What brings together, Princess Leia, an ewok, three Darth Vaders, somebody that looks like Chewbacca, and thousands of their fellow fans? How about a RunDisney event with a Star Wars theme? That’s just what was announced today for Walt Disney world on the weekend of… Read More »Walt Disney World adds Star Wars Half Marathon to 2016 runDisney lineup
My family and I recently participated in the inaugural Avengers Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort as guests of RunDisney, and it was just as super as you like your Marvel adventures to be. Yes, it was that powerful. We ran the Avengers 5K… Read More »Weekend Avengers and RunDisney
Over 16,000 runners will be ‘dropping in’ to participate in The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend October 3-4. They’re running for pride and for fun but also for a unique opportunity to go some places guests normally don’t get to visit while at… Read More »Medals for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend Unveiled
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Comic Book Heroes To Run at Disneyland – Avengers Themed Super Heroes Half Marathon Coming This Fall
Like a super hero who is trying to be everywhere at once, runDisney is adding a new half-marathon to the line up. The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon will debut November 14-16, 2014 at the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, CA. The new three-day race weekend… Read More »Comic Book Heroes To Run at Disneyland – Avengers Themed Super Heroes Half Marathon Coming This Fall
The annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is finally upon us, and there’s plenty of new merchandise and memorabilia to stock up on while you’re there, including t-shirts, designer bags, Vinylmation figurines, and brand new New Balance shoes.
First up are the t-shirts, which are a yearly favorite. This year’s selection will include “I Did It” tees with a course map on the back, as well as a “Coast to Coast Challenge” variety.
runDisney continues its string of sold out events when it held the Disneyland Half-Marathon this weekend at Disneyland. Jimmy Grabow, from the aptly named town of Runner Springs, CA, repeated his champion run for the second straight year with a time of 1:07:41, slightly off his record-setting pace of 1:05:29 in 2012. Ricardo Ramirez finished second with a time of 1:14:30.
The female champion, Stephanie Dinius, crossed the finish line in record fashion, capturing the women’s title with a time of 1:15:47. Rachel Booth held the previous record, 1:18:01, from the 2011 Disneyland Half Marathon. Last year’s female champion, Cindy Lynch, finished as runner-up with a time of 1:25:29.
The half marathon field of 17,500 registered runners passed through Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Angel Stadium and the streets of Anaheim. Along the route, runners were greeted by cheering fans, Disney characters, music and live entertainment.