Thursday, June 25, 2015

Inaugural runDisney Paris Half Marathon Info

More information has been released regarding next years inaugural and much anticipated runDisney Paris Half Marathon Weekend. This weekend happens to fall on what will be our two year wedding anniversary weekend and being we honeymooned in Paris, I can't think of a better way to celebrate!
It looks as if they will open travel package registration first - on October 6, 2015 through one of  runDisney Travel Provider Programs. Tour and Travel Partners list will be communicated at time of sales opening. Following the travel package registration, limited individual race registrations are scheduled to start on January 12, 2016* for individual registrations. For more information about the race weekend, visit www.run.disneylandparis.com.
runDisney Paris Schedule of Events

September 24, 2016
Disneyland Paris 5K

September 25, 2016
Inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon

September 23-24, 2016
runDisney Health and Fitness Expo

September 24, 2016
runDisney Kids Races

September 24, 2016
Pasta in the Park Party

From the official press release:

MARNE LA VALLEE, France (June 25, 2015) – The new Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend will be a three-day race weekend that includes a variety of events for runners and fans to experience the theme parks like never before when it debuts in the City of Light on Sept. 23-25, 2016.

The inaugural race weekend in Paris will include fun kids’ races for children of all ages, a 5K course through Disneyland Paris and a scenic half-marathon course through two Disneyland Paris theme parks and the countryside villages that surround the Disney Parks.

In addition to the races, the Paris event, runDisney’s first at a Disney Park outside of the United States, will also offer several family-friendly events, including a pre-race Pasta Party the night before the half marathon where runners can “carb up’’ for the race. There will also be a runDisney Health and Fitness Expo throughout the weekend where runners pick up race packets, shop for the latest running apparel and technology and attend a speaker series involving leading industry experts.

While running through the theme parks and the countryside villages, runners will have the opportunity to meet beloved Disney characters and experience legendary Disney entertainment along the course. And commemorative medals await runners at the finish line.

Race packages go on sale on October 6, 2015.

“We could not be more excited about the upcoming runDisney event,’’ said Tom Wolber, President of Euro Disney S.A.S. “It will make Disneyland Paris the world’s third Disney destination to host this successful sporting series that offers a whole new running experience for the young and young-at-heart.’’

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