runDisney news 9/4/2017 – 9/10/2017

Hi friends!

I hope everyone who traveled to Disneyland for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend returned home safely and had a magical trip. I’d like to try and make it out there next year! To all my Florida friends, let’s hope this hurricane goes away quickly and with minimal damage.

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

Here’s the week of September 4 – September 10, 2017:

Only 10 days and counting ’till the Disneyland Paris – Val D’Europe – Half Marathon Weekend!

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

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

Race waivers for all participants now available on the website.

Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe – 10K and Half Marathon still available
September 21 – 24, 2017

Less than seven weeks until the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFIT!

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! 

The Half Marathon course for this year starts in the Magic Kingdom parking lot, a change from last year’s start at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The other big change for this year’s race weekend is the Fall Feast 5K, which used to be called “Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K” and “Mickey’s Holiday 5K.” Here’s hoping for a bigger and better race weekend, filled with food, drinks and festivity! ‘Tis the season after all!

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

After the unveiling of the Disneyland Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend medals, the 10K and 5K were completely sold out. In my opinion, those are the coolest medals of the bunch! 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

17 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

Many runners at the Disneyland Half Marathon chose to ask cast members about the status of the Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side. Some said the cast members were tallying how many individuals went up to ask! The general consensus from cast members in Disneyland was that there would be “an announcement made soon.” 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! Plenty of time to perfect your princess look. 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


The biggest news lately about the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side was the name change for the Challenge, now called the First Order Challenge. I can’t wait to run this race someday when the new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens! 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

Disneyland’s Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend shares the same questionable fate as The Light Side Half. Hopefully we will hear something soon, as the runDisney website calendar listing still has Tinkerbell right at the top:

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?

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s Virtual Running Shorts Series! Next year’s theme and dates TBD, but likely the same June 1 – August 31 summer season.

June 1 – August 31, 2018

Congratulations again, Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend participants! Check out my BFF and guest blogger, Rebecca’s Disneyland 10K race recap.

2018 Date TBD

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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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