runDisney news 8/27/2017 – 9/3/2017

Hi everyone!

Happy Labor Day weekend! This weekend marks the start of the runDisney 2017-2018 race calendar and we kicked things off with the Pixar-themed Disneyland Half Marathon. Congratulations to all runners who participated in the #DisneylandHalf race weekend! Despite the California heat wave with sizzlin’ hot race conditions I hope you all had an ‘Incredible’ weekend.

In the world of runDisney news, here’s what you may have missed:

Here’s the week of August 27 – September 3, 2017:

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s Virtual Running Shorts Series!

June 1 – August 31, 2017

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Congratulations again to all Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend participants! I hope you are “embracing the clank” in the parks today for #MedalMonday. Stay tuned for a race recap from my friend, Rebecca!

August 31 – September 3, 2017

Only two weeks ’till the Disneyland Paris – Val D’Europe – Half Marathon Weekend!

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

The 10K, Half Marathon, and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Challenge are still available. The 5K and Kids Races are officially sold out. Enhance your race weekend by purchasing tickets to the Pasta Party and pre-race parties! I’ll bet the food is spectacular!

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

Eight weeks until the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend! Here are the medals to be earned:

Photo Credit: (c) Disney

The Half Marathon, Two-Course Challenge and Kids Races are still available. For tips on how to have the best Wine & Dine race weekend, check out my latest post! 

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

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

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Last week runDisney unveiled the Disneyland Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend medals featuring everyone’s favorite Marvel super heroes. The 5K and 10K are officially sold out but the Half Marathon and Infinity Gauntlet Challenge are still available. As a reminder, this race, and other Disneyland races, have been rescheduled to begin at 5:00AM PT.

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

Infinity Gauntlet Challenge, Half Marathon still available
November 9 – 12, 2017

18 weeks ’till the 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend! 

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

Still no news on the Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side. With less than five months to go, 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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Less than six months to go! We’re under the 180 day mark so I hope every princess got their favorite dining reservations in order for race weekend.  For more insight into the “Dream Big, Princess” theme for the Princess Half Marathon, check out my latest post.

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


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

First Order 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?

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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