runDisney news 7/30/2017 – 8/5/2017

Hi friends!

Happy August! Time to savor the beautiful summer days and nights and pretend not to notice the earlier and earlier sunsets. I hope everyone’s training is going well and that you are getting excited about your upcoming runDisney races! Never run a runDisney race before but are interested or thinking about it? Write a comment or send me an email in my bio! I’d love to help inspire another runDisney athlete!

In case you missed it, here’s the latest on runDisney news for the week of 7/30/17 through 8/5/17:

Here’s the week of July 30 – August 5, 2017:

Virtual Running Shorts – August 1st marks the third and final month of the virtual running shorts series with Pluto’s “dog house” medal. To celebrate all three events, runners can earn their Pluto finisher’s medal showcasing all three objects with Pluto himself! Seeing photos from those who participated on social media has been so fun. Multigenerational families getting together to run, promote fitness, and have fun as a family is what the sport is all about.

Participation still available for the August race
June 1 – August 31, 2017

Here are the medals for the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend medals!

Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar

To those upset about the theme change and the removal of the Dumbo Double Dare, these medals should not disappoint. Each medal represents a Pixar film and the associated characters. The medals were actually designed by Tasha Sounart, an Associate Creative Director at Disney•Pixar. Back in the day, she was an Animator for our beloved Disney Pixar films, ““A Bug’s Life,” “Finding Nemo,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.” This is such a special and unique opportunity to earn a piece of one-of-a-kind Disney•Pixar memorabilia.

What do you think? We’re less than one month away!

For corral placement, the proof of time deadline was May 30.

All events sold out!*
August 31 – September 3, 2017

There’s still a chance to register for the Disneyland Paris – Val D’Europe – Half Marathon Weekend! Here are the beautiful medals to be earned:

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

runDisney France seems to open event registration in waves. The reopened 5K, 10K and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Challenge are still available. Kids races appear to be sold out.

For corral placement, proof of time must have be submitted before August 1.

Note: Unlike the other runDisney races, the 10K (like the 5K) is untimed, and thus require no additional paperwork. Runners participating in the half marathon must have a signed medical release form submitted. Some participants are having trouble submitting their forms, so I’d bring a copy for proof at the expo just in case.

Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe – 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Challenge still available
September 21 – 24, 2017

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend medals were revealed today!

Photo Credit: (c) Disney

The 5K is officially sold out but the Half Marathon, 10K and Two-Course Challenge are still available.

In addition, Misfit, the fitness tracker company and event sponsor, is hosting a sweepstakes for a fitness tracker and/or opportunity to participate in the event weekend.

For corral placement, proof of time must have been submitted before August 1.

“Disney Two Course Challenge”, Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, 10K, and Kids Races still available
November 2 – 5, 2017

We’ll probably be seeing the Disneyland’s Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend medals soon too! Plenty of room still available. Maybe some Marvel super fans will be convinced to register upon the release of the medals!

As a reminder, this race, and other Disneyland races, have been rescheduled to begin at 5:00AM PT. All races (minus Kids Races) are still available.

For corral placement, proof of time must have been submitted before August 1.

Infinity Gauntlet Challenge, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K still available
November 9 – 12, 2017

Less than 22 weeks to go ’till the 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend! I hope everyone’s training is going well – don’t panic! We still have plenty of time to get conditioned. Training for a marathon seems like a huge undertaking but we will increase our mileage at a reasonable rate from now until January.

Race medal designs, TBD. For corral placement, proof of time must be submitted before October 3.

Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, Marathon, and Kids Races (Dashes Only) still available
January 3 – 7, 2018

Well at this point it’s become a bit of a runDisney fan inside joke, but still no news on the Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side. The runDisney website still currently says “UPDATE: Registration for the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland®Resort has been temporarily postponed and will open at a later date. Updated information regarding early and general registration dates to come.”

Registration TBD
January 11 – 14, 2018?

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2018 Princess Half Marathon Weekend training begins October 24, and we still have plenty of time until race weekend, but I just love talking about it! In fact, check out my latest post about my insight into the Princess Half Marathon race themeWe’ll likely hear more solid updates from runDisney in the mid- to late fall. I can’t wait to see the celebratory medals but I think we’ll be waiting for at least another two months!

For corral placement, proof of time must be submitted before November 14.

Race medal designs, TBD. All races on the runDisney website are sold out!*

All events sold out!*
February 22  – 25, 2018

New logo on the runDisney Events tab!

All I can say about Star Wars Half Marathon – Dark Side Weekend at the moment is that it is going to be EPIC when Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and the Resort are open. It will be a fully realized theme. The biggest Star Wars fans can be fully immersed in the experience without ever having to

Race medal designs, TBD. For corral placement, proof of time must be submitted before January 16.

Dark Side Challenge, Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Races still available
April 19 – 22, 2018

Still no word on the Disneyland’s Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend either. The runDisney website still reads “Stay tuned for registration and event information for the 2018 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend.

Registration TBD
May 10 – 13, 2018?

Final Thoughts: Every week we hopefully get closer to an answer about Tinkerbell and The Light Side. I will report out the second I see anything from runDisney.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s recap on Monday. As always, #willrunfordisney !

*Please note: if you really want to participate in a race and it is no longer available on runDisney, check your local travel agent as runDisney provides entries to them in an effort to boost their businesses. Bibs will have to come with a ticket and lodging package.

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about 5 years ago

This is really helpfull for me planning future races! Medical certificate deadline for Paris is moved to August 31th (rD France announced that today on Facebook)

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