The Disneyland Half Marathon weekend is quickly approaching. It’s shaping up to be an incredible weekend filled with all of our favorite Pixar friends. The races will take place at the Disneyland Resort from August 31st to September 3rd. For those of you participating in the event you are most likely starting to shorten your training runs and focusing more on race day. Let’s take a look at some event details and the awesome commemorative merchandise.
The weekend gets kicked off with the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo. This is a must stop for participants as you’ll need to pick up your race number bibs, shirt and gEAR bag. You can also shop all the official runDisney merchandise as well as other participating exhibitors. The expo will be located in the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall.
Thursday, August 31, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 1, 2017 – Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 2, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The 5k is hosted by The Incredibles and gets started bright and early at 5am on Friday morning September 1st. Its a 3.1 mile run that starts on Disneyland Drive and ends in the Limo parking lot.
Saturday September 2nd plays host to both the Kids races and the 10k. The 10k will be very similar to the 5k as it starts at 5am, begins on Disneyland Drive and ends in the Limo parking lot. This race is hosted by Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc. and will span 6.2 miles. The route will include both Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park. The kids races get going at 9am in the Stitch parking lot.
Sunday is reserved for the half marathon and will be all about Toy Story. You’ll be going 13.1 miles with Woody, Buzz, Jesse and the rest of the gang through the Disneyland Resort and some of Anaheim. It too gets started on Disneyland Drive and ends up in the Lilo parking lot.
The Disneyland Double-Dare will be celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. It is for you all who are crazy enough to take on the 10k and half marathon on back-to-back days. Completing this challenge earns you a special Double Dare medal in addition to your 10k and half marathon medal. It also earns you some sore legs and a lot of sleep on Sunday evening.
Last, let’s take a look and some of the amazing Pixar inspired merchandise you’ll be able to grab. This year you’ll find a lot of the traditional favorites as well as a few new options.
We’d love to hear your stories.
Are you running at this years event? If you’ve ran a runDisney event previously, what was your favorite memory?
*photos from Disney Parks Blog