Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon

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Upcoming runDisney Event and Registration Dates

If you aren’t familiar with runDisney races, they are family-friendly running events that are held at the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts. Ranging from 5K to marathons and even kids runs, the races are a creative way to bring new runners to the sport by utilizing the popularity of Disney Parks. It’s a perfect match! So perfect, in fact, that runDisney has become one of the largest race organizers in the United States – both in terms of the number of races and runners. Each year more than 200,000 runners participate in a runDisney event!

Below is a listing of the upcoming runDisney events. Planning for registration is just as important as planning for the event itself; the 2014 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend sold out in just over 12 hours while the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon and the Star Wars™ Half Marathon each sold out in about two hours!

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 23-26, 2017 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Kids Races

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Dark Side Weekend
Apr. 20-23, 2017 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Dark Side Challenge, Star Wars™ Half Marathon, Star Wars™ 5K, and runDisney Kids Races

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend
May 11-14, 2017 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Pixie Dust Challenge and Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend
Aug. 31 – Sep. 3, 2017 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Disneyland® Double Dare, Disneyland® Half Marathon, Disneyland® 10K, Disneyland™ 5K, and runDisney Kids Races

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 2-5, 2017 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened

Super Heros Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 9-12, 2017 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opens: Jan. 31, 2017 at Noon ET

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 3-7, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens: Feb. 14, 2017 at Noon ET

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Light Side Weekend
Jan. 11-14, 2018 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opens: Mar. 14, 2017 at Noon ET

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 22-25, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens: May 2, 2017 at Noon ET

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Dark Side Weekend
Apr. 19-22, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens: May 23, 2017 at Noon ET

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend
May 10-13, 2018 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opens: Jun. 27, 2017 at Noon ET

Contact your Magic Maker® for additional information!

runDisney Event Registration Tips

Every runner is aware of the preparation needed to compete in a race. You can’t just lace up your shoes and go run a marathon! You have months worth of preparation to make sure you are conditioned both mentally and physically and have everything you need to compete.

With runDisney races, that preparation starts with registering for your event. Because these events are so incredibly popular, it’s not uncommon for some races to sell out within hours of registration opening! Your window of opportunity to register for these events can be small, so we have a few tips for you to make it as pain-free as possible.

  • View our listing of upcoming runDisney events and note the registration date and time for the race you are interested in.
  • Because registration requires an active.com account, we suggest you visit the site before registration opens and create one if needed.
  • Because the registration process asks some personal details, it’s easiest for you to fill out the form for yourself. Even if you are participating as a group, it’s best (and quickest) for each of you to register on your own.
  • On registration day, keep an eye on runDisney’s twitter account (@runDisney) for the registration link to be posted as soon as registration opens. This will be your quickest way to access the registration form.
  • If you’re lucky enough to make it right into the queue, you only have 15 minutes to complete your registration before your spot is given up to another person. If you receive an “on hold” message, the queue is full but continue to check back as spots may still open up.

After you receive your registration confirmation, then you can focus on your race preparations and let our expert Magic Makers® handle all the rest of your planning!

Let Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend Begin

Princess Half CollageThis weekend, you can expect to see more tiaras and tutus at the Walt Disney World® Resort than normal!

One of the largest women-specific running events in the nation, the 5th Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend, kicks off today! More than 36,000 runners are expected to participate in this weekend’s races. Participants this year represent all 50 states and over 30 countries!

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend is made up of several events – the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Royal Family 5K and runDisney Kids’ Races on Saturday, Disney’s Princess Half Marathon on Sunday, and the Disney Fit for a Princess Expo at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

runDisney is a series of events that provides runners unique opportunities to run through Disney theme parks. Each year, more than 100,000 running enthusiasts participate in runDisney events. Off to Neverland Travel® has helped many guests plan runDisney trips in which they earn Disney-themed medals, experience legendary Disney entertainment and guest service, and ultimately celebrate their accomplishments with a Disney vacation!

Upcoming runDisney events include:

  • Expedition Everest® Challenge – May 4, 2013
  • Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend – Aug. 30 – Sep. 1, 2013
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler Weekend – Oct. 4-5, 2013
  • Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend – Nov. 8-9, 2013
  • Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend – Jan. 9-12, 2014
  • Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – Jan. 17-19, 2014

Contact your Magic Maker® today for more information on participating in an upcoming runDisney event.

Good luck to all our guests, Magic Makers®, and their families participating in this weekend’s races! Run swiftly, safely, and have fun!

Discounted Room Rates for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Ladies, here’s your chance to prove you have the commitment, perseverance, and determination to be a true princess! runDisney’s women’s focused half marathon course will take you through the Magic Kingdom® and Epcot® Theme Parks on your quest for royalty in the “Most Magical Place on Earth!” Whether running solo or with a group of your closest friends and family, past runDisney participants will agree that every mile ran in a race at the Walt Disney World® Resort is a magical one!

But don’t let that royal treatment end at the finish line! Stay at one of the Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels and enjoy accommodations fit for any queen or princess! Just a few of the onsite benefits include Disney’s Magical Express® Airport Transportation, Extra Magic Hours, and legendary Disney hospitality.

And as an extra bonus, Off to Neverland Travel is offering discounted room rates at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Availability of these discounts are limited, so contact your Magic Maker® today to reserve your spot.

Booking Window:

Oct. 5, 2012 – Jan. 14, 2013 (or while availability lasts)

Offer Details:

Save 10%-25% on your stay for  Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels. Available Resorts include:

  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Stays may be extended to arrive before or depart after Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend, but are based on Resort availability.

Be sure to ask your Magic Maker® how you can save by adding discounted tickets and one of Disney’s Dining Packages. Not participating in the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend? No problem! You can still enjoy the magic of the Walt Disney World® Resort with these discounted rates.

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Discount Terms: All rates are subject to availability. Offer cannot be combined with another offer or discount. Advance reservations required. Additional room types may be available at a discounted rate, but are based off of availability. Each room containing more than 2 adults (ages 18+) may be subject to an additional fee of $10-$25 per person per night. Deposit amount equal to one night’s stay plus taxes will be due at the time of booking. Disney Dining Plan and Discounted Ticket options are available for an additional fee – please ask your Magic Maker® for more details. Any cancellations made after booking will incur a $50 cancellation fee, per room, on top of any fees charged by the supplier.  Ask your Magic Maker for exact details as cancellation fees from the supplier vary based on type of room/package booked.