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.
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.
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.
New Balance Is Giving Away Bib, Hotel, Airfare for Four to Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
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.
Learn more about Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.
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).
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
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.
- 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.
- 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!
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.
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So it’s time to come clean… The Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend was an April Fools Day Joke! Us, like you, hope that runDisney brings us this exciting weekend soon. Join us here at Behind The Mouse for more exciting runDisney news coming soon.
***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE APRIL FOOLS DAY BLOG POST, PLEASE READ THE REAL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE***
In a move lauded by many as masterful, runDisney is set to announce a Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend for 2015. Sources close to runDisney have informed us that runDisney is set to have a surprise announcement at 2 P.M. EST. This announcement comes on the heals of the recent release of Avengers Half Marathon Weekend set for November 7-9, 2014. This companion event to the Avengers Half Marathon Weekend will include a Half Marathon which will start and end at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a Challenge 5K which is similar in design to Expedition Everest, Kid’s Races and a new Star Wars Themed after party.
The official who wanted to remain anonymous stated ” they are excited to be offering this companion race to the massively popular Avengers Half Marathon Weekend. This is the most requested race weekend.”
Harrision Ford is slated to be the celebrity host for the race weekend.
Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend is scheduled for May 14-16, 2015.
Annual Passholder Registration Event for 2014 Disney Avengers Half Marathon Weekend
The Disney Annual Passholder registration event for the 2014 Disney Avengers Half Marathon Weekend opens at Noon on March 19th. Avengers Annual Passholder 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 within an hour or two. Please do not give out the registration link located on the Disney website to people who are not passholders.
WALT DISNEY WORLD PASSHOLDERS – THE FOLLOWING LINK WILL ASK YOU TO LOG IN TO YOUR MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE.
DISNEYLAND PASSHOLDERS – THE FOLLOWING LINK WILL ASK YOU TO LOG IN TO YOUR MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE
At noon EST on March 4th normal registration opens for Disney Wine & Dine weekend. You can register online at the Active.com website by going to the following link: http://www.active.com/lake-buena-vista-fl/running/distance-running-races/disney-wine-and-dine-half-marathon-weekend-2014
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Registration Fees
- $185.00 on or before April 1, 2014
- $200.00 between April 2, 2014 – May 13, 2014
- $215.00 on or after May 14, 2014
Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K Registration Fee
- $55.00 on or before August 19, 2014
- $65.00 on or after August 20, 2014
runDisney Kids Races Registration Fee
runDisney Kids Races – Dashes:
- $15.00 on or before August 19, 2014
- $20.00 on or after August 20, 2014
runDisney Kids Races – 1-Mile Run:
- $30.00 on or before August 19, 2014
- $35.00 on or after August 20, 2014
**Dates, times and prices subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at anytime.**
There will be no race day registration.
If you are running on behalf of a charitable organization (i.e. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, etc.), or are traveling with a contracted tour operator/travel provider, please contact the charity or tour operator for specific registration instructions.
Half Marathon: You must be 14 years of age or older.
5K: All ages are welcome to participate. Each participant must be able to complete the 5K on their own.
Kids Races: Children 13 and under can participate in the 1-Mile. Other runDisney Kids Race distances are determined by age group.
All athletes entering the Half Marathon must maintain a 16-minute per mile pace or faster throughout the entire race. Anyone not able to maintain a 16-minute per mile pace may be picked up and transported to the finish. You may be picked up at any point along the course for not maintaining a 16-minute per mile pace.
We suggest you train for a 15-minute per mile pace or faster to allow time for breaks (restroom breaks, photo opportunities, etc.).
Proof of Time
If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in less than 3 hours and 15 minutes, proof of time is required for start corral placement.
Please reference the Race Pacing Chart at www.rundisney.com.
Acceptable Proof of Time
If you do not have a proof of time to submit, list “N/A” at the point of registration. If proof of time is not provided by August 1, 2014 you will be placed in the last start corral. If your proof of time data is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start corral. To provide or update your proof of time, you must email all proof of time data requested above to email@example.com. No corral changes will be made after August 1, 2014.
Proof of Time Example
Proof of time must be provided from a certified race reflecting results after October 1, 2012.
- Half Marathon – 10K or longerA valid proof of time provided at the time of registration must include the following*:
- Name of Race
- City, State
- Finish time*For example, Walt Disney World Half Marathon, 13.1, Orlando, FL, 1/12/13, – 2:05
Registration Fees are non-refundable. For more information on the Registration Policy, please seewww.rundisney.com.
Athletes with Disabilities
To register as part of the Hand Cycle Exhibition or request accommodations for athletes with disabilities, please contact runDisney at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to completing the registration process.
For the safety of yourself and the other participants, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. If you are seen in violation of one of these you will be removed from the course and transported to the finish. Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure your safety.
2014 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Commemorative Items can be purchased during registration.
Half Marathon & 5K Pins:
$15.99 per pin (price includes tax), Limit 2 pins per registration.
Half Marathon Necklace:
$21.35 per necklace (price includes tax), Limit 2 necklaces per registration.
Kids Races Mickey Ears:
$14.99 per Mickey Ears (price includes tax), Limit 2 Mickey Ears per registration.
*Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste
Location: Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- $79.00 (ages 3 and up)
Children under 3 do not need a ticket
For more information please see www.rundisney.com.
More Magic Items Pick Up
*Commemorative Items and Pre-Race Taste will ONLY be distributed at Packet Pick-Up. Items not picked up at Packet Pick-Up will not be mailed and will not be refunded. Quantities are limited.
Additional Date Information
runDisney Announces Avengers Half Marathon Weekend
RunDisney announced today a new race weekend, Avenger’s style. This is the latest use of the recently acquired Marvel brand by Disney. The race weekend is schedule for November 14th – 16th, 2014 at Disneyland. The weekend will include a half marathon, a 5K family fun run and kids races. Capitalizing on the popular Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend theme, runDisney has created this theme to appeal to men but fear not, no woman shall be left behind. Registration opens on March 25th.
The schedule is as follows:
Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend Expo and Bib Pickup: Friday, November 14th, 2014 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Saturday, November 15th, 2014 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall
Avengers Super Hero 5K: Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 5:30 AM at Disneyland
Avengers Super Hero Half Marathon: Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at 5:30 AM at Disneyland
runDisney Kid’s Races: Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the Downtown Disney District
Pasta in the Park Party: Friday, November 14th, 2014 at Disney California Adventure