Over 17,000 runners will get to experience running through the all-new Cars Land at the newly reopened Disney California Adventure during the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend on September 1-2, 2012! The half marathon will begin with a trip down Route 66, which given the time of day will be be all lit up in a sea of neon. Runners will then journey over to Disneyland Park, past the Matterhorn and through Sleeping Beauty Castle before heading into Anaheim and through Angel Stadium. Sean Astin (The Goonies, Rudy, Lord of the Rings), who recently announced he would be running in the Walt Disney World Marathon in January, will also be participating in this event.
Runners can enjoy more Cars Land fun the day before the half marathon at the Cars Land 5K Rally! The course for this race looks so fun with the majority taking place in Disneyland Park and then finishing right on Route 66 in Cars Land.
In addition to these two races, there will be a two-day Health and Fitness Expo located in the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall beginning on August 31st. This is where runners will pick up their race packets and purchase some of that awesome runDisney merchandise. runDisney training consultant Jeff Galloway, former Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton and well-known running authors Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell will also be on hand to provide valuable race and training information.
For more information the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, head over to the brand new www.rundisney.com.