room RatesRegistration:

https://www.active.com/register/index.cfm?EVENT_ID=2106638&INT=29-110-1&CHECKSSO=0