Disney Sports released some brand new details regarding this exciting new addition to RunDisney’s line up of events. Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend marks the very first International group of races in the already extremely popular series.
The new Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend will be a three-day race weekend that includes a variety of events for runners and fans to experience the theme parks like never before when it debuts in the City of Light on Sept. 23-25, 2016.
The inaugural race weekend in Paris will include fun kids’ races for children of all ages, a 5K course through Disneyland Paris and a scenic half-marathon course through two Disneyland Paris theme parks and the countryside villages that surround the Disney Parks.
In addition to the races, the Paris event, runDisney’s first at a Disney Park outside of the United States, will also offer several family-friendly events, including a pre-race Pasta Party the night before the half marathon, in Walt Disney’s Studio Park, where runners can “carb up’’ for the race.
There will also be a runDisney Health and Fitness Expo throughout the weekend where runners pick up race packets, shop for the latest running apparel and technology and attend a speaker series involving leading industry experts.
While running through the theme parks and the countryside villages, runners will have the opportunity to meet beloved Disney characters and experience legendary Disney entertainment along the course. And commemorative medals await runners at the finish line.
Race packages go on sale on October 6, 2015.
“We could not be more excited about the upcoming runDisney event,’’ said Tom Wolber, President of Euro Disney S.A.S. “It will make Disneyland Paris the world’s third Disney destination to host this successful sporting series that offers a whole new running experience for the young and young-at-heart.’’
Alongside the weekend event, runDisney also announced a new challenge. Similar to the familiar Coast to Coast challenge, (where a runner completes a Half Marathon event both in Florida and California within a single calendar year) this new “Castle to Chateau” entices participants to earn an additional International finisher’s medal by completing a continental US Half Marathon combined with the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon. The calendar year completion requirement is the same here as well.
For more information about the race weekend, visit www.run.disneylandparis.com.
Schedule of Events
runDisney Health and Fitness Expo
Sept. 23-24, 2016
runDisney Kids Races
Sept. 24, 2016
Pasta in the Park Party
Sept. 24, 2016
Disneyland Paris 5K
Sept. 24, 2016
Inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon
Sept. 25, 2016
This race is definitely on my bucket list! Not this year, but someday! Are you dreaming of running through Paris in pixie loaded shoes?